Monday, May 7, 2012

*update on my nephew* - PRAISE

He still has pneumonia, but... his breathing has improved enough that they are going to once again try to wean him off of the ventilator.

His kidneys & liver still are not working properly, but neither is considered in "failure" any more.
However... the drugs are still in his system, because none of the organs designed to filter toxins are working properly.

MRI was done yesterday, no "official" results yet. Tech told the family there was evidence of frontal lobe damage. But... not only did he spend years playing football, more significant is the severe brain injury he had when he was around 15 yrs old. We thought we'd lost him then. I don't know if the hospital has his old scans, but... I guess I'm trying to figure out how his brain would get "injured" from an overdose, and wondering if the injury they're seeing is actually his old one. I guess we'll just have to wait & see.

Also on the brain front... today the doctor had the family join in some basic tests:
    - his girlfriend was told to make him angry. She told a story about a time she pawned a very expensive necklace he had given her. Everyone in the room (including the doctor) saw a scowl come across his face!
    - his sister was told to tickle his feet. She did... and he jerked his legs! Both of them!
    - perhaps most dramatic, when his dad (my BIL) walked into the room and started talking, he raised his arm straight up in the air! on his own!

Praise the Lord!

It is still too soon to know for sure, but even the doctor said everything they've seen so far today should be considered positive! Hallelujah!


Unknown said...

Never underestimate the power of prayer. I will continue praying for healing and hope for your family. Thanks for sharing the great news.

Amber said...

Glad to hear he's making strides!! Hugs and good thoughts!!

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Sounds like God is working a miracle for your family!

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