Friday, April 16, 2010
LUNGS HAVE MORE FLUID
Yesterday Witt was given some blood. He had looked pale for several days and his hemoglobin was low. The original plan was to give him the blood followed by an extra dose of lasix. Giving Witt blood is the same in some ways as giving him extra fluid. Then it was decided to time the transfusion so that it would end when his regular dose of lasix was due. Through the night, Witt started breathing harder and the x-ray showed his lungs had more fluid again. They just gave him an extra dose of lasix. Hopefully, this will quickly make him feel better. The doctors would like him to get more calories but for now he can't seem to tolerate it. Please pray that his lungs dry out some! Witt is so close to going home but we keep having little setbacks. Also, please pray for Melanie and Austan. Except for the 5 or 6 days Witt was home in January, he has been in the hospital since the middle of December. And please, always pray that through all this our Lord is magnified...not just through Witt's life but all of ours lives!!!