Just a quick update to say thank you for all your prayers – they are working. Josiah is today in a much more stable condition than he was a few days ago.
So what has happened and what can you continue to agree with us for in prayer.
He was very swollen so they administered albumin – a protein which pulled the interstitial fluid into the cells then lasix a diuretic AND he had some massive diapers – PTL. He put on 1 1/2 Lb in edema and last night he was back down to his pre-surgery weight. This meant as a side effect he has changed from being acidotic to being alkolodic – but the blood gases that they take every 6 hours are getting much better – PTL.
He is still fighting infection on two fronts – he has chest infection which has meant he still has a very gunky chest – but his oxygen needs are decreasing and today they will change his vent from the oscillator – The vent is still doing all of his breathing for him – but we are believing he will do better soon.
He is also fighting the infection in the incision – but this too is healing – he is being weaned on the pain medication – The great news about the surgery is that last night he had his first poopy diaper – surely a cause for celebration – which means the gut is clear all the way through. They usually expect the gut to move through in 7-10 days – 5 days at best, however, Josiah despite all the stuff he is going through came through in 4 days.
So all in all things are looking a lot brighter for our precious little boy – we know he has a destiny in God and we are fighting for that destiny in prayer.
So what can you pray for
1) The two fronts of infection would clear up – He would be healed in the chest and in the tummy.
2) His breathing would get much stronger – we want to see him come off breathing support.
3) He would have angelic protection around his bed – We have seen some unusual warfare over our son and we want him hidden under the Shadow of the Almighty
Blessings and Thanks
Jono, Shari and Josiah