Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Update on Steven

Steven's Tuesday had its ups and downs as well. Although the doctors believe he could now breathe on his own, they are keeping him on the ventilator (and therefore sedated) because of his recurring fevers. They'd rather leave the tubes in a day or two longer than have to put him through REintubating him. The main prayer request today is for the fevers to abate. And stay there.

They're having to drain fluid from around his heart and lungs via a chest shunt, and they've had to run his IV through his neck because of how swollen his body is. Still, there is no sign of infection and that is good.

The odds of getting this bacteria are like one in a million. We always knew Steven was special! Foothills Hospital in Calgary has never seen this disease before, and only about 40 cases are reported annually worldwide.

Thanks for your kind words and prayers.

5 comments:

chrisd said...

Sending hugs and prayers over to you, Val.

Valerie Comer said...

Blessings on you, Chris.

momdonna said...

Just heard about Steven from Jen today, you're all in my prayers Val expecially Steven.

Shannon said...

Praying, Valerie!! And thanks for doing the blog tour even if it wasn't everything you wanted to post ...

Valerie Comer said...

Thanks so much. Things are improving. Update tomorrow when I've had some sleep!