Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Please pray

Noah's carbon dioxide levels were extremely elevated when we arrived at the hospital this morning.  He was lethargic and wouldn't open his eyes.

I am so angry all I can do is cry.

We specifically asked the doctors yesterday if they were going to keep track of his CO2 and we were told not to worry about his gas levels.  When they finally measured it this morning after I raised the alarm because of his odd behavior, they were higher then they had been during his whole hospital stay. 

He is still on the BiPAP machine but if his numbers don't improve they will put him back on the ventilator.

Noah is simply not doing a good job exhaling and getting rid of CO2.  His brain may be responsible but no one can really seem to tell us.  They are finally going to start feeding him again... which hopefully will give him some additional energy to work on breathing a little bit more on his own. 

This was a very discouraging morning.  

28 comments:

Tara said...

Praying for you and your little one!! Be strong!

Linz said...

Praying for you and for the idiots.

Heather S. said...

We are praying for you!!

Anonymous said...

The three of you are heavy on my heart. I will continue to pray. Love you, D

Katie Mohr said...

praying praying praying!!!

Ron said...

I'm sorry. :( Debbie and I cry with you. And pray with you.

I wish we could make it better.

nick and becky canatsey said...

the canatsey's are praying.

Allyson said...

Deb--I don't even know what to write. I'm praying for your strength and perserverance. You are loved, Allyson

Brandi Koziatek said...

Deb,
Praying for strength and that the communication with and between doctors, nurses, and you guys would only continue to get better and that they can work as a team to figure out what's going on.

Allison Whitley said...

Praying for you all and the doctors.

Jodie Allen said...

spreading the prayer chain...

Anonymous said...

So very sorry! Lots of prayers headed your way..
Jessica

Becca said...

Deb, I'm so sorry. I am saying a prayer right now...

Trish said...

Praying for all of you! We've been following your journey with Noah since Jodie put his picture on her blog. You're all in our daily prayers, and you are loved far and wide by friends and strangers alike. Praying for Noah to recover quickly and for the doctors' competence to help him. Praying for rest and peace for all of you.

Trish Koch

Lance and Heather said...

i'm so sorry josh and deb. i can't even begin to imagine how you must be feeling. hang in there - it is evidence by these comments that people love you are praying for all three of you.

cover noah in kisses!!

love you all,
heather

Anonymous said...

I am continuing to pray. I am so sorry to hear all that you are going through. I can't imagine what you must be feeling.

Christine

The Locke Family said...

so sorry to hear this deb. i can't even imagine. i'm praying with you, hurting, angry, and crying too. try to remain strong and trust in God. love you!

Christy said...

Praying for you...

Anonymous said...

Deb and Josh,

Hang in there!!!!

Prayers and good energy sent your way.

Noah has the best caretakers ever....his parents!!

Lynn

Anonymous said...

If God brings you to it,
He will bring you through it. Have Faith!

Amy said...

Jodie has sent her readers to your blog, so here I am. Just wanted you to know that my family will be (and have been) praying for you guys and your sweet boy!

Mrs. Filly said...

still praying for you! we were really busy up here today but i did come down and see your little man this afternoon before leaving but i didnt get to see you guys. you have lots of support i can tell from these comments i hope you all can be encouraged thru this

kayla k. said...

All three of you are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Jan C said...

Deb--All I can say is a repeat of the other comments. I'm praying for ALL of the Lauer clan and will add you to E Free's prayer list. I've already got many of my pals hooked onto your blog, and they are also storming the heavens on your behalf.

Scott and Dena said...

love, hugs and prayers coming your way. lots of tears here but hopeful prayers, too.

Anonymous said...

Deb and Josh,
I wish I could reach through your laptop and give you guys a big hug. You could use that --- along with some more shoulders to cry on. I think about you often and always say a quick prayer that things are improving. I hope the meeting tomorrow morning goes well and provides you with answers and a coordinated care plan for Noah. After reading about what you went through today, you are certainly owed an apology and an explanation, along with assurance that it won't happen again. I hope and pray you all have a restful night and a good day tomorrow. God Bless You, Kathy

Grammy3 said...

What an emotional and physical roller-coaster ride you must feel like your on. I am so sorry about what is happening with Noah and how confused he must be. We are praying for you and the "idiots". Cover Noah with kisses and hugs and know you are loved.

Allison Whitley said...

We continue to pray for wisdom and strength.

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