Monday, September 14, 2009

STILL A LITTLE FLUID POSITIVE

Witt is resting well now after a pretty long night last night. We were a little worried about Witt's oxygen saturation. The attending came by this afternoon and answered all our questions. Witt is fluid positive but they are not wanting to give him any more diuretic by IV and so far its not affecting his lungs. Everyone who goes through surgery ends up with extra fluid. They have to keep a close eye on Witt to make sure it doesn't knock him for a loop! His lung x-ray looks pretty good. Witt's osat drops when his stomach is bothering him but does go back up to 99-100 when he is asleep. Right now they are taking things slowly but in general are happy where he is after surgery. The more Witt can recover on his own without intervention the better. Witt was given full feeds the day after surgery but that was stopped and he was put back on IV fluids first. This morning he was given small steady amounts of pedialyte. Tomorrow he will be given small amounts of formula that is lower in calories than his usual and work up to 30 calorie per ounce. As you can tell it's small steps for Witt but so far it has been forward steps! There has been no mention of when Witt might get to go home. His stomach and feeds need to be taken care of. I am asking God to continue His amazing work in Witt for all to see!! I am also asking God to get Witt home before the antique show! If you are familiar with Mel's family, you know we run an antique show and a cafe' on my parent's property in the country twice a year. That's coming up in less than 2 weeks and lasts for 9 days. It will be hard enough without Melanie and Witt out there but very hard if Witt is still in the hospital! Having said that though...my God is so giving in His loving grace that I have no doubt it will all be fine regardless!!!! AND the family and friends that God has given my family that continue to rally around us to help with the antique show is amazing and humbling. It too is one of the most incredible ways that I am touched by God.

Today Melanie and I took Witt, Bert and an IV pole for a walk. Witt loves his stroller and it sure feels good to get up and walk!
BEFORE THE WALK!


AFTER THE WALK!

4 comments:

Gayle said...

Witt and Bert look very peaceful!
Cute pictures!
God has the perfect pace for Witt's recovery. His timing is perfect. We continue to pray for all of you. Have a good night tonight.
Love you,
Bobby and Gayle

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I am loving those pictures! Slow and easy, Witt. Prayers continue for God's perfect timing. ~Mindy

Kelli said...

Praying for you guys even more as antique show approaches!!

rise' said...

Praying with you and for you all! And, if I opened my eyes to find Bert staring at me like that, I'd freak just a little bit. lol.

Love you all!