Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Doing a little better



Last night has created quite a set back for Mason's recovery, but he is doing a little better as the day goes on. He is a lot more swollen today and has some fluid on his right lung, which they are attributing to his possible episode of aspirating. He is very sedated and has also been on medication to paralyze him most of the day. It is soooo hard to see him like this, because he is normally so alert, happy, playful and now he can hardly open his eyes to look at me. He has a few times though, and also reached up a little bit to grab my finger. At least he knows we are here. So the plan is to just let him rest on the ventilator for a couple of days now. He sends his love to all of you especially Kaitlin, Preston, Braiden, & Ammon at home XOXOXOX.
( in the picture on the right they are doing an EKG)

5 comments:

Cassie Kerby said...

Oh Summer I can't imagine what you must be going through! What a sweet boy. I hope he continues to improve and that you get to hold and cuddle him really soon.

stacy gibson said...

Summer, He is one strong little boy. Wonder where he got his strength? his strong mother..He is in good hands I am sure and being watched over by his angels.

Love
stacy

Deb said...

Summer-
Keep having faith. Miracles can and will happen for your strong baby. I continue to pray for you and your family.

Keri said...

Like our girl, Stac, said...Miracle Mason is following your footsteps, Sum, with his strength! You are amazing, going through this with him with 4 other little ones at home who need you, too. I am in awe of you and your positive outlook and your humility in sharing and asking/letting others help.
You and Mason are in my prayers, Sum!
I love you,
Keri

Gourley Family said...

Summer,
Jenny worked the first part of last night together. You can imagine who we talked about quite a bit-you! She was telling me about the bond she made with you, and what an amazing woman you are. She told me how she could truly sense that something was not right with Mason, and what a miracle he truly is. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Baby steps, that is what this process is. We will pray for a peaceful day!
Heart hugs,
Mike and Emily
P.S. There is a great heart group we are part of that are mostly parents of children with heart defects (a strong majority living) and they are called intermountain healing hearts. It is an amazingly supportive group and the parents are many of the same that we up at Primary's when Mason was first there. The website is intermountainhealinghearts.org-I would strongly recommend it! They truly can empathize with about every heart defect there is!