Rock Star had a rough, rough night. His oxygen level would stubbornly not stay in the healthy range without needing blow by oxygen. He hated the oxygen of course, so all night Mike and I had to stay vigiliant about sneaking oxygen on him while he was asleep. We would think he would be in a nice, deep sleep and sneak it on him and have him wake up flailing at us! Ha! Sadly he did get comfortable with his oxygen on around 4 a.m. and then it was time for a blood draw. Sigh. Mike and I are walking zombies this morning.
We just had a long meeting with his team. He has way too many issues going on to write about here but here is how you can specifically pray for him today:
Please pray that his oxygen stays in the healthy range without the need for oxygen support.
Please pray for his lungs. A chest xray last night showed that his lungs are slightly collapsed around the bottom from his surgery plus he has fluid around his lungs.
Please for the fluid around his heart that it goes away.
Please pray for pain management today. The team wants to cut back on the morphine because it can cause stats to drop and for him to be sleepy. We need him to be up and moving to work out some of that fluid on the lungs and heart. That is going to be difficult without morphine on board to help his tender wound site. Also when he is in pain he tends to pant instead of taking big deep breaths which also negatively affects his stats. Sigh.
This is the part that breaks our hearts, but it seems that his spunk and fight are gone. He is so miserable that we cannot entice him at all to get up or to communicate much with us. We are going to try to rememdy that by bringing down Kyle and Hope today. We pray that their sweet faces will perk him up. I am tearing up now writing this, but we miss our spunky fighter. We are so concerned that his demeanor has changed so much and he is so quiet and passive. I feel guilty now for ever accusing him of being strong-willed because I would LOVE to see that side of him again. Needless to say our hearts are broken and we are sad and scared. It has been a long and emotional few days around here.
That is our update here. We will update later after his repeat chest xray. We covet your prayers for our sweet boy.