Friday, October 7, 2011

Sawyer Update 10/7/2011

     Today Sawyer went through several rounds of tests including ultrasound to further confirm what the doctors suspected. 

     Sawyer's dehydration is the source of his low blood pressure, which is causing the temporary blindness, muscle spasms, dizziness, etc. Also, one of his medications is most likely exasperating the symptoms.

     The muscle spasms are what inflicts the pain he is struggling through. Sawyer has had a few spasms today, but nothing like the last few days.

     Most would think… give Sawyer fluids, he gets re-hydrated, blood pressure levels out and he is back in business. However, the kidneys help regulate blood pressure and Sawyer's kidneys are not functioning. So, regulating blood pressure is not so simple.

     We have made more adjustments to his dialysis treatments. This will help get him balanced with fluids and blood pressure. Also, he has been taken off all of his blood pressure medicines. This will get us there faster as well.

     Thank you for all of your prayers. It is a huge blessing to know so many people care!


Bax and Ruth said...

All of you remain in our prayers daily. We wish there was a "diagnostic tester" (like for a car)that you could use when the roller coaster starts dropping.But
we pray God will reveal answers quickly...and are glad you have good doctors to search for reasons/solutions.
Jeremiah 33:3

Jill said...

Everyday I check in and see how Sawyer is doing. And most days I am amazed at the bumps you all endure. I don't know how you do it! But I will keep praying for strength, courage, and some peace for all of you.