Please pray for our sweet Ethan's eyes. We noticed yesterday that his eye lids were slightly swollen. The initial thought was that it was a delayed reaction to the chemo. Late last night, Adam picked Ethan up out of the hospital crib to feed him and we noticed his eye lids were HUGE. His precious eyes were swollen shut! I immediately started crying and went running for a nurse and the resident doctor. The thought process was that he was possibly having an allergice reaction to the morphine that he had been getting for pain control. They put some steroid drops in his eyes and gave him Benadryl. Throughout the night, as I got up to check on him, I didn't see much of a change in his sad situation. Now this morning, they are still swollen. He's able to open them, but only slightly. They assure me he's not in pain from the swelling, but possibly frustrated a little when he can't open them. Regardless, it breaks my heart to look at him. The doctors are making their rounds and they are going to come check on his situation... please pray for wisdom. The nurses were treating him overnight as if it was an allergic reaction, but we're not positive that's really the problem. Please pray now that they find the cause of this problem and that they can quickly treat it successfully.... if for no other reason than so my heart stops aching.
Please also pray as Ethan will go back into surgery today at 2:30 to have his central line replaced (thin tube inserted into his chest that they use as an IV for chemo, blood transfusions, etc.) Pray that they can do a dual line this time so that they don't have to do a separate line in his arm and chest. If they can get both lines in his chest he will be a lot more comfortable than if they had to do one in his chest and one in his arm. It is considered surgery, so please be in prayer for all the details involved (putting him to sleep, no infection, etc). He has already had this done before, but the line came out a little bit, so they have to replace it... however, now they can try to put in a dual line (like I mentioned) and if they can, then this whole situation is actually a blessing in disguise. Just pray for him to come out of everything okay.
Much love to all of you.