Monday, August 29, 2011

ileus

After ultrasound and more x-rays, it appears that Sawyer's intestines are too large because of gas and fluid. Sawyer's doctor says it is "ileus". Sawyer's bowels are moving too slow and there may be an infection.

This complication is hindering Sawyer's peritoneal dialysis (PD). Now they are discussing another surgical procedure to put a port in his chest for hemodialysis. This would be horrible for Sawyer right now. Karen and I are hoping and praying this does not happen.

Sawyer's belly is very distended. He is uncomfortable, but not crying out. Sawyer's doctor repeated that nothing goes as planned with Sawyer.

Whatever has Sawyer is not turning him loose. We pray fervently and humbly for Sawyer to be released.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. We continue to pray for Sawyer. I am overwhelmed for you right now with all of this 'new normal' with your lives. I know you are ready to have him back home, and I know he is ready too. We will pray lots of scriptures over your family tonight and this week.
Much love, the Stevens

fixyourthoughtsonJesus said...

My heart feels heavy for Sawyer and for you and Karen. You can be certain I am breathing out prayers...

George and Kim Speller said...

We are praying that this devil will be defeated. I tell everyone I know to say a prayer for Sawyer.We send you all our love and prayers.

heidihomeschoolmom said...

Will be praying in this direction now. Sawyer, you are such a little trooper. Keep up the fight and know God is holding you in His arms as you go through this. You are doing Wonderful in all of this.
Mom and Dad, you are doing great :). God has you every step of the way!!Hugs and Prayers!!

Anonymous said...

It brings tears to my eyes to hear your news today. I've prayed for Sawyer every day since I "cyber" met your precious family thru Kathy Mills and I hang on each posting you write, hoping and praying for good news each time.

We were in your shoes last year as our son was diagnosed with cancer at CHKD. The days were long and the nights even longer. The anguish we felt at the suffering our son endured was more than we could handle at times. We cried and read scripture and at just the right time, God would shower us with peace and send a brother or sister our way to comfort us. Isn't God wonderful? I can only imagine what you are going thru and how you are feeling, after experiencing it ourselves. Just as our son was healed, I have faith your son will be too. We believe it and we claim it.

I say all of this to encourage you to keep the faith even when the picture may seem grim and the walls are closing in, reach out to Jesus, as He holds your hand thru the storm. Romans 8:28- For we know that in ALL things, God works for the good to those that love Him and are called according to His purpose. Please know we are praying daily for each of you. We pray God will shower you with his many Blessings and heal Sawyer quickly. The Gavin's

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to Sawyer & your family. I pray that all these problems will disappear. Angie Hite, Clarksville, VA.

Raquel said...

You, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. Psalm 3:3

Joanne Rustad said...

I have been following ur precious family in hopes u will soon go home. I will keep praying for everyone and hope home sweet home is coming soon!!

JJ said...

Praying, praying, praying!

Jill said...

I do not know Sawyer personally, but through a friend! I have Kansas praying for all of you!!! God must have something VERY special planned for Sawyer!!

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray.....Our amazing Lord knows Sawyer deeply, and loves him more than anyone! Only HE can touch the inner parts of his precious body, Sawyer is woven together in God's image.....made perfectly! How amazing our God is to connect complete strangers to your family. I am connected to your family through AHBC and continue to share the need for prayers for Sawyer to everyone I know!!!! Please know that many people are praying and God DOES hear our prayers!!!! When there is a burden, we ALL carry the load with you!!!! My heart is heavy today after reading your blog. We love you and will continue to pray. May God receive all glory!!! T.Travis