Thursday, May 24, 2012

5/24/12 8:00AM Truman’s night last night was a bit rough but in a good way. I’ll explain. He was up most of the night coughing. His nurse said he would sleep for only about 45 minutes and then would cough on and off for an hour or two. Each time he starts coughing they have to suction out his breathing tube. This is not a comfortable process for him. Overall, a night like this is good because it means he is getting stronger and more awake. Before I went to sleep I spent some time reading Scripture to him and talking to him. For a while he actually focused on me. At one point his nurse came to the other side of his bed and when he heard her voice he turned his head and looked at her! Last night he also passed his first “sprint” test on the vent. Not sure why they call it that but basically he went 90 minutes with no additional help from the vent. He initiated all the breaths and the vent only helped him overcome the pressure of breathing through a small tube. They do this “sprinting” to see if he is ready for extubation (coming off the vent completely). They are saying today will likely be the day! If he is extubated and does well with it then for the first time since his accident we will be able to hold him! We can’t wait. Please pray that he is able to come off the vent and that he continues to breathe well. Whenever a patient is taken off the ventilator there is always a risk that the work of breathing on their own may be too much and the tube may have to be put back in. As I type this Truman’s doctor is in the room watching him and contemplating. Being in the medical field I know that the decision to extubate a patient like Truman is a tough one. Please pray for wisdom for his doctors regarding this decision. Please also pray for continued strength and for healing of his lungs. We will keep you all updated today. Thank you.

21 comments:

Carissa said...

God bless your family.
Lean on HIM!!!
Your testimony through all of this is reaching thousands!!!
To God be the glory!!!

We will continue to pray.
Carissa in Indiana

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Continuing to pray for complete healing for Truman. You are on my heart and mind throughout each day.


Laurel in WA

Missy said...

Wonderful news! We check for updates throughout the day and are so glad that Truman is getting stronger. Thank God that little ones have such healthy, active brains - this for sure has to help Truman's recovery of his.

Kimberlee said...

Praying for a successful and uneventful extubation, in the Lord's perfect time.

Kimberlee said...

Praying for a successful and uneventful extubation, in the Lord's perfect time.

Connie said...

I thank God that he hears our prayers and how I have been praying for Truman and your family.. I will continue to pray for all of you... thanks for taking the time to update all of us.. May God heal Truman totally and give you some rest.. Connie (KY)

AbeVW said...

We are so encouraged by Truman's progress! We continue to pray for your sweet son and for God to give you strength as you go through this extended trial...

the Van Wingerden family from NC

Jen said...

Complete healing is my prayer too...in Jesus name! :)

wanz said...

Continued prayer! Thanks for the updates!

~Nicole~ said...

Continuing to pray for Truman's healing! Sounds like he is making some great progress!!

Nicole and Ryan Harden from Milan MI

me said...

I've been thinking about the fact that you haven't held him in over a week now, and my arms have ached for you. I am praying that today might be the day!

Lemonade & Gingerbread said...

Please know we are praying for your family and Truman.

Our youngest is two and when I was reading what you wrote about Truman's attraction to water it was like you were describing Raymond - he too has climbed into the bath tub with clothes on while others are bathing.

I also wanted to share something slightly neat. It didn't turn out as neat as I thought it was in the beginning, but it was interesting none the less. I came to your blog thru another blog on Tuesday and one of the things that stuck out was the Janel connection - I always like things like that. Then Tuesday afternoon Truman and your family were on my heart a lot. As it turns out we had to take my mother to the ER that evening and the nurse's name was Shanelle. However, at first I thought she was saying Janel and all I could think was how odd is it that. It wasn't until I later saw it written on the board in my mom's room that I saw it was Shannelle. Even still its interesting.

Again, please know we are praying and as parents our hearts go out to you.

God Bless

Sandra in CA

Joy said...

We're still praying!

Mendi... said...

Definitely praying that the medical team has God's wisdom & knowledge in the decisions they will be making regarding Truman...

everyday-mom.com said...

Just want to let you guys know a group of ladies from our church here in Oregon prayed for Truman yesterday...and a special prayer for Laura too. Thanks for keeping us updated.

everyday-mom.com said...

Just want to let you guys know a group of ladies from our church here in Oregon prayed for Truman yesterday...and a special prayer for Laura too. Thanks for keeping us updated.

Katie Baker said...

Mouro family,

My family has been keeping up with and praying intently and daily for sweet Truman. Cameron, you may remember me from UNC where I worked as and L&D nurse while you were there. We are weeping with you in your grief and rejoicing with you in Truman's victories. He has already overcome so much, to the glory of God! Thank you for the updates, for though we are strangers and far away, we are invested with you and your little boy's story, and we are praising Jesus for each step towards healing. We will continue to pray, and we truly believe that God is using Truman and you guys as a powerful testimony of His peace, presence, and goodness in spite of such a difficult situation. May His peace continue to overwhelm you as His power heals your son.

Katie Baker

Christine said...

Thinking of him today!
Hoping all goes well!

Christine
in Minnesota!

kari said...

The Breeds are still praying! Was encouraged to sing "Jesus I come" over your family today. Our 5 yr old, Titus, has spent many nights praying in sweet faith for Truman and asking each day if he is out of the hospital yet :) we are believing in faith for that day!

Corinne said...

Heard about your family through Ginny's blog and haven't stopped praying for you all. May our Lord strengthen every one of you and give you peace.

Corinne in Ottawa, Canada

michelle said...

I can't get your boy out of my heart! I have been praying for him since this happened. i know God will heal him.