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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Thursday, November 5, 2009

uppity up

What's uppity up? The steroids.  Ridge is still having BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK poop and this morning spit up (NOT threw up) some RED blood, not with milk or anything, just blood.  It wasn't a lot, but it also wasn't watered down.  It was blood.  His heart rate has been running higher, about 20 bpm higher, than normal, which is a good indicator of bleeding.  They have the PICU ready for us if we are to go there.  Right now, we are watching Ridge closely here on the regular part of the 8th floor.  He will have an Istat done in a minute- it checks his hemoglobin and hematocrit within a matter of minutes.  This will tell us if he needs blood.  That's all I know, I think. I typed this in about three different time segments, so forgive me if I was sporadic.


Anonymous said...

We are praying for you constantly in our heart, especially since this new scare with Ridge's colon. We won't give up praying for healing, and we won't forget you and what you are going through. I know you are tired of it beyond words. Your blogs this last few days remind me to trust His presence and rest in His nearness. We love you. Alethea

Mocha Mama 24 said...

Just stopped by after a post from Leslee on facebook. I will begin praying for you and your family now and will continue to follow you.