Friday, October 2, 2009

Pray for Landon - UPDATE

UPDATE - They can't do the surgery with him on the JET ventilator so they need to switch him again (he moved to the JET at 7pm last night). He needs to be on a conventional ventilator like the one Brennan and Brooklyn are on, but he couldn't stabilize on it last time. They'll wean him onto the conventional ventilator this morning and hope he takes it well. This just creates one more hurdle for him, but they're hopeful he'll make a good transition and be ready for surgery this afternoon. He had a really good night last night - they best yet! Pray he's got the strength for the surgery after the ventilator switch!

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We get updates EVERY hour it feels like! We just visited the babies for the evening and talked to the neonatologist. After reviewing Landon's echocardiogram, that blood vessel we mentioned yesterday is affecting his blood pressure quite a bit. Last night and today it has bounced from doing good, spiking high and dropping low. They're concerned and want to do the surgery clip the blood vessel or ductus arteriosus that we thought was doing ok. The doctors haven't given us a time yet, but we're expecting sometime early tomorrow morning. The surgery will take about 2 hours and since Landon isn't strong or stable enough to move to an OR they are turning our NICU room into the OR. They will shut it down for visitors and do the procedure right in his isolette. He has definitely been a fighter and been through so much. Please pray he stays strong and makes it through this surgery! It's a minor surgery, but major for such a little guy. The doc's are hopeful this will resolve some of his blood pressure, lung and hemorrhage issues. We will keep every updated as soon as we learn the results. God, our baby is in Your Hands!

12 comments:

jag said...

Oh, how I wish I had the words to make you feel better, but I know there are none. So, I will continue to send up prayers.

Evan Reker said...

I am praying for Landon, God bless your little babies.

Denise Reker from Canada
http://waitingforalittlereker.blogspot.com/

Tiffany said...

Sending prayers your way!!!

The Paulk's said...

We are defintely praying for your little guy and for the Lord to give wisdom to his doctors!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Praying for Landon. -So much.

Sarah Mouch said...

Good Luck, Baby Landon! Nich and Jenny, try to be strong. This will be the longest couple of hours of your life! He is in wondeful hands, and tust that God will keep him safe.
Sarah Mouch

Rebecca said...

we are praying for landon all morning!

Angie B said...

I am praying for him/..also I thought of you last night when I was reading my Bible. I read "my times are in your hands..." yes you are right he is in God's hands!

Noll said...

Praying for Landon this morning....

The Denby's said...

Prayers are constant for you and your family & for all involed in the care of them...cannot find the words strong enough to show you.

Bill & Rusty

Meg said...

I am so sorry for what you are going through. Your family is in my prayers.

jag said...

PHEW! WHAT A BLESSING! I feel so thankful! I can't even imagine how you must be feeling! Many praises and continued prayers.