Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Weathering the Storm

Phillippians 4:6
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.


Karen said...

I am so sorry for the roller coaster ride you all are on. I have been so anxious this morning when I got up and there was not a post yet. We are keeping you all in our prayers. Wish there was more we could do here in MA.

Love, Karen and Bill

Anonymous said...

keep fighting Daniel and we'll keep praying.. the bie's

Ana said...

Lisa and Jimmy,
I was heart broken to read about the awful night of uncertainties. Stay strong and know that all your family and friends are pulling for you and little Daniel. And it looks like your ace medical team is on top of everything. 3Ds

Mo said...

Frog! You poor thing, both you and Jimmy, I feel so bad that you are dealing with such stress and anxiety - that little boy is a fighter...our hearts are with you and I am thinking of you constantly. mo.

Tonia said...

Jimmy and Lisa, Keep your faith and hold onto that bible verse that your aunt Karen gave you! God is so good and remember he loves Daniel more than we could ever imagine. He created that sweet little boy. Oh how I wish we could take away all your pain right now, only God can. We all love you guys! Trust!