please pray for andrew tomorrow as they will bring him into a short surgery around 8am to drain his leg of blood and remove some clots.
they have put him on antibiotics, because he had a fever of 102 today, just in case he has an infection. they don't think he has one, but we won't get the lab results back for a few days. his fever made them watching for pneumonia, but his lungs didn't show any evidence of it. in fact, his lungs looked a lot clearer than yesterday in an x-ray.
they took him off heparin, the main blood thinner, today. they usually don't give that to patients. they made an exception for Andrew, though, since he's so special (he super-clots). they are taking him off since his flap has been doing well for six days, now, so there shouldn't be much risk to it clotting and dying anymore. they were eager to get him off the blood thinner, because if you don't have a blood thinner, then you don't bleed as much. and if you don't bleed, then there's nothing to clot up in your leg.
other than that, he is improving and his flap is doing well.
1. for andrew as he is longing to get out of bed, but right now the problems with his leg bleeding is preventing that.
2. for no more complications and that we will be able to get out of ICU this weekend.
3. i wouldn't get sick. i feel like i have been coming down with a cold. there are lots of viruses going around and there continues not to be a lot of time for sleep.
sorry for not emailing more this week. my laptop stopped working monday, so anything i sent out after that was real fast on the public computer here.
if anyone knows if it's possible to subscribe to our blog, please let me know. then people can automatically be notified when i post a new blog and i won't have to send out so many emails. it's hard to do that, cause i have four email lists and can't fit them all onto one.