Monday, January 5, 2009


The urologist finally made it over to see Edmund around 8:30ish (I think) and was able to get a catheter in him. His bladder was completely full; he was having urine but it was because it was being squeezed out because the bladder was so full. LOTS of pee came out! :-)

Edmund is down to a 65% oxygen concentration on his ventilator. They are taking him down 2% every hour that he remains stable and that his blood oxygen level stays above 98. He is still on a lot of steroids and things to help his heart and is still heavily sedated (mainly so he won't fight the ventilator).

He is still so very sick and needs God to heal him. Please keep praying. This is such a crazy dance of two steps forward and three back. The nurses have been great and have taken great care of him.

Heidi has continued success pumping and freezing colostrum for Edmund. He won't get it for a while. Currently his is getting 'gatorade in a bag' and some lipids. They don't want to take oxygen away from other organs so they don't want to initiate the the digestive no mother's milk until then. Her stitches and all seem to be doing fine and her systems are recovering.

We are so fortunate that God has blessed us with Edmund. It is so hard to accept that he is a gift that was given to us, but really isn't ours. He belongs to God; God created and intended Edmund before it was our idea and, it is hard to have faith, but we know that God has Edmund!! Our comfort at night is that our Father is holding our son even though we cannot.

Our visitors have been great. I know I don't say a lot or seem with it, but having you here, in the room, even if I'm not responding means a lot to me. Thank you for your prayers and please keep interceding for us and especially Edmund.

Dennis, Heidi and Edmund


Holly said...

Did you ever in your wildest dreams think that urine would someday be such a wonderful miraculous blessing. Praise the Lord for the improvments that have taken place so far and please know that you have so many people praying for you and especially Edmund. We love you guys.
Holly & family

Brandon Rukes said...

Keep going, don't lose faith.

You are a strong-willed family, and I have never met you. But I know Kim and I know how amazing she is. We will continue to pray for you all.

--Brandon & Griffith First Christian Church--

Joshua said...

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! -JH

Jen said...

Hooray for pee!!! :)


Jason said...

We continue to pray for all three of you knowing Edmund is truly is in God's hands.

Go Edmund go!

Anonymous said...

We've never met, but the prayer chain is spreading . . . we praise the Lord for mercy and grace and keep praying with you. God be with you each one.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for all 3 of you!

--Joe, Dana, and Audrey