Wednesday, August 12, 2009

ANOTHER CHANGE TODAY!

Going home is mentioned more and more! Still no time frame and honestly I don't even let myself think too much on it yet!! Witt did well with oral(actually by feeding tube) diuretic. He was still fluid positive but within the range of where he seems to be okay. He did put on a little weight yesterday so that will be watched closely. The tricky part is we want Witt to gain weight but not water weight! If he starts gaining too much we will assume it is more water than real weight gain. Not that long ago we were cheering with each ounce he gained and now we kind of hold our breath!!! Witt is still on one more IV diuretic that needs to be changed to the feeding tube. Today, though, the change is in his breathing treatments. Every 6 hours(even in the middle of the night!) Witt had been getting a pretty harsh but effective treatment(IPV) that required a mask to force the air and medicine into his lungs. That is now just twice a day. As I have said, tiny steps but steps that prepare the way to go home! Please pray that Witt continues to handle these changes and doesn't just hold his own but actually improves!!! I have said it before and will continue to say it...we cherish your prayers...we appreciate the time that each of you take to read the blog and pray for Witt...it is priceless to us!

Witt is so precious when he's first waking up!

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3 comments:

rise' said...

Those just might be my favorite videos yet! Praying always!!!

Sue said...

Praying for "no fluid build up" and daily progress.

He is adorable!

Marjie Murff said...

Enjoyed our visit on Tuesday...Witt just keeps getting cuter! Praying daily for continued healing in all areas, and peace and rest for the caregivers!