Sunday, October 18, 2009

Day 7 update

Nathan continued to do well tonight. He has a slight fever, continues to pee out extra fluids (he's still somewhat swollen), and his other numbers look good. His day nurse said that in a best-case scenario, Nathan would be out of the ICU in three days and out of the hospital in seven. Both his day and night nurses strongly hinted that Sarah should sleep at home tonight. Two reasons for this--they're trying to have him sleep as much as possible tonight in preparation for a big day tomorrow, as the doctors will most likely try to start weaning him off the ventilator tomorrow. This will surely be hard on him and we hope that he performs up to expectations. The other reason is that Sarah will most likely want to be well-rested for when he's out of the ICU and doesn't have constant nurse attention, since she will be taking up some of that slack.

Several nurses said that we should expect him to recover fully from this ordeal, for which we are so happy and grateful to Heavenly Father. Please continue to keep him in your prayers for his big day tomorrow! We love you all and are so grateful for your continued support (prayers, fasting, well wishes, phone calls, and emails).

--Jarom and Sarah

1 comment:

RxMommy said...

Thank you for the updates. We have been praying for Nathan and we know he is a strong boy. Viruses are relentless. We will keep praying for him and hope for him to come home and be back to himself. Let us know what we can do. I really want to bring in meals for you guys.

Ben and Heather and family