It’s been an eventful few days – we came in yesterday morning in readiness for Josiah’s surgery. Dr. Ostlie was the surgeon who did the initial surgery and he did the reconnect as well. Josiah went into surgery at 3.20 and came out at 5.00 – Dr. Ostlie was confident the op went well.
We went home for a few hours and returned later in the evening – everything seemed to be going well – however at about 11.30 the nurse became concerned about abnormal levels in a blood gas – they changed some settings and by 12.30 things were looking brighter – However Josiah had quite a rough night. We got a call at 6.30 this morning from a very worried sounding Doctor who said we should come in right away – not the nicest of wake up calls.
They had been battling with Josiah all night – he is facing quite a few challenges all related with surgery recovery – His pH levels are low (increased acidity) His CO2 levels are high, his blood pressure was low, his SPO2 levels (blood oxygenation) not great. He’s pretty puffy all around and his urine output has been low.
Every one of his limbs is now feeding some sort of drug or IV (and also his head) and he’s on an oscillator which helps him breathe better – he’s had a few blood transfusions today also.
At the moment he is in a critical, but stable condition – well enough about the medical condition – how can you help us in prayer?
1) Can you pray that the swelling from the surgery would subside and that he would pee off excess edema in his body
2) Can you pray that his O2 and CO2 levels would normalize so that he can be weaned from the vent sooner rather than later
3) Can you pray for the comfort of God for our precious little boy – this is a painful surgery and especially for as small a baby as Josiah is.
Ps 127: 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
I want to claim my reward!!
Continued thanks for all your prayers, support and love
We love you
Jono, Shari and Josiah