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 tube...in 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!
PRAY, FRIENDS, PRAY!!!