Now we are back to waiting. Every now and then, his heart rate and blood pressure will occasionally escalate, sometimes a response to pain, sometimes for unknown reasons. He is back to having some pretty serious edema throughout his body, so they are really pushing the Lasix in order to get him to diurese. His platelets are down to 68,000. If he reaches below 50,000, they will have to replace those with more blood products. The good news is, Dr. Sinha came to us to reassure us that everything heart-wise looked great. The general surgeon also told us that everything was looking great post operatively. His lactate came back down. The rest of his blood count looks good.
We are deeply grateful for the flood of prayers and encouragement we have received for our brave boy. This journey has been an emotional roller coaster. Each day brings new highs and lows. In a few short hours this morning, we felt every human emotion imaginable. Even though it is extremely difficult, we continue to place our trust in God. We know he is in control and has a purpose and a plan for all of this.