Thursday, February 26, 2015

Welcome back.... to the hospital

Our poor sweet daughter and her abdomen issues.  As you may remember, we were discharged not too long ago.  Around a week ago to be more exact.  We knew there was a chance that we would be readmitted, but we hoped that we would be at home for a long time before that time came.  However, a week post discharge, we find ourselves back in the hospital.  The problem that brings us back in, is what I eluded to at the beginning, her abdomen.  From the time we first got home, until now, her abdomen has gotten bigger.  We were hoping this would be gas, or maybe the fact that she needed to stool more.  But, I think in the back of our minds, we knew this was fluid.  So where does that bring us to with regards to the next step.  Well, we are kind of back to where we were at the first time we brought her in.  So the thought is pretty much the same, we need to get the fluid out of her abdomen and also we need to get her nutrition right.  Right now, the plan is to do a few things to help address those issues.  One, tap the fluid out of her abdomen, and two, put in a PICC line for TPN and lipids (a form of nutrition that goes through the PICC line and helps reduce the possibility of more fluid accumulation in her abdomen).  These procedures are slated to happen tomorrow.  Of course, we are praying hard that all of this goes well, and that she gets all the help she needs. 

Here are some specific prayer requests:
1) Pray that her procedures go well and without any complications.
2) Pray for her abdomen, that they can figure out ways to help resolve this recurrent fluid accumulation issue.
3) Pray for her nutrition, that she can not only get good nutrition but also that the nutrition we give her does not contribute to this fluid accumulation that she is having issues with in her gut.
4) Pray for all the medical team taking care of her.  That God will guide their hands as they help our sweet girl.
5) Pray for strength for Sarah and me through this time.

As always, we so much appreciate all the thoughts and prayers for our family.

God is good, all the time.  And all the time, God is good.


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