Update

16 Mar

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.

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5 Responses to “Update”

  1. Sheryl March 17, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    Love you!!!! Thinking of you!!

  2. Bethany March 17, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    We are praying for you, Jody and your whole family. My heart is very heavy for you guys. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING we can do here at “home” for your girls, house ect. We will do it!

  3. Karen March 17, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    I’m with my extended family this weekend, we are praying for Jody and for you and the girls!

  4. Kelly March 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    will be praying.

  5. Marilyn Titter March 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    Tiff, I am praying for your family, for the docs and nurses caring for Jody. May he find healing and less pain and less shortness of breath soon.
    Marilyn

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