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"

Friday, July 27, 2007

Septic Again

Well Caleb has another infection which has made him septic. He woke up two nights ago vomiting all night long. They finally pulled his ND (nasal duodenum) tube and placed a NG (gastrointestinal) tube to suction what was in his gut. The vomiting at that time finally stopped!!! However, they did try to place an OG (oral gastrointestinal tube) while the ND tube was in and he wouldn't breathe and his profusion (blood flow) was horrible. Once the ND was pulled Caleb seemed a lot more comfortable and the profusion got better. They did call a 'rapid response' (when they page the PICU team) to have the PICU group come and see him. He is being closely monitored now. They did cultures of all of his lines, urine, you name it. Nothing has grown yet. Since nothing has grown, the concern now becomes if he has another fungal infection. We continue to pray that if this is a fungus it doesn't spread to his heart and cause any problems. They believe a part of the infection is that his bowels/intestines went to 'sleep' and have stopped moving. An x-ray showed that his intestines were very large and so we are hoping the bowels will start moving again soon so we can place a new ND tube and start feeding him again soon. He has been pretty cranky since he got sick. We are praying that he can clear this infection and get better very soon.

As far as the Thymus I mentioned in my last post, it didn't past the screening process. They then were screening another thymus which looked great and passed almost all the tests, until today when it failed one of the last two tests. So again we are waiting for another Thymus. Dr. Markert did mention that there are going to be two heart surgeries next week, so we are praying for consents to be signed and for a good Thymus.

I know I promised pics from Caleb's birthday, but he is pretty cranky and is only sleeping for 15 minutes at a time. . . so we are pretty busy. I promise I will post them soon.

God Bless Everyone.

God Bless Caleb!!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear an update, and I completely understand why you can't post more often right now. Focus on your son and your family...we'll all be patient.

I love you all so much....

God Bless & Lotsa Love,

lbug3000 said...

i am so sorry to hear that caleb is having such a rough time right now. we continue to pray for him and for your family. sarah, i know you are stretched so thin right now and you are doing an amazing job!!! caleb must get so much strength from your hugs. your an awesome mommy. we are always thinking of you all. god bless!!!
christie and fam

chris said...

So sorry about these "wrinkles" and will continue to pray for all things good for Caleb and your family. You know you are always in my thoughts - no need to apologize to us!!

Much love-
Chris XOXO

Jen Straub said...

We love you all so much and we will just keep praying that one of the thymuses from the upcoming surgeries will be the one you need!! His time is coming soon...better safe to know that Dr. Markert is putting the thymuses through such intensive testing to make sure that the one Caleb gets is perfect!! God Bless you all. Kisses to Caleb. We love you!!

Aunt Jen, Uncle Andy, and Haleigh

Anonymous said...

Caleb, Brian & Sarah,
First of all, Happy 1st Birthday Caleb! We are so glad you all had such a wonderful day and all TOGETHER at that. There will be many, many more of those wonderful days and memories to come. Your faith and strength amaze us. You are awsome parents! God Bless you.
Hugs, love and prayers to you.
Robbie, Drew & O

Eva Nichole said...

Hugs, prayers and kisses for Caleb!!

Crystal and Eva

Anonymous said...

Hlebiczki's...extra hugs today while Caleb is being scanned for internal bleeding. I love you very much and am praying for you all.

Keep fighting Caleb...you're such a tough little boy!!!

God Bless & Lotsa Love,

Pappy Bernie said...

We all love you so much and are so proud that you are such a fighter. Such a "big guy"! I miss you. Give your Mom and Gram a big smile from me. See you soon!

Amy, Mike & Ben Russo said...

Caleb and family - you are in our thoughts are prayers. Stay strong little guy!
Amy, Mike and Ben Russo

CorrieYoung said...

We were away from the computer for over a week so we couldn't check in on Caleb but that doesn't mean we weren't praying for or thinking of him. Amy(Max's mom) and I were talking about you and how we wish we could be there to give you big hugs! We were sad to hear of this latest challenge. We're hoping since it's been a week since this last post that he's doing better by now. We're stepping up the prayers...


Lisa said...

Are they going to do a permanent G-tube anytime soon? I hope so..poor little fella. Give him a hug from his friends in Canada!