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).

Monday, August 15, 2011

Slow and Steady



Today has been slow and steady. Noah is doing fine. His normal routine at this point is to watch a little TV and sleep the rest of the time. Most of the time he seems to be pain free but his throat is bothering him because of the tube. The good news is that his cultures remain negative and his white count is lower. He also has not spiked a fever in quite a while so that is good. This all is an indication that the infection is going away. The big question is: When do we close the chest? Well, I wish I had an answer for you. There is not a specific plan for this right now. I have heard that Dr. Hanley may come by tomorrow and then we may have more information then. Please pray I will be able to get a picture of he and Noah together. The unfortunate part is that Noah is on so many pain meds he may not even remember it happening. But, if I can grab a picture I will at least have the proof for Noah to see later. Again, I wish I had more information to give you all at this time but we all will have to be patient and wait. Thanks for the continued prayers. I really need them right now. I had a difficult day and have felt really tired. I did manage to get a quick nap and that seemed to help. I will let you know when I have more to share. Blessings to you all.
The pictures are of two of Noah's fabulous nurses. I have to add this sweet information about his nurse named Kim (with the dark hair). She had Noah for three days straight. On Kim's third day they offered her that day off instead of coming into work. She told them that she would rather come into work so she could take care of Noah. I was so moved by this kind gesture. She is a great nurse and really loves Noah. This is just an example of the kind of care Noah is receiving. We are so blessed to have such caring people around us that think of us as real people not just a patient.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've been on my mind a lot today. I am praying for both of you & glad to hear a decent report. God has His arms wrapped around you, comforting you...just let Him. Peace. Be still.

Love -Kim

August 15, 2011 at 11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that Noah is doing better! Please continue to let God take control - he will never let you down!! We will continue to pray for his recovery. In our thoughts and prayers - the Hendrix family.

August 16, 2011 at 10:16 AM  

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