Monday, September 6, 2010


Well, we tried.  We spoke with the transplant team this afternoon, and after consulting with anesthesia, Keegan's cath will be postponed for at least two weeks.  He is feeling much better today though.  He only coughed about 10 times today, but when he does, it doesn't sound good.  His nose is considerably clearer, and he has more energy and appetite today.  The problem is that intubating him could drive any congestion and/or bacteria into his lungs, making it harder to extebate him and increasing his risk for pneumonia.  We certainly don't want either of those things, but it is still rather disappointing. 

Now we just have to pray that he clears up completely and stays well for the next two weeks.  We don't have a date yet, but we should be able to reschedule for the week of the 20th sometime.  The good news is that the team said that although he isn't well enough for the cath, he can go to school if we think he has the energy to go.  He certainly does, so the bright side of the coin is that he will get to be there for his first full day of school - lunch and nap and everything.  Yikes!  I don't mind him not napping, but I'm truly afraid to hear that he hasn't had anything but water all day when I pick him up at 2pm!

Thank you again not only for the prayers and support but for the ability and opportunity to ask for them.  There are so many things I wish and hope that I could give to Keegan.  Material and physical things, of course.  I wish I had all the money in the world to provide for every need and want.  More importantly, I hope that I am able to give to him the humility to ask for help, the wisdom to know when to do so, the friends and family that will rise to the occasion, and a faith that is confident and strong, knowing that God the Father will provide for him what we can't.  Thank you for being that for him and for us.  We are more grateful than we can say.

"So I say to you: ask and it will be given to you; seek and ye shall find, knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened...If you then know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"  Luke 11:9-10, 13

1 comment:

Kelley Loredo said...

Hey girl - praying his congestion clears-up! Was hoping it was just allergies:( Glad Keegan had fun at school!