Sunday, October 08, 2006

Breathing Tube Still In........

Saturday evening as they prepared Little Bug for his big day of extibation (removal of the breathing tube) they put him through a mandatory pressure test on the ventulator. After about the first hour they realized that Connor just wasn't ready to say goodbye to the breathing tube. His respiration rate went up dramatically and they decided not to push him. So, the new plan is to try another pressure test on Tuesday and see how he does. For the moment he remains sedated and resting.

Connor is also struggling through the feeding issue. He doesn't have any mobility in his tummy yet and there are no active bowel sounds. His G-Tube site is leaking horribly and they are concerned that he is not processing properly. They have dropped back to 5 cc per hour on his feeding (it had only been to 10) and they are going to see if they can't get him to start processing properly. He hasn't had a bowel movement since last Monday so they are a bit concerned that things have not started back up. The docs are keeping a close eye on the situation and hopefully we will see progress in the next couple of days.

Randy is safely in Germany and we talked with him this morning. He is awaiting his assignment of where he will travel to next. One thing we know for sure is he misses us very much and he is already counting the days until he comes back home.

I am both humbled and encouraged by the countless comments to my previous post. Thank you for giving me a soft place to land in this whirlwind of emotions. Thank you for, in return, sharing your own vulnerabilities and struggles. I/we are blessed to have so many loving and supportive friends and family in blogger land!!!! We are forever grateful!!!!

Lovebug Hugs,


Bug said...

Little Bug
Connor, Skylar and I are thinking about you always, I even show him your blog little bug. We hope and pray all will start moving and working like it should soon, and that you get off the vent, because vents are no fun!!!! We will keep you in our bug prayers!!!! Love Bug hugs Sheila and Sky

Auntie Maureen said...

Thank you for updating what is going on with Connor. I have been thinking of you often over the last few days. I'm glad to hear Randy made it to Germany safe and sound. I will be praying that Connor's stomach/bowels will begin to work again and his lungs will be renewed. I also pray for your strength to be renewed like wings of an eagle. You are so special to me and my family. I sure hope you feel the love and care that is cascading on you with these blog comments. See you soon.
I love you,

P.S. I can't wait to tell you about our weekend. Hopefully you will have a sweet little ladybug and won't feel out-numbered at home! Yikes!!

Kimberly Janes REALTOR, Publisher said...

Hi Lori.

You don't know me, but I am married to Daryl Janes, who Randy is with on his trip right now (and oddly enough, Randy worked with Daryl's dad in AZ years ago, as well and he went to our wedding over a decade ago -- there's no question that Randy, you and Connor are suppose to be a part of our lives). Daryl and I have your blog book marked and we read it daily -- you're an amazing woman! You give people you don't even know strength, encouragment and faith. And you have prayers from many that you don't even know. I haven't met Little Bug yet, but I am already in love with him -- if I can be of any help, now or ever, please do not hesitate to call me. Keep your faith -- He IS with you always!! May God place His healing hands upon Connor and bring him good health and comfort so he may be rid of the breathing tube and clear his bowels. And may He place His hands upon Lori and Randy, allow them to feel peace, each others love and most of all His love.

Take care and God Bless.
Kim Janes <><

Anonymous said...

Continue to fight,Connor!

Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Cheryl and Jon

Bug said...

Lori it was great talking to you today, you hang in there.... Connor is a strong little boy and he will let everyone know what he needs. The magic of communication from baby to parent is amazing, he will let you know. Good luck in the morning, I hope and pray Connor does good with he presure test and comes off the vent with flying colors!!! Im sure we will see you Friday!!! Love Bug Hugs Your Friend Sheila

Anonymous said...

We think about you every day -- so many people are thinking about you and praying for you always. We love you, the Sammons family

Cookie said...

I'll keep checking in today to see how Connor is progressing. Many prayers for him, and for Randys safe return to you. A huge "mama" type hug for you Lori, you are in our thoughts. Jan/ME

mum2brady said...

Keeping Connor in our thoughts and prayers that he will be able to get rid of the nasty breathing tube and that this surgery will do the trick for him and he can finally be well.

Your cute boy has touched our hearts and is always in our prayers......