Sunday, November 6, 2011

Critical Moments for Jordan - 19 Days Old

Oh how we would love to bring our baby home and all sleep safely as a family tonight!  Instead, we are facing the most critical moments of Jordan's life so far.  Jordan has developed a bleed in his right hand where they had placed an a-line to monitor his blood pressure.  It is a mess... Jordan is on blood thinners to ensure that the ECMO circuit doesn't clot.  The negative effect is that his blood can't clot.  He has bled so much today.  So far, they haven't been able to find the right balance to help the bleeding stop.

They were able to insert a larger chest tube, but it was inserted too far.  They are going to have to pull it out a little and hope that it doesn't develop another bleed.  Jordan is already receiving a lot of blood.  He has also developed a clot in his left lung where the tube was inserted.  They are unsure of the exact location or of the exact size, but it is causing the chest tube to not drain properly.  The plan is to leave it alone at this time.

Jordan also began having seizures this evening.  His shoulders are shaking and his eyes are rolling back.  He will be closely monitored tonight with an EEG to verify if he is truly experiencing seizures and how severe they are.  They have already begun giving him medicine to help control the possible seizures.

We have all been brought to tears tonight.  The only thing that matters to us right now is a safe and healthy family.  Knowing what Jordan is experiencing brings deep sorrow upon us.  Jordan is a beautiful and innocent baby boy.  He is our son.  Our family belongs to the Father and we know baby Jordan is in His hands.  But, we are pleading with him tonight - heal our son so he can have a future here on Earth.  Thank you everyone for your prayers and loving support in this very difficult time.

"Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and by His stripes we are healed." ~ Isaiah 53:4-5 

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