Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Bookends

Caleb is 7 weeks old today.

Caleb did not have any more bleeding, but he did get more blood this morning because his levels were low. With that, he needed extra diuretics to help take away the extra fluid we are pushing into him. He spent most of the day trying to get back to where he was yesterday. Things are looking better now.

He was fussy today. We think that he might be tired of his empty belly. He sucks on his pacifier like there is no tomorrow and he goes crazy when bare flesh passes too close to his mouth. I even saw him trying to suck on his fist. I'm pretty sure that he still knows how to eat.

We got a very preliminary report from yesterday's catheterization. The pressures in his pulmonary artery are too high and he will need another catheterization before his next surgery. The pressures will have to decrease before they will be able to do the surgery. As for what this means for our game plan and time frame, we do not know. We should learn more tomorrow. For now, he is sleeping peacefully and his numbers look much better. We will take what we can get.


  1. One day at a time. That is all we can do! May the Lord give you the strength and patients for his plan. May he also give you peace. Again if Phil, the kids or you need anything, we are here just around the corner.

    Lots of hugs and prayers for all of you,

    Katie, Steve and family

  2. Nice picture of the oldest and youngest! Prayers continue. Thanks for the updates.