Monday, August 18, 2008

And SOOOOOOO...

And so we have quite the update. On 8/16/08 Ezra stopped urinating. What is wrong with that???? Well, it means he gets puffier and he is not able to rid his body of the toxins. SO...we, meaning the doctors and Beau and I decided that Peritoneal Dialysis. It is a temporary Dialysis treatment until his kidneys start kickin in and working how they are supposed to.

The day of the surgery to place the catheter the Doctors switched Ezra over to a conventional Ventilator. Meaning not as high powered as the Oscillator that he is on. The reason for this was because when it was time to take him into the O.R. it would be easier to manuever with the smaller ventilator. I'm sure there were other reasons but i am sure I forgot them. Sorry. Anyways, his surgery was set for 6 p.m. on 8/17 and Ezra was doing really great on the Conventional Ventilator so we decided we would go over the Hunter's for dinner at 3:30. Right after Beau and I left Ezra started to have a Pulmonary Hemmorage. In other words blood started to come up his Tracheal Tube (the tube that is pushing air into his lungs). They were able to get this under control but what that meant is that he was too fragile to take to the O.R.. SO the O.R. came to him.
Meanwhile at the Hunter's (totally oblivious to what is going on with our little Ezra because I left the damn cell phone in the car on accident) Tucker and Tilly were having a great time spending time with Mom and Dad and their little cousing Nik Nak and Auntie. Tucker and Tilly really are champs! For all the stress and unbalance in their lives right now they have been truly amazing. Beau and I are truly blessed to be their parents.




After about 3 1/2 hrs or so in surgery they were able to place the Catheter exactly where they wanted it. Ezra is doing well on it and we pray that he continues to do well and that we can avoid infection. They are keeping him pretty heavily sedated and comfortable right now. Just one more hurdle to overcome. We love this little guy and are so thankful for him in our lives.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sarah, I always check for updates on sweet Ezra and keep you guys in my thoughts. Your family is such an example.

Anna said...

Sarah, it is true, Ezra is a fighter. So when he is 6 and fighting with you about wanting to do something you don't want him to do, just be very very happy! We want him to be a fighter!!!! I will be there soon, I love you sooo much. Baby Ezra is always in my prayers and heart. Mom

Rachel said...

Holy cow Sarah! Poor Ezra. It's been a rough week for the little guy. He is certainly fighting to get through this. I hope he remains free of infections and that his swelling will get better so he'll be more comfortable.

Dave and Tricia Folsom Family Fun said...

Thanks for the update Sarah! I'm glad the surgery went well and that it is over. I'm glad you and Beau got a little break from the hospital and you let the Hunter's take care of you for an afternoon! We will continue to keep little Ezra in our prayers!

The Atwood's said...

I hate this up and down! I'm glad the surgery went well though and hope it all works out. He is quite the fighter isn't he? As always, you're all in our prayers.

Street Fam said...

Tucker and Tilly are champs! We're still praying for you guys and little Ezra! Keep pressing forward.

{say.cheese} said...

I love seeing how Tucker and Tilly are doing! I love the Muscle picture!

Thanks for the updates. I'm happy that the surgery went well and that things are looking UP today!

Love. Jess

Christensen People said...

I really can't believe all the up and down. Ezra is amazing! You and Beau are so strong to have so many things coming at you and dealing with the like champs! I think of you often. Thanks for the updates!
Love ya, Heidi

The Ross Family said...

We love Ezra. We love you guys too. We are so hoping that this little fighter can get through all this soon.

The O'Briens said...

Okay, I'm totally bawling. Poor little Ezra. And I can only imagine how you guys are all holding up. I feel so helpless being away, but know that we are thinking of you and praying for you constantly. Keep up your strong spirits!

The Lowmans said...

Sarah,
Wow. Thanks for the update. I'm glad things are going a little better. You guys have been through a lot. We are praying for Ezra. He's one little fighter! Let us know if we can do anything.

Cox Famn Damily said...

Tell your little fighter that Auntie Aimee and Uncle Rob love him very much and we are always praying for him. Love you guys...

kendra said...

Oh Sara... I'm sorry. I'm glad you have the Hunters and everyone else around. Tilly's little pig tails are adorable.

Abbie Anna and Megan said...

You are an amazing family!!!