Thursday, September 6, 2007

September 6th

Today marks two weeks since Jack had his heart repaired. He has been such a champ. We are pleased to report that today Jack's blood pressure is sustained without the help of medication. The past few days he has been weened off Epinephrine, Dopamine, Vasopressin, and Milranone. He continues to receive Amiodarone to help with the arrhythmia, Fentanyl for pain and whatever minerals he may need to keep his body in balance. They also turned down the ventilator today to let him adjust to breathing on his own. He has made such improvement during the last three days that we can hardly believe it. It is hard watching him get better knowing he is going to have to recover again from another surgery. However, the next operation should be less complicated and allow him to recover fairly quickly. We hope to have many more days similar to this one.

10 comments:

Jared said...

YAY!! We are so happy to hear that Jack had a good day today! Keep these days coming Jack! You are trooper! We love you and are praying for you and your mom and dad!

The Sargent Family said...

Wow what a eventful little life your Jack has had. I stumbled upon your blog after hearing of his rough go in his first few days. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys during these fragile days.
love,
Amber (Balli) Sargent

Roger said...

thanks for the update. many in the family are so grateful you take the time to provide this level of detail. good night to Sir Jack, mom and dad. love you

Nathan said...

Jack is a miracle and you two are heroes. What a tremendous family you are forging. Our prayers and gratitude are continually expressed in your behalf.

candace jones said...

I'm so glad little Jack is getting stronger. He is such a precious baby and obviously a little fighter. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
love, candace, chris, and reese

candace jones said...

I am so happy little Jack is getting stronger. He is absolutely precious and obviously a trooper. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
love, candace, chris, and reese

KMH Scraphic Designs said...

Hi,

You don't know me, but I found your site through a good friend of mine; Heather Hinckley. I didn't have much time to read through the posts, but from what I have gathered, you are amazing. To see this small infant already face adult size trials, only means he is by far greater than the rest of us and you are too for being his family. May you be blessed and watched over through the remainder of his surgeries and my God always keep at your side.

Much Love,
The Hansen's

The Buckley's said...

Wow!! You guys are amazing! I am so happy to hear that little Jack is doing better! Stay strong, you are awesome!!!Love,
Kimmy Buckley

dancekatie said...

I am so glad to hear that Jack is doing better. He is a such a cute little guy. Jackson prays for him every night! You guys are so amazing.

Thrillsons said...

You guys are great! We think of you and Jack often. We will pray for more days like this one.