Saturday, February 26, 2011

Benjamin is doing ok. They are tweaking the settings on the oscillating ventilator as his lungs seem to be slowly getting better. He is handling this very well. Right now they are taking out his femeral line as it has been in for 18 days and they don't want it to get infected. So they have to put a iv in his arm. He is back to full feeds and tolerating it. His kidneys seem to be functioning. They aren't working great but they are working. Right now we are feeling cautiously optimistic as he seems to be taking more baby steps forward.

14 comments:

Martin and Wieska said...

So happy to hear about more baby steps! Hope and pray they continue. Does this mean his fever came down too? Hope so.
You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim and Alice said...

Baby steps are wonderful! GREAT news! You've got a feisty little fighter, and a God who answers prayer!

Good job, B!
Next time I get to see you, I will SMOTHER you with kisses!

Kathy VanMuyen said...

Praise the Lord!! This is so good to hear! We pray that he will continue to make more baby steps!
Love from all of us.

Eileen said...
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Anonymous said...

This is great news and we are very thankful for that to the Lord .Praying that Benjamin may grow stronger every day.Also for you as parents it has been a long haul and very hard at times .I cannot imagine it where you are going thru these last few weeks .You are indeed blessed that the Lord upholds you in these difficult days you have gone through.We hope the battle may be soon over for you all as a family .May the Lords gracious hands continue to bless the means which are helping Benjamin's restoration to good health. Love from us out of Sicamous Dad

Evelyn van Egdom said...

That is SO awesome!! {hugs} Ev

Anonymous said...

Great progress - I will continue to pray for sweet Benjamin and you and Gary. PTL

Barb Delviken

Ruth said...

So happy & thankful to hear about some more baby steps on the road to recovery!! Praying for God to continue to grant healing to Benjamin and to provide strength for both of you from day to day!

Joss & Michelle de Raadt said...

That's awesome news! Praise God from whom ALL blessing flow! May God bless Benjamin with many more baby steps towards complete healing! We will continue to remember all of you in our prayers.

Janet Les said...

Thank you LORD for small encouragements. He is faithful. We continue to pray for your family and wish you a blessed Lord's Day. Janet and Corney

Eileen said...

Those baby steps are big milestones:) Keep up the fight Benjamin. Hugs and parayers for all of you. Greta and Gary stay strong. Hugs and love to everyone.

Anonymous said...

I have a 16 year old son at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN. We are going through an almost identical experience. We're suffering from a lot of bleeding and they keep trying to get him off ecmo but he's not quite ready. If you like to talk my email is scelz@comcast.net.

Please don't post my email.

Best to you,
Jim

Anonymous said...

I just spent the last few hours reading the Care Pages and comments from when Ryan was sick one year ago. I was reminded again of how the prayers of God's people held us up during our difficult journey and I pray that you may also find comfort in knowing that there are many of God's people praying for all of you now too. It also put a smile on my face to see how often you commented on Ryan's page, and now here I am commenting on yours. We pray that you can continue in this journey living day by day, moment by moment, ALWAYS relying on God's strength and grace to carry you through as He did us. Praying that you may have a blessed Sunday.
Love from the DeGroots

Daleste & Blair said...

Glad to hear he his making baby steps forward! A quote I love... Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts, even in the most difficult times
Haddows