Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Garrison Recovery: Day Three

In case you don't know by now, here's the latest on Garrison...

This morning as they were putting him on a ventilator, they discovered that he had a small hole in one of his lungs. The way it was described to me is that one area got mostly blocked and his accelerated breathing pumped it up like a balloon until a small tear was created.
So, they had to put a chest tube in (under his armpit) to help draw that stuff out and alleviate the pressure. This will allow the hole to come back together and start healing itself.
Once that is accomplished, hopefully the antibiotics will clear out anything else and allow his air sacs to fully extend and start taking in more oxygen and releasing it to the rest of his body.

Here's the good news: His heart tests came back looking fine, so we don't think that is the root cause.
Also, even with all the tubes, he looks like he's sleeping like an angel. He's getting the rest he needs since he's been struggling on his own the past few days.

Tracy is doing OK, but I think lack of sleep is catching up to her. Her stomach is a little upset tonight as well, so please continue to pray for her.

After the news this morning, I got fed up with being stuffed up (allergies, I suppose) and wearing a mask every time I see him because of my runny nose and coughing. I got in to an ENT specialist who gave me LOTS of good stuff to help clear me up. Breathing through my nose has never felt better!

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN CALLING AND EMAILING. I APOLOGIZE THAT I DON'T GET TO TALK TO ALL OF YOU, AND I MAY NOT CALL YOU BACK IMMEDIATELY, BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR NOTES, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

1 comment:

Dannielle said...

I can't imagine what you all are going through but please rest assured there are thousands praying for Garrison!!! I don't want to call because as you said on your blog, this is what you know and you've shared it. I hope Tracy can get her much needed rest as Fischer and Garrison need their money feeling good. ;)
We love you guys!