Well, it’s been quite an intense week and we are not out of the woods yet. Josiah has had continued issues with breathing and expelling CO2 from his body – For those medics out there – Respiratory Acidosis. Added to this he has an enormous amount of edema on his body that he is not peeing off.
Yesterday we came in in the evening and he looked so swollen his head was massive. He was also in a considerable amount of pain. During the night his blood gases got worse – (ie decreased pH and elevated CO2) Which is probably all related to the fact that he is so swollen.
This morning the x-rays showed he had a collapsed lung and pneumonia on the lungs, the doc told us yesterday he had a lung infection and also his incision was red and pussy, so he has an infection there.
The doctors here have a plan of action with regard to the medical side
However you can agree with us in prayer for the following
1) The infections in Josiah’s body (lungs and tummy) would clear up – He is on antibiotics for this
2) The swelling in body would go down – (He needs to pee this off)
3) His breathing would be strong and his lungs clear up (currently the oscillating vent is doing all the breathing for him)
4) His pain levels would come down – It is not nice to see our little boy in pain
Thank you, Thank you