Just wanted to pop in and let you all know that Bodie had another good day today! They continued to lower his nitric oxide and he responded favorably (which is great - apparently, that can be a hard one to wean off of) and he is completely weaned off his epi (which is also another big hurdle since that drug helps to pump his heart - it means his heart is doing well enough not to need it!) His fluid retention is also great - he's not nearly so puffy now, so the nurses and docs are really happy!
They're planning to close his chest tomorrow (Thursday), which puts us one step closer to holding him again! YAY!!!!! (they won't let us hold him when his chest is open, as it's too dangerous with his little sternum exposed like that) Then, they start looking at weaning the drugs and slowly weaning him off the ventilator. We don't know how long the process will take - it really differs from kid to kid. So, we just watch and wait and pray - and hope his little body responds well to the weaning process!
So, we don't know yet truly how well he's doing (since the machines and meds are doing most everything for him, allowing his little body to rest and recover), but what we do know is that, for where he's at in the process, he appears to be doing very well. His little body is responding well to each thing they're doing and he's been stable other than the first 12 hours or so. We're past the 48 hour mark, so out of the most critical stage! Now, we're onto the next stage - waiting to see how he does. So, please keep the prayers coming and I'll update once we know more (and yes, as many of you have suspected, no updates generally are a good thing - it means things are stable and Bodie just continue to progress)!
I'm glad to hear that he's progressing in a positive manner. :) Hopefully you guys can hold your little man soon! Stay strong. We're still praying for your little fighter. <3ReplyDelete
I will celebrate all the small victories :) Brodie is just incredible. He will be in your arms in no time, and I bet he will improve even faster. Brodie has some incredible parents. The prayers continue to pour out.ReplyDelete
oh, amy - great news! we'll take every little step as long as it's in the right direction! you are all in our thoughts daily, and thank you for the update. that bodie sure is an adorable little fighter!ReplyDelete
I am just loving these updates Amy. So good to hear good news about Bodie. SO glad he's responding so well. Thank you for being so specific in what to expect in the days to come it really helps with knowing what to pray about specifically rather than just generally. Don't forget that you are an amazing woman! Best mom for this little guy!!ReplyDelete
All sounds wonderful!! Can't wait to meet the little tough guy ... hope to see you all soon after I get rid of this cold. Take care of yourself while he's in CTICU.=o) Lots of love and prayers, The Hale FamilyReplyDelete
I check several times a day to see the updates. My church prayed for him again last night. We pray for him constantly through the day, and for you.ReplyDelete
I am sitting in my car at Starbucks on base just to finally have some internet, I have been so anxious to check up on you and the little one. So so glad to hear he is doing well and thank you for all the updates...Still praying and anxious for more good news :0ReplyDelete
Thanks for the good news! I'm getting nothing done around here, I'm always checking the computer for updates!!! :) We just keep praying. I can't wait for you guys to hold him, what a moment that will be, and an answer to prayer! Love, ErinReplyDelete
Seeing Bodie in your arms is absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad you were able to hold him, I'm sure that alone will help his progress...ReplyDelete