Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tuesday Night Update

Lindsay had a rough time shortly after 5:00 PM. They had an issue with regulating the heart rhythms and blood pressure. They have changed the medications and will keep her on the pacemaker through the evening and then will make a determination in the morning as to the next steps.

As we said previously, the first 48 hours are the most difficult so we are praying that by tomorrow afternoon she will turn the corner.

Jan and I are very proud out Zach and how he was such a help. He made it back numerous times to spend time with Lindsay, and when the crisis hit, was helpful in relaying information to the family.

Jon and Laura are spending the night at the hospital tonight. The Lord is sustaining everyone.

Thank you again for your prayers. The blog comments are much appreciated.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

We apologize for the delay in getting out information. It was a busy night. Granny stayed at the hospital with Lindsay while Laura went back to the hotel for some much needed sleep.

Lindsay had a few episodes last night where her heart rate went up and her blood pressure dropped. With that, many people descended on the room and were working to correct the situation. This is common in post-op heart patients but a little scary for Granny at first. Once she knew what was going on it was better. Lindsay has been put in a sleep mode and her body cooled so that the heart and everything related can begin to heal and get back to a normal rhythm. This will also keep her from moving around. Yesterday she became very agitated when she knew Laura and Jon and family were in the room. She wanted "uppy", "Mommy," "juice". They need for her to be still and thus the "sleep" mode. There are technical terms but we can't pronounce them nor spell them. :)

Today they told us would probably be the worst for us. They will need to flush her body of fluids as it is retaining them. We may see a difference in swelling. As of 1 pm today she will only be out of surgery, 24 hrs. The nurses have said that we need to be patient and after the 48 hr period, things will look very different. Lindsay does respond to Laura, Jon and Tanner's voices and touch, as well as the rest of the family. We will need to keep this to a minimal today.

Continue to pray for Lindsay and Laura, Jon and Tanner and the Groens and Weltes. We can feel your prayers at work. We love you all very much. Thank you for your loving comments. We have all felt encouraged, loved and prayed for by them.

Keswick staff, the waiting room boxes have been a big hit. The notes, cards and letters were of great encouragement to all. Thanks again. :)