This post will be brief, but I want to update you on Jody. He was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday (6/11), after a six-day stay. Although he needs it, we still do not have a CPAP machine at home because we are waiting for approval from our insurance company (it frustrates me greatly that insurance companies dictate health care so much). Hopefully this will be straightened out soon so Jody can get the treatment he needs. One good thing to report is that we were able to switch out the O2 compressor we had at home (which only went up to 5L of oxygen) for one that is high flow (goes up to 10L). It’s nice to know that we now have “extra” O2 should Jody need it.
In the last three days that Jody has been home, he’s been spending a lot of time sleeping and has been getting a lot of chest pains (this has been a chronic problem, which the doctors describe as irritation in the lining of his lungs). Although this is an ongoing issue for him, the pain seems to increased right now. I also think he looks sick, and my gut feeling is that he’ll be back in the hospital next week. It could be that he’s not on the right combination of antibiotics to treat the infection in his lungs, so they might need to change them up a bit. This was the problem we had last fall when he was hospitalized about four times until they finally found the right concoction of drugs to knock the “bugs” out of him.
Jody does not have much bounce-back left. I feel like he’s walking a very fine line right now. He really needs this transplant before he becomes too sick to get it. So in addition to the 30 Days of Prayer for Jody prayer challenge, please pray that his current condition would improve so he can avoid a repeat hospitalization next week, or further deterioration prior to transplant.