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June 2008
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Jessica [userpic]
Weekend update

(From Jake and Sara)
Here's a little recap of his weekend.

Saturday morning, Sara received a phone call from the hospital. Jack was looking pretty rough again, all of his numbers dropped and he was filling up with fluid. They proceeded to put a breathing tube in him once again and paralyze him. We were down there along with my mom in the morning and early afternoon. He wasn't urinating at all. We really noticed it when we came back from lunch. His eyes were all puffy and so were his arms.

His lungs and heart aren't healthy. They are just trying to figure out what they need to do to fix this. The breathing problem is making his heart work harder and causing all this fluid build up. With his heart not functioning properly, this is causing him not to urinate like he should.

They gave him a bunch of medicine to help him pee and it finally worked around 5 last night. Then over night again, some of the same problems presented themselves. They changed his respirator they had him on to something different and messed around with his blood pressure meds and that seems to have solved the problem for now.

It was very hard to see him yesterday. After having Jack home for 5 weeks, having him back at the hospital is very discouraging. We both still are strong and taking care of each other. We really didn't expect to be doing this again.

Hopefully the next email we can have some better news for everyone.

Take care and keep thinking of the little guy

Comments
(Anonymous)
My prayers are with you

I'm so very sorry that you all had a rough weekend. I pray that things start turning around for Jackson. I hope my prayers for Jackson work as well as your prayers for my sister did. Just stay strong and hold his hand... let God do the rest. Thinking of you... Jenn (Gavin's Mom)

(Anonymous)
Prayers

I am very sorry to hear that things aren't going as well as you would like. Jackson and your family is in my prayers.
Jenn (Maddie's Aunt)

(Anonymous)
Thinking of you

I am so, so sorry to hear about the latest bump in the road. Please know that Jackson and your family are in our thoughts - and PLEASE email there's anything we can do. We're pretty good listeners, if you need someone to talk to who's been there.

-Erika
http://www.babysamson.com