This evening Jody was moved from a regular room to an intermediate intensive care room where he can be monitored more closely. The intense pain post embolization has continued, and Jody’s breathing has become more labored, even on oxygen. The doctors contribute this to the lungs going through “shock” from the loss of blood flow through the bronchial arteries (which were the vessels they clotted off because of the bleeding). They anticipate Jody’s breathing will improve as the lungs adjust to their new blood flow.
On a personal note, it’s hard to watch him struggle to breathe, and experience such pain. It’s my hope that the doctors are correct in their speculation, and that Jody will soon turn a corner. He is such a trooper, never complaining, and generally positive, but he’s anxious to start feeling better. Please pray with us that this will happen sooner rather than later. Thank you.