Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Eowyn Update 1
As of right now Eowyns' progression has been minimal; her lungs still have extreme hypertension, which is affecting heart. The lung biopsy has been temporarily postponed until the condition in her stomach gets better. She has a condition which they are calling an ileus; in addition, her intestines are inflamed and bloated, which means they cannot feed her to counteract her ileus. This morning the doctors started talking about doing a lung biopsy with scopes instead of an open biopsy. They are conversing with pathology to see just how big of a chunk they need to determine the condition of her lungs.
They are going to start her on a drug called Bosentan to help with her hypertension.
The last few days she has really been struggling to breath; they have had to bag her several times a day. Hopefully this new drug will help. Because the lungs do not stop growing till you reach the age of seven, hopefully with the help of this new drug, it is possible that the new celia can grow in fully functional.
Until they have completed the biopsy the only new news will be about the condition of her stomach. If they decide that a small chunk of her lung is sufficient they may proceed with the biopsy as early as tomorrow. Please pray diligently as this procedure poses a great threat while she is in her current condition.
As of right now Autum and I are ok. We struggle daily with stress, devastation, and depression but we are trying to remain hopeful for the bible commands us not to worry. Eowyn is in God's hands now; there is little that man can offer compared to Him. We believe in God NOT because he promised we would live in perfect health and always be healed when ill; if God never healed another person again it wouldn't change what God has already done on Calvary. We hold fast to the promise that God has already conquered death and offered salvation and eternity to those who believe in Jesus, and that we do.
This is what we are praying for: we pray that God will give us an extra measure of faith and hope. We pray for the complete and utter healing of Eowyn; we also pray that God's will be done, that our marriage will grow stronger through this time, that our children will gain understanding, good health, and a greater love for God and family. We pray that God will help us to be better, stronger parents during this time, full of patience, that God will help us to be flexible without breaking, that God will provide for our family, that Autum will be a pillar in our family, a source of comfort and strength for our children, and we pray that God will use my talents for His kingdom; finally, that we gain vision and purpose when we feel that we have none.