Bumps in the road.

31 Oct 2010 by admin, 1 Comment »

Yesterday was a very difficult day. Memphis had issues sleepping the night before, and those issues continued into the day and next night. In addition to staying up for almost 36 with nearly no sleep (he would sleep for a few minutes every 12 hours or so) the central line in his ankle had become too loose, and was leaking some of his fluids. We aren’t sure how long this was going on for, or what medications he might have only gotten partial doses of. Once this was discovered they moved it to his left hand. This freed his feet, but now he has IVs in both hands which have to be secured with splints to prevent him from moving the wrist and causing the same leaking issue.

Needless to say this has not made him, or us, very happy.

Since about 10 pm last night his backup pacemaker has been pacing his heart. It’s likely been on because of the steroids Memphis started yesterday in an attempt to strengthen his heart and try to restore the electrical connectivity between his 2 chambers. These can occasionally have the oposite of the intended effect and seems to be the case with Memphis.

After speaking with his surgical team this morning we have scheduled his surgery to install the permanent backup pacemaker for tomorrow morning. While we were hoping his heart would fix itself, we are happy to have the process to get him out of here officially underway.

We’d like to thank you all for the prayers and positive thoughts, and urge you to continue.

Lots of love,

One Comment

  1. Kirsty says:

    Wow, that little guy sure is hanging in there. Wish I could be there to give everybody a hug. I’ll keep praying for all of you and I won’t put my Memphis Cheer pom-poms away (hehe.) Love you! Keep us posted!

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