Monday, June 15, 2009


The surgeon met with Austan and Melanie and let them know that they removed 62 cc's of fluid from around his heart. His CO2 level was elevated so he was having a hard time with his normal breathing prior to the procedure. Witt will spend the night in the PICU while he is on the ventalator and hopefully come off it either tonight or tomorrow. In additon, Witt will have a temporary drain to keep additional fluid from building up over the next couple of days or so. Breathing will be much easier for him as the fluid was restricting his ability to breath normally.

Texas Children's Hospital continues to amaze me with the level of care, but more importantly it is interesting to see God at work all around us. We see men and women doing specific things that contribute to life. It is patients walking through the process of healing and others struggling to take another step. In the end...God is here, all around.

And in that place many believed in Jesus. John 10:42


Debbie M. said...

Praise God for His protective care! Continuing to pray for healing for Witt, peace for the family, & wisdom for the doctors. Also, especially lifting up Austan and Melanie. May God fill you with His comfort and strength.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

And here, I would like to give Mel props for being cognizant of Witt's body language. The fact that she observes and acts on her observations makes me so happy that Witt is in her care.

I recently saw this and how perfect: God does not call the equipped. He equips the called.


Mollie (aka Mimi) said...

I have been praying for Witt quite a bit today, and I now pray that he has a peaceful, restful night as well as the family. It has been a rough day, but God is still in control as always.

Love and Peace,

annalee said...

love you witt! love you luphers!