Monday, August 10, 2009

Rough Days

I (Kara) talked to Lindsay (Koen's Mom) this afternoon and the past couple of days have been rough for Koen. Koen has been experiencing great amounts of pain and discomfort. An X-Ray of his abdomen showed that he has many gas pockets which could be the cause of the pain. The pain may also be from the tumor. The exact cause is unknown. Please pray for pain relief.
Koen has also struggled with his respiration levels and a high heart rate. Today his heart rate has lowered some. At this point they will not have to put him back on the ventilator. Please pray that Koen's heart rate and respiratory levels will stay in the "normal" range and that he will not have to be incubated again. Koen's white blood cell count is also elevated which means he has an infection somewhere. Koen is currently on an IV antibiotic for this. Also, pray that the antibiotic works quickly and his white blood cell count will return to normal. Koen has been very restless and not sleeping well. Grant and Lindsay have been holding Koen often and trying to comfort him as much as they can. They are exhausted and it is so hard on them to see their sweet Koen go through this.
Also, please pray for a good day tomorrow, rest, that the chemo is shrinking the tumor, and for comfort & strength for sweet Koen, Grant, Lindsay & Family.
Isaiah 40:31~~ They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles' wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, my name is Trisha Barba, I worked at County Bank in the BSA Department. I just want to let you know that our entire church family in Madera, CA is praying for Koen and your family. Thank you so much for the updates and praise God that he is continuing to fight this battle. Our prayers and thoughts are with you both and your boys.