Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I think that we are in "two steps forward, one step back" mode now. Most of the day, we were moving forward. He was weaned off one more medicine for blood pressure and they reduced the number of breaths from the ventilator and the oxygen saturation on the ventilator. He started a new drip with nutrition, but it is not the kind where they put it into his stomach, it goes into his blood. His eyes were open many times and he would hold your finger - both wonderful things to see!

He is getting a little jaundiced, so they are checking to make sure that his liver is not breaking down his blood. I am not sure exactly what this means, but they do not seem overly concerned.

Around 11:30 pm, we got a call from his nurse. His temperature had gone up some, his oxygen levels had gone done and his blood pressure had gone done. Nothing was drastic, but they wanted to try to stop any kind of major slide. They increased some of his blood pressure medicine, increased his oxygen saturation on the ventilator and put him back on the paralytic medicine.

Phil and the kids stayed overnight with me. Phil went to the hospital this morning and of course his cell phone is dead because they weren't planning on staying overnight and he didn't bring his charger. He was able to text me that Caleb is doing ok this morning (Monday), so it does not sound like the slide was too drastic.


  1. I am glad to see his eyes open! Take care and still praying for your family.

  2. Take care Jen and family. Thanks so much for the updates. We are all praying for Caleb.

  3. Kyle and I are praying for him, he is beautiful:)

  4. Such a handsome little guy!! Continuing prayers....

    - Chas and family

  5. What a beautiful baby boy! May God and all his angels wrap their arms and wings around your family and keep you all safe and strong. We continue to pray for Calebs improving health.
    Don and Bridget

  6. Caleb is a fighter. As his name suggests "strong in the face of overwhelming odds". Thank you for the updates. Continued prayers for Caleb and your family.

    Eric and Meghan Rickert

  7. Prays continue...please know that you and family are in our thoughts and prayers. My God hold you all in his hands while his child heals.
    Martha Johnson