Sunday, August 17, 2008

prayer request - *update*

It came back that Ethan's central line has been contaminated. His central line has two "tubes" that come out of it. There is one particular medication that can only go through one of the tubes due to it's sticky nature. Keeping the one medication in one of the lines, allowed them to draw a certain blood test from the other line without any contamination from said medication. A mistake was made and the medication was put through the wrong line at some point over the last few days. With the sticky substance now in both lines, one particular blood test cannot be pulled from them. Meaning, Ethan will now have to have blood drawn from his arm a couple of times a week until the line clears. This is an EXTREMELY unpleasant experience for Ethan - as we learned today - because they aren't always able to get blood from the first place they try.... so he has to get pricked several times. We expressed our concern to one of the doctors about such a seemingly careless mistake, as that is the most frustrating part... this could have all been avoided. The obvious feeling is that at this point in the game, there really isn't room for mistakes, and if small ones are made what confidence do we have that bigger ones wouldn't also happen. We voiced this, but at the end of the day, we rest in knowing that God is in control. The new prayer request is that Ethan's line would clear up in the next several days this week, so as to avoid him having to get pricked in the arm more next week.

Please be in prayer for Ethan's central line. We were told this afternoon that his line could have become contaminated by one of the medications that he receives daily. If that is the case, then his blood work would not be able to come back accurate through his line.... this could cause a problem as they'd have to prick his arm each day to run this particular blood exam. And from the 10 minute screaming fit Ethan gave this afternoon when they took blood from his arm, this is absolutely not the desirable route. They are running tests this afternoon. Please be in prayer for this situation.


Megan said...

I will pray right now for the central line to be healthy. I am so sorry that this has come up to be a worry.

Mom K said...

Bumps Along The Road

Romans 4: 20-21 " He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith,giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised,he was able to perform."

frog mom said...

Definitely praying Kasey!!! For the situation to be resolved and for you to have an extraordinary peace through this!


Megan said...

"God is our protection and our strength. He always helps in time of trouble. The LORD All-Powerful is with us; the God of Jacob is our defender." Psalms 46:1,11.
We will continue to pray and may the lines clear very soon so little Ethan doesn't have to go through the pokes. God Bless him.

huntsouth said...

Thank you for giving such clear prayer requests. As we have heard in both Sunday school and in church today about fervant prayer, we plan to practice it! All these trials are opportunities to trust God and to see Him work.--A bit hard on the Daddy, Mommy and crying little boy-but how great God's plans are in every little area. The contaminated line is just another part of the plan.
"And things of earth that caused the heart to tremble, remembered there(in heaven) will only bring a smile. We love you and we are with you in heart and in prayer. All our love, the Hunts

Lori, Landon and Logan said...

Praying for him Kasey! Praying God clears that line quickly for Ethan! I wish I could come give you a hug!
Love you!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry little Ethan has to go through this this week. We'll pray that another one of HIS miracles will be revealed and that there will be no pain.

Janelle and Ella said...

Definitely praying this specifically!!! I am so sorry. It WILL clear up soon. There are a lot of people praying. God is taking care of y'all.

Elizabeth said...

We Are Praying for him Kasey! I am so sorry. We will continue to pray and may the lines clear very soon for Ethan!!
Elizabeth & family

Anonymous said...

Continuing in prayer. LOVE the new pictures!!! Ethan has a beautiful smile like his mommy. :)Love, Megan P.

Mandy said...

Hi! My name is Mandy & I am a friend (I'm one of the Pastor's wives) of Jason & Karen P. She shared your blog address with me and we've been praying for you. Just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you and please stop by to meet me sometime if you have time. I look forward to keeping up-to-date on you better now!

Linsey said...

Grrrr! I hate it when that happens, but it does happen. I (very vividly) remember something happening to dave, they took him to get x-rays instead of the other dave j. and he ended up throwing up from laying down...this was still soon after the accident. he missed the whole day of therapy and was just all over pitiful). It does happen, but thank goodness it was something little. Now that they got a piece of your mind...and i hope you have them a good and loud piece, they know to double check everything they do to/for him. Let the mother lion out! He will be ok!