Thursday, October 30, 2008


It's now almost 1pm, and Keegan's been in surgery for less than 30 minutes. He was not taken down at 7:30 as planned, and his IV from yesterday blew sometime between 5:30 and 6:30am while he was sleeping. They stopped pedialyte down his tube around 4am, and then, we lost IV fluids about an hour and a half later. Keegan obviously needed an IV for surgery, so he had to be poked yet again to get that. Luckily, they were able to get one started on the floor to provide fluids for him until he could be taken in for surgery. He's still having diarrhea, despite having nothing in his tummy except pedialyte since 5pm Tuesday evening.

Needless to say, Gray and I are very unhappy with the events of the last few days. We've called a care conference of his doctors at 3pm today, and we're just hoping he'll be out of surgery by then. We were able to schedule his abdominal CT scan for immediately after surgery. He will remain sedated and the OR team will bring him to CT. This way, we will at least avoid another immediate anesthesia.

Prayer requests:

1. Of course, our immediate prayer is that Keegan does well in and coming out of surgery and that the line insertion, biopsy, and CT scan proceed without complications. We ask for rest and comfort for Keegan as he recovers and prepares for the testing that will follow.

2. Please pray for his all those caring for Keegan. We ask for clarity in their treatment of Keegan, for cooperation between them, and that they are able to find a diagnosis for Keegan.

3. Lastly, please pray for patience for Gray and me. We are getting extremely frustrated with how Keegan's care is being handled, and we must be patient in our conversations with his doctors, so that all of Keegan's needs are met.

We'll update again tonight when we have more information. We are so grateful to have friends and family that care so much about all of us.