Thursday, October 4, 2007
We are so grateful that we are able to spend another day with Jack. Unfortunately updating the blog has kept me a little too honest and I feel that under any other circumstances I would never be this honest about something with so many people. This morning we held Jack in our arms for the first time in six weeks. We felt that it may be our last. The fluid in his tissues has caused his chest wall to stiffen to the point that it became very difficult for the ventilator to fill his lungs. As we held him he slowly started to open up and the rocking in the chair caused him to drain over 100 cc's of fluid out of his chest tubes in less than 4 hours. He also started to pee and by the time we were done he had 25 cc's of the liquid gold in the tube. That was over a 7 hour period but it felt good to have that much in the tube at the same time. Since then his blood pressure has been outstanding and they have weened down some of the medications. It has been one of the most difficult days of our lives. We are strengthened by all of your prayers.