Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Out of the OR back to Critical Care

Jadon had his sternal surgery this afternoon. The sternum was opened up again, cleaned out, flushed with antibiotics, and infected tissue was removed.  The bone was in relatively good shape so the surgeon was happy with that. An attempt was made to access a fluid collection on the right lung but it proved illusive as always. His sternum was rewired and a different type of stich was used to close the skin so only a small part can be reopened if necessary. He is back in the cardiac critical care unit for at least overnight with the hope of taking him off the ventilator in the morning. He has been dropping his oxygen levels a bit tonight but finally seems to have stabilized. 

Praying he continues to improve and not have any further setbacks.  I am still fighting bronchitis so I was not able to be present at the hospital.  Obviously this was tough on both Sara and I. We've got to admit... this is getting long.  But our faith is in God.  We know that he is in control.

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.  Psalm 29:11

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