Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us"

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Our Little Man

Well all Caleb is peeing!!!! We are still not sure what is causing the fluid overload. The cardiologists are coming tomorrow to offer their opinion and see if they think the heart may be related in anyway.
His liver enzymes went up slightly today. The TPN (IV nutrition) was rehung (he was off it for a couple of days) lastnight so they are trying to see if the TPN made his levels go up so they are going to 'cycle' (not let it run over a full 24 hours - first time they are doing this in the PICU - usually they only cycle TPN on the floors) his TPN. So we will see in the morning if this effects his levels in any way.
They have started to wean his morphine because they are hoping his worst part of the withdrawal is over. His eyes are still not normal so we are hoping they will come back to normal once the meds are out of his system. However, he is still on Valium and Methadone to help him with his withdrawal also.
They have added an oral blood pressure medicine to get him off of the IV blood pressure medicine. They have also stopped his medicine that was a treatment for 'asthma' acting lungs. He is still on antibiotics though for his fungal infection and preventive measures also. They are many other meds that they have changed/stopped as Caleb was a VERY VERY sick boy and still is sick but we are hoping he continues to make baby steps in the right direction.
Again, I want to thank everyone for the phone calls and the emails I am trying to get to them as I do not leave Caleb's room in the PICU often as I am sure you understand. Thank you all again so much. God Bless you all!
God Bless Caleb!!


Chris said...

So glad to hear more good news!! I pray the upward swing continues!!

Love to you all-
Chris XOXO

Eva Nichole said...

I have prayed everyday and will continue to do so. Caleb is a super strong boy and will always be in our hearts. Continue with those baby steps sweetheart.
Crystal and Eva

Jess Tuschong said...

I love to hear good news from you...

God Bless & Lotsa Love,

CorrieYoung said...

So glad to get another update about Caleb. Sounds like so much of tweaking this and that. He is in such good hands physically and prayerfully.

I even had a dream about him! We're praying for ALL of you. I know you have to be so strong to be there for him and that's so very hard. So know that you two(Brian and Sarah) are constantly in our prayers as well.

Love from MO,

Aunt Jen said...

Pee, Bubber Pee!!!!!! Keep up the good fight Caleb!! You keep being so strong!! All our prayers and love are coming your way...if you feel a squeeze, it is coming to you all the way from Pittsburgh!! Love you!!!! Love you all!!! Miss you Sarah!!!

Aunt Jen, Uncle Andy and Haleigh

skeybunny said...

Keep up with those baby steps Caleb. I think of and pray for you often.

Sarah, Jeremy, and Evan Storrs