Thursday, September 20, 2007

Friday September 21

Tonight Jack is resting comfortably. I have found that updating the blog is a lot easier if there is new news. He is doing about the same. We are anxious to see him take bigger steps in the right direction but we are grateful that he is maintaining his fight. The doctors are fighting two battles that are difficult to fight at the same time. While Jack needs all the help he can't get for his kidneys to get rid of the fluid, he also needs antibiotics to keep his infection away. The antibiotics are very hard on his kidneys so the doctors find themselves walking a fine line between giving the antibiotics that he needs and allowing his kidneys optimal conditions to perform. We continue one day at a time and pray that he improves. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.


Kristin Nelson said...

Sarah and Darren-
I am so glad that the doctors working on little Jack know what they are talking about. It is comforting I am sure to trust the care that he is in. Zach and I will continue to pray for him to get stronger. Our thoughts are with you all.
Love, Zach and Kristin

Somer said...

I have been following Jack's progress daily and my prayers are with you. My brother Tyler Bastian told me of your blog because of the similarities to my daughter. Maisy had TOGV and developed complications following surgery such as infections and chylous plural effusions. I remember all too well sitting in my daughter's room watching the fluid draining from the chest tubes hoping it would change from milky to clear. Sometimes you feel very alone. But I can tell you are wonderful parents and Jack is a strong boy. If you need to talk to someone who has been there you can email me at

Spencer & Sierra said...

Darren and Sarah-

Thanks so much for this blog. It's been really nice to be able to follow Jack's progress despite being so far away. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Spencer and Sierra