Bodie is still steadily improving, thank God! They're hoping to extubate him tomorrow - and probably start weaning his sedation a bit (they like to keep them pretty doped up while they're still intubated as it's fairly uncomfy for them). Please pray specifically that he is extubated tomorrow and that he continues to improve dramatically!
We plan to have another conference with the doctors on Bodie's condition early next week - please pray that the doctors decide (as I suspect) that Bodie is not in fact that fragile, but instead ended up in the state he was in because he wasn't managed properly on the step-down unit (which is a whole other matter I intend to discuss with them during that conference as well - Bodie should NEVER have been allowed to deteriorate to the point that he did; in fact, the only reason he ended up in the CTICU when he did is because I called the Rapid Response Team (a "2nd opinion" emergency team that parents can call if they believe their child is in critical condition or simply isn't been treated effectively)). I would guess that any child (even a heart healthy one) with symptomatic c-diff that was untreated for a week would probably not be in great shape. So, we are thinking Bodie's condition had more to do with that than any fragility inherent in him. Please pray that the doctors agree! That would mean he could go home rather than staying until his second surgery!
Oh, and a few updates on the kiddos you've all been praying for:
1. Jacob - he's home now!!! And doing wonderfully. Please continue to pray for his family as they settle into life with a high-risk child.
2. Adelaide - she's doing SO much better! She just had another open-heart surgery Monday to repair her mitral valve, and it was a roaring success! She is now off of all her heart meds and continues to make steady progress recovering! What an answer to prayer!!! Please continue to pray for her recovery. (Oh, and you remember the infection I posted about sometime ago? The one that caused her to have to go back on all of her heart meds? Yep, that was c-diff, too. Nasty stuff.)
Thank you so much for your continued prayers!!!