Tuesday, January 26, 2010

HARD MORNING!

Late last night about 11pm the decision was made to take Witt off the ventilator. He did well through the night but early this morning he took a turn for the worse. Around 6am Witt started fussing. His osat dropped and stayed down. His breathing became increasingly more labored. The doctors were called and the decision was made to give him more diuretic and watch him. Witt still remains off the ventilator but it is still touch and go. The doctor wants to give him every chance to remain off the vent but also knows that Witt could require it at any second. Most of us will never know what it's like to have a crash cart sitting at the end of our baby's bed in case it is needed. Melanie and Austan have lived through many of these kinds of situations. Right now they are both very tired and yet tomorrow afternoon they will meet with Dr. Morales and hear his opinion about replacing the mitral valve. One cardiologist said today that some of them don't think surgery is a good idea...that it might not help...Witt might not even survive...or if he does he might never be able to come off the ventilator. Please continue to pray for God's will. Continue to pray for Mel and Austan as they make decisions. Please pray that right now God is holding all three of them in a very real and practical way that is felt!

30 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I am praying for Witt right now and may God give you all the knowledge to know what decision to make and for God's will.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Lately, I rarely read your posts that I don't walk away singing "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms". I continue to pray for Witt, Mel, Austan and your entire family. Peace, healing, comfort and wisdom. ~Mindy

Biker Chick said...

My heart feels heavy. I will pray that Witt and all who love him and care for him are held up and guided through this. Love to you all.
Emily

Rebecca Lingerfelt said...

I don't even know any of you, but found this site about a week ago. I am drawn to it because of Witt's sweet face (I am Grandmommy to 2 precious grandsons) and that you live in Texas....my home state, even though I live elsewhere now. I simply cannot fathom what you are going through, but I pray every time God brings you to my mind for wisdom for the drs. and peace and strength for your family and healing for your precious Witt. Rest as you can in HIS arms!

Ashley said...

still praying and thinking of your family daily.

Katie Zell said...

Austan & Mel,

I wanted to let you know that you guys and Witt are constantly in my prayers!! You are so strong and are the model of amazing parents! If there is ever anything that I can do for you, please just ask!!!

All my love,
Katie

Kelli said...

Had a dream about giving Mel the biggest hug ever. It was really random but she has been on my mind all day.

Anonymous said...

Praying furiously for Witt, his parents, and doctors.

God Bless Little Witt!
a blog follower from VA

patti said...

I cannot imagine the pain and agony you are going thru. I am praying right now that God will give you the strength to make hard decisions. The greatest physician of them all is in control...
please know that Witt and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

bikim said...

I'M THINKING OF YOU AND ASK THE VIRGEN MARIA TO WATCH OVER YOUR BABY! POSITIVE THINKINGS FROM FAR AWAY PORTUGAL!
ROSA

Pam said...

Unceasing prayers and love from California

Biker Chick said...

I just wanted to share a response from one of my coworkers. I sent a prayer request and here was one response:
What a precious little boy. My heart goes out to his terrific parents. My prayers go out to them all! I am a better person because of this blog.
Thank you!

Raley Family Blog said...

Praying!

Anonymous said...

may mel and austan and little witt FEEL jesus' arms that ARE right now wrapped around them...praying~

Auntie Cake said...

Sent over from Garden Antqs Vintage... Will pray for you and your precious baby, the doctors, and entire family during this difficult time. I pray that you feel in the presence of God just when you need it most.
Kate

mary said...

praying

Jenn said...

Lord cover our sweet Witt with your healing hands! Praying for strength! I pray Witt, Mel, & Austan feel the comfort the Lord is providing. May your eyes and heart stay focused on the Lord. He is in charge of this journey. I pray for direction in any decisions that need to be made. Love you all so much!
Jenn & Joseph

Michelle said...

Continuing to pray!

summersundays-jw said...

I check on you so often. My prayer is that God will wrap all of you in his loving arms & bring you comfort. You're in my prayers. Most sincerely, Jan

trash talk said...

I'm struggling to find the right words to convey to all of you what I'm feeling as I read your words. I am praying for God to encircle y'all with love and strength so tight that negativity from the outside will not be allowed to creep in. I keep hearing a song in my head as well...the old standard "I surrender all". It is in God's hands just as it has been all along. I pray for healing for Witt and for his sweet parents, I ask for God's calming force to strengthen them in this difficult time. Thinking of y'all always.
Debbie

Tracy Suzanne said...

I just came over from Garden Antqs Vintage where there was a post about Baby Witt and the family. I wanted to let you know that I am praying for Witt, Melanie, Austan and Dr. Morales and all the family members. I pray that our Lord gives you the direction you need, the comfort you desire and the peace, rest and nutritional and spiritual replenishment that you need.

God Bless you all. Love & warm hugs....Tracy

mrsrubly said...

i have been following elle belle's blog for quite some time the other night i was looking @ her blog and decided to click on witt's page and i am so glad i did. may god hold the 3 of ya'll o so close in hands right now in these very delicate and critical times. may he give you rest and peace. i will be checkin back keep the blog posted so there's an update. holding all of you close in my heart and prayers~bonny from katy TX

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sweetpea said...

praying for all of you at this difficult time. trust that the Lord will give the answer.

God bless you,

Shelley

Agoura Antique Mart said...

Oh Lord Jesus Pleae Help this beautiful angel! please God Speed..Maria, The Agour Antique Mart

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

I've been reading Witt's blog for quite a while now, but don't comment often.
I just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of and praying for you all.
With love x

Stephanie said...

Praying especially hard today, their isn't a day I don't pray for Witt and his family. May God wrap his arms around Witt, his entire family, and medical staff. Praying for strength to make the hard decisions that are ahead. God Bless.
~Blog follower from Central Missouri~

Mandi said...

Witt, Mel, and Austan have been on my heart and I will continue to pray for them.

Gayle said...

Our hearts and prayers are with you. This morning,I was reading in Psalms and read this verse "Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for YOU are close beside me." I KNOW God is close beside each of you. HE has you wrapped tightly in His loving arms.Thank You, Lord, for shielding them, wiping their tears, comforting them,guiding them, and for all the blessings you have given them. Thank you for being the One in total control!

We continue to put our faith, hope, and trust in God. Praise God! Thy WIll be done, Father.

We love looking at the pictures of Witt because God's light shines right through those gorgeous expressive eyes and his beautiful smile. We love you all so much.
Bobby and Gayle

Anonymous said...

Mel, I don't know if you remember me, I am Molly's friend Jamie. I just want you to know that I think about you often and have started praying for little Witt. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through and what he has to go through. I can't say much more without crying, so I will just say God bless you and your family. Love the Andersons