Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Evening Update...

Cody is hanging in there. He was awake for most of the day and watching TV. His fever had broke this morning but is creeping up again. The 'numbers' that need to go down to show that his remaining liver is functioning are still climbing. They are hoping to see that trend change by tomorrow afternoon at the latest.

I was able to get him out of bed for awhile and he sat with me in a chair beside the bed. We did have a little mishap this afternoon. He is on Fentanyl for pain which is doing a very good job. But,,,,, it is also making him itch. He is scratching all over. So, they gave him a very small dose of Narkcan (something) that is used to reverse the affects of overdose patients. Well it worked so good it canceled out the Fentanyl and Cody immediately was in very bad pain. Lotion is now the way we will be treating the itching until his liver is ready for other drugs.

We will keep you all posted. Please keep praying.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mickey & Diane... Thank you so much for taking the time to post...I know how crazy it can be in the PICU....Hang in there....Hopefully you guys can take a minute to eat something when I bring dinner to the floor tomorrow night....I will be praying hard tonight for the numbers that you are looking for. All by best, Rachael

BIG MO said...

Praying is none stop until our BIG
GUY's body #'s come up to what the
Dr's are looking for and he gets a
chance to heal without all the pain and (MEDS) I know you wanted to squeeze him OH! so tight when he
was on the chair beside you..Again
I say that if it weren't for your
BLOG I would be going crazy,just
wondering how Cody is doing. Please
let us know, we will be praying for
the good changes to happen soooon.
With all my LOVE,

Monica Cassier said...

I'll be praying for those 'numbers' to get to where they are supposed to be.

God bless this little boy...


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the rash. Hopefully that won't be an issue for long. Praying that his numbers go down.

Susan and Jonathan

Dottie O said...

Poor little guy- so many of his systems are compromised right now. I hope he gets some relief and rest and that the liver values get to where they need to be soon.

Prayers and strength to all of you,


Anonymous said...

Mickey & Diane- Bless his heart. He is such a strong little guy. You know prayers are always coming your way. Thanks for keeping us updated on Cody.

LOL - Pam

maranatha777 said...

Bless his little heart!!! Continuing to pray for Cody!


Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for Cody.


Gettin Older said...

Thanks for the updates. We will continue to pray.


Anonymous said...

Still keeping all of you in my prayers.

Jennifer said...


This is Jennifer, the student nurse who worked with you yesterday. I just want to leave a quick note to tell you guys how amazing you all are. The strength of your family in the face of this experience is inspiring.

I am so sorry to hear about the narcan effect. I hope they staff have been able to provide you with some ideas for the itching.

Thank you so much for being so kind to me and so open about your experience. You both have hearts as deep as the ocean. I wish you all the best. I hope Cody is back to giving the nurses hell real soon.


Anonymous said...

As I type I'm hoping that today's report will be that numbers are going in the correct direction and Cody's itching has stopped.

Hugs to Cody, Pat (ACCA-NCC)