Sunday, January 31, 2010

What a roller coaster...

Today Landon had to be put on Nitric Oxide on top of the Oscilator.  His body is still not oxygenating how it should.  He was on 100% oxygen on the conventional ventilator, now 100% on the oscilator and adding to that the Nitric Oxide.  He is still a puzzling case...the last urine culture showed the UTI is gone. (great news!)  The bad news is they think this infection could have spread into his bowels, his blood and possibly pneumonia.  He has sepsis.  He is being treated with a broad spectrum of antibiotics that should cover every kind of infection.  Now, the docs are not so worried about the infection (because of the range of antibiotics), but respiratory distress.  The new problem they are trying to figure out is whether or not he has Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ARDS (all the babies had Respiratory Distress Syndrome when they were born - this is a different kind).  This has been such a roller coaster of a week.  We are so incredibly proud of Landon - he is such a fighter!  He has been through so much and has scars and battle wounds.  We call them God's miracle marks. :)  When medicine has hit a dead end, God never fails.  We are praying for healing and comfort for Landon and comfort and peace for our family. 

The bittersweet news is Brennan's coming home today!  I'll write about that later - we're waiting for discharge right now.  It's just so hard mentally and emotionally to be so thrilled about bringing him home, when we know is brother is so sick.  Landon's in excellent care and so many are lifting him up.  God is the Great Physician and in that we put our trust!  We'll keep you updated on Landon - it's been hard to know what to update because things change so quickly.  We truly appreciate all your prayers and encouragement! 

7 comments:

Kendall Gulbernat said...

Our hearts go out to you and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We wish you the best for a peaceful homecoming and for God to continue to give Landon strength to fight.

We brought Colin and Carter home this month and it has has been amazing. They have grown leaps and bounds - it is truly the best place for them once they've run their NICU course.

xoxo

The Gulbernat Twins & Parents from Room 3

Rebecca said...

still praying for little landon!! and hooray for brennan coming home today!! what a milestone!!

Kimberly & Alex said...

Congrats on Brennan, praying for
Landon

Mary said...

We are lifting Landon up so high in prayer.

Congratulations to Brennan comming home.

You are all in our continuous prayers.

Mary

jag said...

I imagine that it is very difficult to have one heading home while worrying for the other. Ryan, the babies, and I have been praying together for your family and will continue to do so. Enjoy the homecoming!

Nikki said...

Oh no, poor Landon... but of course he's a fighter! He's proven that time and time again! :) And I'm so happy to hear that Brennan is coming home! Great job to both of them! :D

erin said...

Been following your blog for a little while...found it through a blog of a friend of a friend's... :) So happy for you that one of your babies is going home today! Our family is praying for Landon that he pulls out of this rut soon and that he and Brooklyn are able to join the rest of you!