Thank you for all your prayers and comments! It has been so encouraging to read!
This morning's blood draw was about 50% good. The potassium level continues to rise higher into the normal range! We are very happy about this. On the other hand, the carbon dioxide level is still the same. :-( This means he will stay on the IV for now and we just have to wait.
This afternoon we had the Respiratory Therapist come and do a blood gas test. The results determined Acidosis (click on the word to read a definition). The next plan is to give him sodium bicarbonate (orally). We have yet to have that happen, but are hoping they will do it soon. Afterwards they plan to just monitor him and hopefully his levels will go back to normal.
Until then, we are still here at the hospital. *sigh*
Please pray with us for our little boy. We love him SOOOO much and the last thing we want is for him to be sick.
I will update more later.
2 days ago