Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Endurance's day started off as usual, getting highly agitated, heart rate going over the 200s, etc.  In fact, during rounds this morning the doctors agreed to raise his doses of morphine and adavan (this is supposed to calm him).  I was sad about this.

Endurance gets extra pain meds and other various meds through a central line called a "Broviac" that was surgically placed in his chest about a 6 weeks ago.  I was told that it's supposed to last approx. 9 months.  It has stopped working for some reason.  He had an ultrasound this afternoon to see if there was a clot in the line or some other obstruction.  Nothing much was found.

In the mean time, to be able to get Endurance's extra meds in, a central IV line was put in his foot.  OUCH!  But praise God, his meds went straight through and he has been a different baby ever since!  I wish I could say he leapt out of his bed, but that's not the case.  Yet, his coloring that seems to be always off, is great!  When he's been awake, he's been calm and looking around.  His heart rate has been around 150 while sleeping and 120 awake!  Oh what a difference!

Tomorrow Endurance is mostly likely going to have a procedure done in the IR to remove his broviac line that's not working and replace it with a new one.  Please pray that all goes well!

Oh, I wanted to mention what a joy it is to have nurses that Endurance has had come to visit him.  Today his favorite nurse, Amanda, came for a visit as well as two others.  I pray I can be a godly witness to everyone that comes in his room.


  1. We've been praying for Endurance and will continue to do do. Thank you so much for the update!

    In Christ,

    ~The Strang Family

  2. Thank you so much for these posts. It helps so much to know how he is doing and how specifically we can pray for him. God bless you all!
    Much Love, The Bradricks All