Friday, April 2, 2010

Quick prayers for Landon

Surprise, it's about Landon again! So I can just give a quick update and will know more on Monday...Landon's still on the ventilator from surgery last Friday. The docs tried to extubate (take him off the vent) yesterday without success. He did his notorious clamping down on cannula which was really scary as they had no means of making him breathe. He's been showing good signs on the vent and doing a lot of breathing on his own or above the vent. He's on about medium vent settings still. Today Nich talked with the docs and they want to do a couple tests on Landon Monday. He still hasn't pooped since surgery Friday even after suppositories. They're concerned about his bowels and a possible obstruction. When they fixed his hernia, his intestines had grown around the hernia and it was complicated. They're not using the Gtube until he poops so they know everythings working right. He's probably going to have a GI study again on Monday. Also, because of his clamping, they also think there's a problem with his airway. After they get the bowels under control, when they extubate him next (hopefully soon!) they'll take him down to OR to do it so they can get a good look at his airway. They talked about the need for a trach or home ventilator again.

Please pray for Landon (and for us!)! We thought he beat this after he recovered from the Human Metapneumoviraus and went to cannula. He very well may be testing us and the doctors, he is a miracle and we need to keep our eyes on that! God has gotten him through SO much, and we cling to that! Landon just needs a break to rest and recover. I'll update on Monday (or close to!). We know when we post a prayer request, the prayer warriors start! So we're praying for a complete turn around and clear test results in a few days!

6 comments:

Mary said...

We will be sending many prayers for Landon.

Mary

Angela said...

I'm saying a big prayer over here for you and sweet Landon!

jag said...

I'm praying for him. Hugs!

The Denby's said...

Our prayers don't stop...

Britt said...

ooh poor little guy - I'll be praying that he just needed a break and will overcome all this and come home just on the canula!

Happy Easter!!!

I'll come see you soon, I'm almost done being sick!

Rebecca said...

poor little guy...will be praying for him!