Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Still fighting

Bodie is still hanging in there, but honestly is having a really rough day. He coded again once he got back to his room and they've been having a hard time stabilizing him. His pressures have been all over the place and his sats have been low. They had to put him on a paralytic and that seems to have helped a bit. He has been relatively stable for the last couple of hours, so let's hope he stays that way.

Everyone seems to think this is just a great big attack of pulmonary hypertension. What is puzzling to me is how quickly it came on. He's always struggled with hypertension but never to the point of it literally being life-threatening. Something must have triggered it, but what exactly is the big question. They think it's most likely what they call "microscopic aspirations", which is where someone aspirates their feedings just enough into the lungs to trigger hypertension but not enough to show up on a chest x-ray. That may be the case (I've asked them to see if there's a test they can run to determine this rather than saying he has to have a feeding tube solely based on speculation), but I can't help but think about the fact that he got his vaccinations this week and wonder whether that may have triggered this whole thing...

Anyway, he's still fighting what appears to be an uphill battle at the moment. Please please pray they can figure this out and his little body will keep fighting hard...

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  1. Thinking about you lots and praying extra hard for Bodie and all of you. We're here if you need anything. I definitely Know these uncertain times can be so hard emotionally, physically, and spiritually - but we will pray they are short lived and behind you all soon. Love - Sara and the Hale Family

  2. My dear Amy, our family is praying for Bodie and all of you constantly! We will not give up. I pray that God is holding him in the palm of His hand and that He will provide healing for Bodie. Hang in there. We are here for you! I mean it! Much Love and God Bless You all. Nairi and Michael Jeppson