May 5, 2013

UPDATE (5/5/13)

Today began with me walking up to Beckett’s room and noticing his Oxygen Support as high as 67%. That’s not good. The nurse went on to explain that she had been pricking him for a while to gather a bunch of different blood culture labs. So I figured that is what can explain away his high Oxygen Support….nope. Beckett’s nurse explained that she had to increase it before all that poking even began. This was obviously very concerning. Now I have the privilege to text this lovely information to Leah while she is at work. Both her and I continued to grow anxious for the direction this is trending. The doctors are now speculating that maybe Beckett has another infection (we won’t hear back of those results for a few days). He doesn’t look like he has an infection…but when X-Rays come back looking normal, multiple Echos look fine and numerous blood gases appear acceptable…we now seem to be grasping at straws. Clearly the assumption still exists that this could be related to his withdrawals, but I think the doctors are just being cautious….which we appreciate.

Sooo, its been a long day. I tried to get some schoolwork done during his echo and when a friend came and held Beckett for a few hours today. But I still struggle trying to focus while in a hospital, or in my son’s room while machines are beeping and my mind is anywhere else but on grad school work.

The evening is unfortunately ending with me typing out this update while listening to my son hysterically cry as they prick him again for some specific (and difficult-to-draw) blood gases. In fact, it took 3 different nurses poking him until they could actually get it. It just breaks my heart and makes me want to do anything I can to alleviate my poor little son’s pain. It makes your mind start thinking thought of “hasn’t he been through enough?”

Thank you for the prayers. It’s yet another day….but another day WITH my son!
To God be all the glory! Lord, please heal my son!


He’s now 23.4 inches and 11.7 pounds! Yay!

— with Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

4 thoughts on “May 5, 2013

  1. Child of God says:

    I’m sorry you all had another rough day. Continuing to stand beside you in prayer, lifing up all your needs to the Lord.

    Praying and praying

  2. Praying…praying…praying. Lord please, please perform a miracle in Beckett’s life right now Lord. Heal him…please. And help this young mother and father who love you to continue to put their hands in Yours and to feel Your very presence in their lives and to know You are carrying them when they need to be carried, and walking beside them when they can walk on their own. Amen.

  3. Ann Olson says:

    I’am so sorry! Oh Lord Jesus, please, please help! We love you, we praise you God! It is only you! You are our comforter and our hope!

  4. elena says:

    When we asked Anna what she wanted to pray for she said for God to give Beckett’s heart a band aid. So her prayer two nights in a row has been “God please give Beckett a band aid please.” I’m sorry it’s been so rough recently; we are continuing to pray for you and Beckett! With love, the Zimmermans

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