Andrew's chest x-ray showed more fluid build up and the doctors were concerned, so they ordered an ultrasound to see how what the fluid build up is like and where it is and an echo cardiogram to see if everything is ok with his heart. His blood pressure has been down quite a bit, but his oxygen saturation is has gone dangerously low in the 60's where a normal reading is in the 90's. Consequently, they have turned up his respirator to help Andrew breath more efficiently. The doctors will more than likely tap the lungs to relieve the pressure. Andrew has been more twitchy than normal and they have given more sedatives to make him comfortable. The liver remains a concern, but it's taken a back seat to the lungs.
Our main stem cell doctor, Dr. Sonali, when asked what his realistic condition and outlook, she said that Andrew is a VERY VERY SICK CHILD. She also said she gives Andrew a 50/50 chance to survive. Jenn asked her yesterday if Andrew is close to the point where they can't do more for Andrew and the doctor said they we are far from that scenario.
I know these posts are getting to you with a delay and I can't do anything about it. I ask that for those who are on the automatic email notification list to check through out the day for more timely updates.
I thank you for Andrew's Army, which is growing each day, for praying fervently that our Lord and Savior is interceding for my son. Thank you.
***Please continue to pray for Connor and that his donor cells would flourish and engraft. Pray for a positive test result.
Blessings and Love,