Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with Thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.
Our Aunt Karen called with this Bible verse yesterday just at the time I was crawling out of my skin. Yesterday was a rollercoaster. We were across the street at dinner when my cell phone rang. It was the hospital saying that they needed permission to insert a larger catheter for Daniel's dialysis. Just hearing the Doctor's voice on the other end sent my stomach into knots. We rushed back to the hospital. Thank the good Lord, the catheter was inserted just fine with out any bleeding at all. We decided to stick around for a while since there seemed to be a lot of commotion around Daniel's room trying to stabilize the dialysis process. Apparently, the first three hours can be really rocky, especially with Daniel on the ECMO machine too.
At around 9:00, Dr. Rosenkranz calmly, but gravely, stated that Daniel's chest was bleeding and was going to have to go in. Our hearts sank. Here we go again. It was a very long couple of hours that Jimmy and I watched and waited and prayed. At anxious moments, we decided to pace the hallway and pray. At 11:00, we received the news that brought joyous tears and more thanks to God. The bleeding had stopped, the dialysis was working, Daniel was stable. We were able to rest last night knowing that everyone in there would watch him like a hawk.
This morning the sky is bright blue. We walked into smiling faces and a stable little boy. His BUN and creatinine levels are drastically decreased. His heart is pacing better. The plan today is to continue dialysis, and they will possibly even wean him from ECMO some more.
God is so good.