Thursday, November 13, 2008

vivid proof that prayers work!

So.... thank you all for the comforting words and strong prayers. I have to say that I am humbled by the people that really love this little man, and want the best for our family. I came in today to see Yale had slightly improved. He came off of his epi last night without a glitch and the ventilator as been weaned fron 99% to 75% with no desats. YAY... This is a huge improvement from yesterday when Yale would for no reason desat to 45% and just hang around there for a few hours, and that was with all the support he was on. He's now getting an infusion of lasix. All those of you reading that have listened to me rant about Yale's issues with diuretics might laugh.... but he's responding... for today... tomorrow...might be a different story. For some reason Yale really adjusts to lasix and was even showing signs of adjusting to iv lasix before all this happened.... but... for now its working... They're thinking about lifting the muscle relaxants again...but as I and his nurses agree.... there is no reason to do that until we are close to being able to take him off of the ventilator. Yale will just get angry about it (its down orally) and everytime he starts to wake up his blood works goes all wonky and he desats.... so than they re-muscle relax him and up the vent settings and set us back again... :) Oh how I love the joy of annoying fellows thinking they know he'll be okay with waking up on the vent... HELLO... this is the child that goes into the "death scream" when someone walks up to the side of his crib... he's been tortured the entire time we've been here with tests and pokes and scans... he has a huge fear of anyone but me and dad...and he should... its only natural for a 10 month old.... so how would you think he'd react if you woke him up then strap him down because he's scared and trying to move.... ugh... although its nice to see him open his eyes.... its not nice to see how terrified he is when he does.... and I can't pick him up and console him... All I can do is tell him he is safe and nothing is going to happen....Only thing is, I don't think he'll believe me anymore... thats what I told him when I handed him off for his picc.... heck... I don't believe me anymore...

Anyhoo, thankyou to everyone for the positive words and vibes and prayers... Yale felt them immediately as you can see... such an improvement...but such a ways to go too!

And to the Mitchells... thank you for the quick visit and words of encouragement. I can't wait to be on your side on the fence, and to come to Ryley's parties!


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that there is an inprovement today. Prayers do work. We will all continue to send them your way baby Yale :o) ooxx Tanya

Anonymous said...

Way to go Yale!! You sure are a trooper....we will continue to prayer for your family..

ChristophersHeart said...

Wonderful wonderful news that things have improved today! We've been praying for Yale and you and sending lots of positive thoughts your way too.
Way to go Yale! He's such a fighter! (and a cutie pie to boot!)


Anonymous said...

Tanna, you are a tower of strength and Yale is a lucky little boy to have such a strong mom. We are keeping our thoughts and prayers going. Hugs to you all.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that he has stablized.
thinking of you a this time.
sending prayers you way.
Drea ( Hunters mom )

Anonymous said...

So glad to meet you in person Tanna! Yale is lucky little guy to have such a strong mom. We'll continue to send prayers Yale's way in hopes that he improves even more and will go in strong when he gets his new heart!


Anonymous said...

That's the little fighter we've all grown to know and love! Heart high fives to Yale...keep up that fighting spirit - all of you!

Jenaia said...

I am so happy to read that things are going a little better. I will continue to pray for more and more improvement and a new heart very soon!