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).

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday: A Nice Day Together

We had a nice day today; some rest, some time with Noah, and some sightseeing.

Noah's breathing improved over Thursday and his fever went away. He is still on a breathing tube, though; so he cannot speak, eat, or drink, and that frustrates him. The doctors like his culture-free blood results (good), and his lowered blood white cell count; but a recent echocardiogram showed some possible "vegetation" (small clots) on a heart valve, so we are cautious to declare improvement just yet.

Thanks for continued prayers that his chest can be closed at the right time and that the infection will not return.

God is Good.

Adam, Robin, Madison, Olivia, and Noah


Anonymous Mrs.Ruth said...

I am so happy for you and Noah that you got such a nice surprise. I am sure seeing Adam and the girls made you feel so much better. I hope Noah will be off the breathing tube soon and that the infection will stay away. I know he does not understand everything, but he will be well soon. We will continue to pray for you and Noah. God will give you the strength and comfort you need during this time. We will be thinking of Noah as we start to school Monday. We will say a prayer for him daily, until he gets to come home. Tell him I love him and miss him. Take care Robin.

August 13, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Noah has had a rough time since I saw you all on Sunday and Monday. I'm thankful for the visit with you (Robin & Noah) and am happy for Adam, Madison & Olivia getting to see you this weekend....what fun! We love you all and are still praying for you. Uncle Scott and Family

August 13, 2011 at 5:52 PM  

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