Sunday, April 3, 2016

A Ray of Hope

My dear son Matthew is still very ill and not out of danger but the breathing tube from the ventilator/respirator (part of the Life Support System) has been removed and he is now able to breathe on his own with the help of oxygen and an oxygen infusion which is given three hourly to help his lungs which are very congested - also physiotherapy.  He is still receiving dialysis as his kidneys are not functioning properly, IV antibiotics for the infection, pain meds, fluids, liquid food through a tube and other IV medications to keep him alive. Though he is conscious his communication is very confused which is a concern but understandable given the circumstances and I hope in time his brain function will return to normal.
This all began with a hole in his colon which was diseased and infected, the colon bursting allowing the toxic contents to spill into his abdominal cavity thus causing sepsis which invaded his body then causing multiple organ failure. He underwent emergency surgery but there were complications. This affected all major organs, his blood pressure dropped dangerously low, he developed severe tachycardia and was in a coma for almost two weeks. The diseased part of his bowel was removed with a colostomy operation and he now has a stoma which I hope is only temporary for he has been through enough. We just take each day as it comes and hope that there is some improvement as I want my beautiful son back home with me, his family and friends.

Sincerely, your friend Dianne.
xoxoxo   ♥

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14 comments:

MARTY said...

dear Dianne ! You have to be so strong to withstand this hard and so sad situation ! I cross the fingers and hope your son will regain health ! I think of you Dianne
many bisous

The Purple Assassin. said...

Dear Dianne,

The removal of the ventilator is a big step. It's a good big step, he's going to leave that bed in a few days and everything will be fine.
Sending too much love.

Take care of yourself and everyone affected.

-PA

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Dear Dianne.
I believe that your beloved Son healed.
You must be strong because he needs you.
The Good Lord will you have to care.
Blessed day for you and Son.
Kisses and greetings:)
Lucja

Laura. M said...

I'm glad that ray of hope, Dianne !!! It will recover gradually. Ya is a great achievement that resspire him. Matthew soon return home. Much encouragement.
Kisses and a big hug

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Dianne, I want to offer my support in these difficult times. I want a favorable recovery for Matthew. Sure all will be well. Many encouragement and a big hug.

JUAN FUENTES said...

En la actualidad la ciencia consigue hacer grandes milagros
Un fuuuuuuuerte abrazo

Olivier Violin said...

Chère Dianne,

Je souhaite de tout mon cœur que ton fils guérisse rapidement.
Je t'envoie toutes mes plus belles et sincères pensées.
Gros bisous. ♥

Giga said...

I wish with all my heart, to your healthy back as soon as possible to the house. Yours and hold on.

dianne said...

Thank you dear friends for your sweet words of comfort and prayers. Matthew remains in the ICU, he is still having oxygen, dialysis, he has a blood clot in the carotid artery in his neck where one of the canulas was sited. He is having IV Heparin to dissolve this and blood transfusions as he has lost so much blood. Each day brings new challenges.
I am home this morning, it is 2AM, I cannot sleep but I needed to be home for a while.
I have posted a lovely song from the film "Sense and Sensibility".

Much love, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

Hoover Boo said...

Thinking of you this Sunday, stay strong, and take care of yourself so you can stay strong. Breathing again on his own, that is a big step forward.

Antonio Machado said...

Dianne espero que estes graves problemas se resolvam em breve. Estarei torcendo por vocês. Um abraço

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I've been away in my own world. So sorry to hear of Matthew's illness.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Hoover and dear Antonio for your kind and thoughtful words. Yes, Matthew is now breathing with the help of oxygen not the life support ventilator but has has many unexpected complications which are still very serious; he has been transferred to the Critical Care Unit.
Much love, Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Cosmo for your thoughtful words. I hope that all is OK in your world?
This is week five and he battles on, every day seems to bring new complications, I hope his strength holds out for his future is uncertain.
Hugs my friend.
xoxoxo ♡