Joshua- 4 months

Joshua- 4 months
March 9, 2010

Saturday, November 28, 2009

So far the WORST 24 HOURS EVER....

Since yesterday (Friday) late afternoon, it has been the WORST 24 hours ever! Joshua had/has a severe (deadly) viral infection that doctors were trying to fight all night till this early morning. They found two types of viral infections, one of them was making his internal organs collapse. We really didn't know if he was going to make it, all morning long doctors were giving him all they could to improve his condition. The infection was caused by the central line that was inserted by his groin area on day 2. The main problem was that the central line had to be removed, but Joshua had to get more IV's to replace the central line. Joshua's blood pressure was so low that they had to poke him more than 20 times to find some good veins. Eventually they found one on each arm and one on his forehead (looks awful). They have him on so many medications that they had to set one machine on his bedside. He changed so fast from Friday morning, even the nurses that seen him on Thursday could not believe how much he changed. His face is very puffy (due to retaining liquids) and has wires all over him. When the new shift (docotors/nurses)changed this morning (Saturday 7am) they too were also stun on how bad he looked, and told us that the infection was/is a very bad infection and could be deadly.

At this time his temperature is good and his numbers all look okay. We are in such a disbelief on how this viral infection changed Joshua's condition and has nothing to do with his birth defect. We would of never guessed that his surgery would have gone so well and recovery be going good and then for him to get sick from an INFECTION that again has nothing to do with CDH.

Slowly the doctors say he is getting better and fighting the infection, we will just wait till the morning and see what his doctors have to say at that time.

Asking for all the prayers, Thank you so much!

1 comment:

  1. Continue being strong Jose and Meli, God is watching over Joshy and he will pull through just like he has been since day 1. Our thoughts and prayers continue being with you guys.