Saturday, October 13, 2007

October 13th

During the last few days Jack got a new chest tube, a new arterial line, and had some of his medications changed. His head and belly are measuring a centimeter less than they did on Wednesday so we are encouraged by that. Everyone in the PICU had a hard night. Over the last few weeks we have become friends with a Mexican family whose little boy is next door. Last night they had to send him home to heaven. It was nice to be able to talk with them and be strengthened by their faith in the plan of our Heavenly Father. We pray for them.
Jack's kidney function continues to slowly improve and they are weaning him off the nitric oxide. We will see if the pulmonary hypertension is better. Jack weighs 9 lbs 6 oz, without all of the fluid he would weigh about 6 lbs 8 oz. You can imagine what your child may look like if he or she had almost 3 lbs of water weight. Hence the lack of pictures on our blog. GO UTES!


Wright Family said...

Hi guys - hope that weaning the nitric goes well. You have been in our constant thoughts and prayers. I'm sure Jack is still beautiful, even with the extra water weight. We were so blessed to have met you guys and will always have you close to our hearts. Stay strong and take care. Bobby & Jen

Roger said...

good for Sir Jack, positive steady (slow) progress. may you have peace this beautiful October day.

Gantner Family said...

Dear Jack, Sarah, Darren

All three of you are great examples to all of us. You fight through the challenges day by day relying on our Lord. We are thinking of you and praying for you.

Let Jack know that he has a bunch of huge supporters here in Switzerland!

Big hugs from all of us for all of you!

Fredy, Cornelia, Joshua, Samuel, Benjamin, Saraja, Jonas

Janette said...

Since I'm a Cougar fan, I'll just say "GO JACK!!" lol. His good news always brings a smile to my face and warms my heart. Maybe someday, our paths will cross and I'll get to meet the little legend. Until then, my prayers are with you.

libertyjed said...

We are thinking about you, and are remembering each of you in our prayers. We are inspired by your strength.

Much Love,
Aunt Cheree and Uncle Deane

hkhl said...

We don't care if he's three pounds overweight - we'd love to see pictures of our little hero! We love you all - keep that liquid gold coming, Jack! xoxoxoxoholly&rob