Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Prayers Please


Unfortunately Mason is in need of some very special and fervent prayers at this time. Today around noon he had a severe desaturation spell (his sats dropped to 58) and a seizure (or at least what appeared to be). I was holding him in my arms and must say it was very SCARY!

He was rushed to the CVICU and intubated because his airways seemed very restricted from this event or spell.


Within a couple hours he had a brain MRI. Thank goodness, the preliminary findings didn't show anything abnormal on his brain. We will get the full MRI report later this evening.


But, this does leave us baffled as to what actually happened today! What caused it? Will it happen again?


Some of the possible causes that could have triggered this seizure like spell are: high blood pressure (which he had at the time, but not excessively high), certain medications that he's on, aspirating, or certain infections. But as of right of right now we're not sure, and may never know unless it happens again.


I will say I am so glad we were in the hospital when this happened today and not at home!! Another one of the Lord's tender mercies.


The plan is to be extubated (taken off the vent) later this evening, be watched in the CVICU over night, and as long as he doesn't pull a naughty stunt on us again.... we'll go back up to the 3rd floor and continue to treat his pneumatosis (the reason why were admitted to the hospital on Monday) until it is cleared up and ready to go home.


As for the pneumatosis, it is looking better. At least some good "sunny" news came today. Yesterday's and today's stomach x-rays showed improvement. So, hopefully we will get home sooner than later.


Please pray Mason doesn't have anymore seizure like spells, that he can be extubated tonight and on his way to recovery,


Here is one of my favorite quotes that I needed to post once again, because I needed to hear it and see it today!!!


".....Heaven's kindness will never depart from you, regardless of what happens......Bad days come to an end, faith always triumphs, and heavenly promises are always kept."

--Jeffrey R. Holland--


13 comments:

Tasha said...

Praying.

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

covered in goosebumps, tears in eyes, and praying...

Hope's Blog said...

Praying Mason doesn't have anymore seizure like spells, that he can be extubated tonight and on his way to recovery. Praying for mommy too.

For Our Brave Heart, Sam said...

Praying....

Gourley said...

Stricklands -

We will be praying for you and your family. We hope that you are not around by Tuesday, but Carter has to go in for a surgery on his pacemaker on Tuesday, so maybe we will bump into you. But again. We will pray that you will be gone by then anyway.

- Love ya -

Gourley's

Kyle and Alli said...

Oh no. Just exactly what you did not need to have happen today! We will add our prayer to so many others that this was an isolated event and that Mason can get on the mend very soon!

Sarah and Will Carver said...

Praying for Mason, hate to hear the poor little guy is going through all of this. Praying for you and the family as well.

michele said...

We will say an extra prayer for him tonight!! Hang in there Summer! You are amazing!

The Ruggs said...

I don't know you but your story, and Mason in general is amazing.

I will be praying for you both. Heavenly Father always has a plan. If I may say, Mason is very lucky right now. If he hadn't have been in the hospital already, things could have been much worse. It's all part of the plan! Keep your faith!

The Simmons Family said...

Mason... buddy... you need a break. I am so sorry!! You have many prayers coming your way!

Joshua said...

Praying, praying and praying.

With love, the Fuller's

Mindi D said...

Your faith amazes me. Good job :) He'll be in our prayers!

Shanna said...

You amaze me Summer, I look at you and am amazed by your faith in the lord and your faith in Mason. This is such a rough situation you are facing, but remember the Lord will help you through this. When you feel you had enough hang on and think to yourself tomorrow is a new day. I tell myself that often. Hang in there. Praying for you guys! :(