I got to hold Endurance this afternoon! He was doing quite well this morning so in the afternoon the nurse and respiratory therapist helped transfer Endurance to my lap. I enjoyed a little over an hour of holding him. He fell asleep and slept pretty soundly, with his heart rate going down to the 140's.
After my holding him, he had quite a few unexpected challenges that required immediate response from quite a few people. I am amazed how quickly people rush over to help patients in trouble. Everybody kicks into gear and works like a team.
Endurance's heart rate went up over the 200's, his breathing tube's tape came off, and his coloring became very mottled. The nurses gave him more morphine and a paralytic drug to stop him from moving so the R.T.'s could retape his mouth tube.
Endurance kept on kicking and moving his hands. He just wouldn't stop moving. They called a doctor in to see what might the matter be. They were so concerned about his coloring. The doctor didn't know either and ordered an x-ray to see if it would show something.
Meanwhile, Endurance finally settled and the r.t.'s did their job. Nothing of concern was found on the x-ray, and praise the Lord, Endurance's coloring started to improve and his heart rate went down!
God ended our eventful day with our favorite nurse Amanda coming on duty as Endurance's night nurse. We are always blessed when she's Endurance's nurse. Before her shift has ended, Amanda always makes sure that our little one is "done up" somehow. Whether it be with a hat and booties, all of his linens with a matching theme, a bath and a onesie put on, etc. We've already invited Amanda over to our home for dinner when the Lord sees fit to have our family all back together again.
Mike and I thank you so much for all of your prayers. God is so good, isn't He?
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.