Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2:00pm Wednesday

Witt had a rough night and didn't sleep much at all. Unfortunately, today has been even worse...he was getting everything by iv and no feeds at all...he hasn't been given anything that contains potassium and have also added a bicarbonate...all of this is an attempt to bring his potassium level down without overloading him with fluids. It's such a delicate balance with Witt because he desperately needs fluids but he can't handle too much at once.

Sometime around 11am, the iv in Witt's foot "blew out." Several different people have tried to find a vein and they have even used an ultrasound machine to try to find one to no avail. There was talk of giving him mixture of sugar water through his feeding tube but that has caused diarrhea in the past. When they were trying to stick Witt (for over an hour!!!) Karen said that she has never heard him cry like he did...please, Lord, please hold Witt!

Just before 2:00pm a team of doctors came in. Witt had gone over 3 hours with no fluids! The lead doctor said to start him immediately on just sterile water in his feeding the meantime, the sugar water mixture also came so he is getting both through his tube now.
**Please pray that Witt is able to absorb these fluids so he won't require the "impossible" IV!

Another finger prick has just been done to check some levels...I'll post again just as soon as I hear any results!


Debbie Mueller said...

Praying without ceasing! Lord, God, please hold Witt in the palm of your hands and supply him with whatever he needs. You know, You are in Control. Comfort his family as they wait.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Prayers continue. Thank you for the updates, Cheryl. I am specifically asking for Witt's comfort and healing, wisdom and answers for the doctors, peace for the family. May you all feel the arms of God around you. Love from Poetry. ~Mindy

Stephanie said...

My prayers continue still from Missouri. Praying for comfort and peace.

Anonymous said...

Heavenly Father,
I come before Your throne and ask that you hold Witt in your care. Please comfort him and his family. Lord, I pray that Witt receives the fluid that his body needs. Be with Melanie, Austan, and Witt's entire family as they trust in You. Be also with the doctors and nurses that are caring for Witt. Guide their minds and hands so they are able to provide the best care for Witt. Amen.

Wykate said...

Praying for little Witt.

Gayle said...

We are praying and trusting God. He knows Witt's needs. "I trust the Lord God. He is my strength."
May you feel peace and comfort as His loving arms surround each of you
We love you.
Bobby and Gayle