Saturday, April 11, 2009

Quick Update

The GI office just called to tell us that they had a cancellation in the OR - Isaiah will be going in for the procedures at 10:30 instead of 12. We will be at the hospital at 8:30 tomorrow morning. Isaiah is doing well right now with the no food thing - still no poop, but I'm sure we'll get there. =0(
I also wanted to let you know that cell phones in our area are not working (I think it's affecting central Florida), so if I am supposed to call you, it may not happen until I can call from a regular phone. I will make sure you are contacted, even if I have someone else call you. =0)
Thanks so much for your prayers!

Well, my computer crashed. I am typing on a borrowed computer for now. Windows Vista - ugh!

Anyway, we got a call from the doctor's office yesterday to tell us that they were changing the time for Isaiah's procedures on Tuesday. They said that since they were expecting complications (aka. anaphylaxis), that they moved Isaiah from the GI Suite to the OR - he is now inpatient for 2 very common procedures (an endoscopy and sigmoidoscopy). That was a scary phone call. Because they had to book the OR, Isaiah's procedures will be done at 12 instead of 8:30 - not so good for a hungry boy, but at least they will be more prepared. It just makes you come back to reality that something could go wrong, the doctors are expecting something to go wrong, and that this disease Isaiah has can be quite serious. Thankfully, we serve a God who can do the impossible - a God who can heal Isaiah and carry him through this.

As far as I know, Isaiah will still receive gas and will still receive IV prednisone, benadryl, and zantac before the procedure, and he will still be intubated. This is all because of his allergy to soy (propofol, the usual sedative, contains soy) and because of his past history with anaphylaxis. I have not heard from the anesthesiologist, so I am still hoping he decides to stick with the gas and not change to the propofol (which is not good for Isaiah's known allergies and it is also known as a trigger for masto reactions . . . aka, anaphylaxis, at least for Isaiah).

We have started the preparation for the sigmoidoscopy - not too bad yet, but won't be too pleasant on Monday (the worst part of the prep). I don't think Isaiah will be a happy camper on Monday. =0( At least we'll be near the potty!!! =0) It looks like Sunday (tomorrow) will be the last day Isaiah can pig out. I have made chocolates for him and we'll have a turkey and some other yummy stuff so that Isaiah can have a yummy day of eating before Monday's fast - yup, no food. He can only have clear liquids, jell-o, and popsicles . . . except for the ones that are dark-colored or red. =0) So, we'll be making popsicles tomorrow and tons of apple juice and white grape juice. =0) He'll like the popsicle part - he loves his "ice cream!" He can also have chicken broth, but he's not too keen on the whole soup thing.

He is having a rough time today - he is very quiet and calm. Almost like I sedated him! =0) He is awake and alert, he just doesn't seem to want to jump around much. Now that I just wrote that, Isaiah decided to dance. =0) Little stinker! =0)

Please, keep Isaiah in your prayers Monday and Tuesday. As I mentioned, his procedures are at noon - we will be at the hospital by 10. I will try to write an update as soon as I can (the place we'll be staying has Internet access and public computers). Thanks for your prayers!!!

(Oh, yeah . . . I forgot to mention that this will be my 100th post!!!) =0) Who knew I had so much to say??? =0)

One more thing . . . Happy Easter!!! =0)

1 comment:

Wayne said...

congrats on your 100th post.
and I shall say a prayer for Isaiah