It's with an utterly broken, sad and grieving heart that the c.t. scan showed Andrew's lungs are worse than 3 weeks ago. The scan shows more murkiness and there is a an absence of tissue in the lung that may be indicative of an infection or a healed one.
The team basically said they have done whatever they can to help his lungs. Dr. Sonali said he has little chance of surviving and we need to focus on his comfort. I asked if we are at the point of letting him go and there are no other option and she said that if we let go know, it's a acceptable decision. Basically,
Andrew will need a miracle! Sonali brought up putting a tube in his neck, so he could be more comfortable than the breathing tube down his throat. Being on a breathing tube down his throat for such an extended time gets uncomfortable. It also may allow him to be more lucid and communicate with us. It will possible allow his loved ones to say goodbye. It also can give him time to turn around, although unlikely.
I met with Jim the chaplain and we discussed what is best for Andrew and the possible things we will need to do before we say goodbye. This is all overwhelming to say the least, but these questions and scenarios need to be addressed.
I ask you from the bottom of my heart that Andrew is at peace, comfortable and not scared. I don't want my boy to be this way.
I have asked my brother and close family members to come as soon as they can. I will tell you when it is appropriate for people to visit. Until then, PLEASE DO NOT ASK IF YOU CAN COME. PLEASE RESPECT OUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF.
I can't reconcile what is going on, but I trust Jesus is comforting Andrew as I write this! If I have to let go, I know he will on to be with the Lord and rest in eternal peace.
I HAVE A SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST. PLEASE PRAY ANDREW WILL AT SOME POINT BEFORE HE PASSES, BE ABLE TO SAY SOMETHING AND BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIS FAMILY.
PLEASE COVER THE PARK FAMILY IN PRAYER IN THIS TURBULENT TIME.