Ridge has gone about 12 hours w/o any blood in the poop-- well, visible blood...and w/o any blood in the spitup. This is good news, although it may not mean he is not bleeding-- he at least is not actively bleeding right NOW. he is sleeping as I type this. The only concern I am having right now, other than just being totally rid of this disease, is that Ridge's apnea has sort of returned. His oxygen levels stay in the good/great range, so the apnea itself isn't a problem. The monitors do keep going off saying he isn't breathing. Often, we check, and he IS in fact breathing, just kind of shallowly...so, the problem is moreso w/ the monitors getting on our nerves than w/ Ridge's condition itself. I don't think that there is anything to be worried about, and neither do our doctors. But it is still annoying b/c you can only pause the monitors for 3 minutes, then they go off again. Right now the monitor says Ridge's respiration rate is zero-- but I can clearly see his little belly going up and down- he is breathing, just maybe not the way the monitors need him to in order to register. It's just annoying. So, if you could pray that this stops, either b/c the monitor decides to cooperate or b/c Ridge begins breathing the way the monitor wants him to...well, that would be great. And keep the prayers coming for the bleeding to stop and for healing and a miracle.
Every night when we pray for supper together, Sawyer says "Dear Jesus, Dear God, make Ridge feel better and give us a miracle. Amen." He doesn't understand he can also ask God to bless the food/thank God for other things in the same prayer. I can't really blame him...I know I can ask God for anything, but what Sawyer prays is pretty much the singular cry of my heart right now also. Thank you for allowing it to be a part of the burdens you carry and a part of the requests you make known to God.
Have a blessed day-
the cary fam