Sunday, July 20, 2008

Breaking Records

Hudson's nephrologist told us today that Hudson is literally breaking records (at least as far as she knows) as to how quickly he is recovering. Today his creatine level was 0.4 (down from 0.6) and this is amazing because with smaller numbers, they are exponentially more difficult to bring down. She was so encouraged by his progress that she was quite certain he will be able to come home before next weekend. That is INCREDIBLE! That would mean his stay of one week in the hospital would be a third of what they were expecting. We are trying not to be too excited because we know things can change quickly, but still, its fun to see his changes.

Though Hudson was in a lot of pain throughout the night last night, this afternoon he has done much better. So far, we have been able to hold him a few times, read books with him, watched Elmo with him (again...and again...and again. If anybody has other suggestions than "Elmo goes to the Doctor" or "Elmo's World: What Makes You Happy" please PLEASE let us know!), and we have even watched him start to eat and drink (the biggest water bottle EVER) and become more talkative. He was up for a long time today, waking up at 6:00, taking several naps throughout the day and now trying to go to bed at 10:30. He is tolerating all of the medications really well, coming off of some things, and we are preparing to move out of the PICU right now. He would have moved to a private room on the surgical floor much earlier except that we waited all day for some blood to come for a transfusion he needed (his hematocrit/red blood cells have been low the last few days and haven't really come up enough) and he is just now receiving it. His pain medications are also well managed now, so basically Hudson is recovering like a total champ and we are really thankful. We'll keep you posted tomorrow - more exciting developments to come, I'm sure!

Good night,
Donny

12 comments:

Krysta said...

Wow, that is a big bottle for such a little guy. So glad to hear he is doing well.

Love,
Krysta (& Dan)

Anonymous said...

Hey Donny, praise God!! We'll continue to for all of you and especially for Hudson's healing!!

Paul Taylor

The Walters said...

We are so thankful to our gracious Lord for all these blessings! We are continuiously lifting all of you in prayer.

Jenifer said...

Wow! Praise God for His great goodness to your family and for the testimony you have to so many! Always give Him all the glory!!!

Much love,
Jenifer

Connie said...

How good God is!!! Praising Him with you for the miracles taking place right now. We continue to pray for strength for you all, and of course for continued progress and healing for Hudson...and Scott too. Hope his recovery is going well. May you sense the Lord's deep peace around you all today as you walk this journey with Hudson. With love and prayers, Connie

Blanchard Pickles said...

Kristi
What awesome news that is...We are so thankful for the strides Hudson is taken...ELMO is awesome and if you need more videos we have the collection of hand me downs and I will send you so asap..Noah is no longer into ELMO...Just tell me where to send them...
Darby

Tori said...

Just found the blog! We've beeing wondering how everything has been going!!!! Loved the pictures and encouraging news!!!

Sean, Sara, Stella, Jonah, Ava said...

Hey Kristi! Tori told us about your blog and she mentioned a little about your baby boy while we were in Seattle at Children's with our daughter Ava. I'm so happy to hear the good news. We'll be praying for him, for continued healing. Take care!

Love, Sara (scheffer) and family

mindy said...

Praise the Lord! I think of you guys often and will continue to pray for Hudson and your entire family. Oh and the song that was playing when I logged onto your blog...made me cry :)

Emily Sanders said...

What an amazing miracle you are living through! I have so enjoyed reading through your blog and seeing God's hand on little Hudson's life. I have been praying for your son this week as I put my own boys down to sleep. Praise God for his healing and continual protection.

Emily (Schumaker) Sanders
a friend from SCS & HPBC

Jeff Lair said...

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work with in us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." (Eph 3:20-21)
Praising Him with You. Jeff

Ron G said...

Praise be to God for how he orchestrates so many events and allows those whom he loves and those who are seeking Him to see the evidence of His plans and love. He loves us so much to give His Son Jesus as the greatest gift to us, to take our place when we were undeserving. I am so happy to see how well all of this has gone for that small fighting boy and that boy I met many years ago whom I'd loved with his mother and brother. That boy, now a a man sharing what God has given him, a part of his own body, now for someone else. May this be a testimony of God's love! How we can share it after He has given us power only by His Spirit and not of ourselves. God be praised for all of you who have prayed for Scott, Hudson and both families. I would expect that they may be playing golf before entering any fishing tournaments, especially if Scott chooses the event. Thank you all for your prayers. God be praised!
Ron & Connie Gorrill