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Thursday, May 31, 2012

DAY +15...COMPLICATIONS...

Andrew's first venture outside.  He was able to walk to the outside
door to get on the stretcher to go to  a c.t. scan to see what is going on with his lungs.  

Day +15 (5/31,  6:43pm)

Andrew had a rough night last night.  The scheduled c.t. scan this noon required Andrew to be pre medicated starting last night at 11pm with steroids because Andrew is allergic to the iv contrast used in the scan.  Since taking the steroid and ativan for nausea, the doctors are deducting these drugs are the reason why he seemed to be in a delirious type of state last night.  He would constantly talk in his sleep (more so than usual), motion with his hands like he was grabbing at things and sit up.  He would try to pick at lines and constantly took his oxygen tube out of his nose.  It was a long night for our nurse Bridget. The psych team came in to do some neurological tests and they seem to think it was the confluence of drugs last night.   Some good news, Andrew's fever finally broke and has not been back since early this morning.  Also, Andrew's mouth sores and sore throat are getting better.  Andrew has not gotten pain meds for over 16 hours.

Andrew never made it out for a walk, but this morning he walked outside, albeit in a dazed state, to get on the above stretcher to get a ct. scan done to figure out what was going on with his lungs.  I asked you all to pray for his ct scan, but God chose not to answer in the way we saw best.  Andrew has an advanced case of pneumonia which required the doctors to change up the antibiotics and fungal medications Andrew is on already.  The draw back to all these drugs is that it could effect the kidneys.  
So I ask you all to pray for the pneumonia will clear up quickly and the drugs used would not effect the kidneys.  Also, please pray Andrew would come out of this semi delirious state.

I will keep you updated....

Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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