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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Update from the Pediatric Ward

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.


Sandi Mortinson said...

Wow! We will definitely be praying for you guys and for Nathaniel! Our Home Group is meeting tonight, so we will be sure to pray for you.
He looks so darling, even in the hospital! What a little treasure. I hope the doctors will be able to determine the cause quickly and come up with a solution so that you can come home.
Love you guys,
Sandi Mortinson

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that Nathaniel is sick! We are praying here in FL!!!


The Greens said...

I will be praying for you!! What a cutie :-)

Kate from the PW list

Yarnsmith said...

Oh, you guys must be WIPED OUT too. Gardners will continue to pray for you and Mesfin. Habtamu and Yordanos were so excited to see pictures of him on your blog.

Chris G

Eric Plummer said...

holy cow you look soo thin. Geeze you all get better and stay better!