Monday, February 18, 2008

Talked with the nurse just a moment ago. The EEG was performed this morning and we are awaiting the results. The MRI is on hold since he is still hooked up to a lot of machines that could potentially have problems due to the magnetic fields. There is another CT Scan scheduled for this evening (approx 6PM eastern).

Now for the positives that are occurring: They have just run a line to his intestine and will start feeding him from it once the X-Ray comes back and verifies it is where it needs to be. They have already started feeding him via his central line. Also, his seizures appear to have decreased significantly in intensity and frequency. The now look more like infrequent twitches. His color is also much better. They have started weening him off Dopamine, which was being used to regulate his BP. They dropped it by 2 micrograms (mics) and he seems to be responding well to that. The goal is to get him down to 8 mics and he is now at 18 mics.

This is going to be a long, slow, drawn-out process. I ask for constant and fervent prayer, but especially ask for it during his test times. I will do the best I can to get that information before the tests occur so you can pass it along to the people in your prayer chains.

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