I can't express my thankfulness to those of you who took a time slot to pray for our family. The peace I have felt all day -despite the hardships - is undeniably from God. My mom made a comment yesterday that really stuck with me. If you have ever seen the animated Disney movie 101 Dalmatians, you will remember the "midnight bark." She reminded me of this when we found out so many were praying. In the movie, when the puppies go missing, the dogs of London send out a message. One dog barks the message to another, and another, and another. I know this is a silly illustration, but when I have no more tears to cry and no more prayers to pray - I know that you are all out there....picking up where I fall short.
This morning Samuel's lungs look slightly better. They have essentially collapsed both lungs at different times in order to allow the PIE to heal. Now, they are trying to get them to inflate again.
Samuel's vitals are not stable. Any time he moves, or is touched, his heart rate plummets. A few minutes ago the doctors were doing another Echo on his heart and his heart nearly stopped for a few minutes. They had to give him an emergency medicine to get it going again.
Yesterday his kidneys had shut down completely. This morning there are signs that they might be functioning at a very minimal level.
I'll post more later.