Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Noah Needs Your Prayers

I want to say, "thanks", to Adam for updating the blog last night. I had so much going on with Noah I didn't have time to post. Basically, last nights episode was triggered by his shallow breathing. He was not able to catch his breath which caused his heart rate to rise. They did an xray which showed that his lungs were having a problem. The episode he had was like having an asthma attack. They said this is not uncommon for a child that has had a procedure like he has. He had a pretty good nights sleep which seemed to help him a little bit. They did an xray this morning and said that his left lung looks great but his right lung still looks collapsed. They also did an ultrasound to check for fluid in the lung but it didn't appear there was very much. He had some problems with his breathing again this morning and he had to have some extra care to keep his oxygen saturation level where it needs to be as well as his heart rate. Please keep praying for his right lung to heal. That is what needs to be under control before he can go forward with his treatment. This is a picture of Noah and I before he got sick last night. He is a very brave and strong boy.


Blogger Brandi said...


July 19, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger keith said...

Thanks for your faithful postings, Adam/Robyn. Love you and wish we could help you at home.

July 19, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Praying Robin! Thanks for the updates. It allows us to pray specifically! Know we are doing just that.

July 19, 2011 at 11:54 PM  

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