Monday, May 21, 2012

Truman update

5/21/12 7:00 AM: Cameron here… “It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praise to Your name, O most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness every night” Psalm 92:1-2. Even through the night God is working. He does not sleep nor does He slumber! Truman never needed the oscillating vent as was the concern yesterday. Throughout the night the amount of oxygen they are providing him on the vent has been successfully weaned to a safer and acceptable level. His oxygen levels (saturations) have remained near 100%! Additionally, he has continued to urinate substantially. Yesterday he was so swollen, to the point of not being recognizable. There is still swelling but it is clearly improving. Blood flow to his left foot remains diminished due to a blood clot in his femoral artery but the flow is not absent. They have his foot wrapped in warm blankets so I have not been able to see it. He remains on a blood thinning medication. I just spoke to his nurse and she informed me that they were also able to turn off again the paralytic medication. As a result he is actually breathing “above the vent”. This means that he is taking his own breathes. The ventilator helps him once he initiates it but he is determining the rate of breaths. We have a new “team” today: a new set of residents, fellows and a new attending. Please pray for God’s wisdom and direction to be with them. Please continue to pray for Truman. I cannot express in words how much it means to us that you are all praying. Laura and I both have felt at times too exhausted to pray and at a loss for words. With everyone praying, however, it feels as if we are riding on top of a huge tidal wave which is your prayers. You are holding us up and ushering Truman, Laura and me up to the Holy of Holies. This knowledge is of great comfort to us. Please keep praying. We will try to keep updating.

35 comments:

Tara said...

oh, it was SO GOOD to read this update!!! after the last update, i feared the worst and i kept praying through the night. i was up so many times during the night and kept praying for baby tru!!! at 5:00 am i woke up and kept praying and checking for updates to the blog. please keep updating the blog. i have a little baby tru's age and i simply cannot imagine being in your shoes. thank you for this update!

Shannon Ryan said...

You probably don't know me, but Cameron and I are related - our grandma's are cousins. (Dolly and Ruth) I just wanted you to know that my heart is with you and I hope little Truman continues to improve. What a terrifying experience for your whole family.

Mendi... said...

Our family continues to intercede on behalf of Truman as well as you & Laura! We are giving him honor & glory for the GREAT things He is doing...

The O'Riley's

Patty Heath said...

Dear Family,
You do not know me personally, but through a friend, my friends and church has been praying for your family and for the survival and healing of your precious Truman... We are in the Lansing and Grand Rapids area upholding you in prayer. We thank the Lord for His grace, peace and provision for you.

Julie Cratty said...

Hi, Cameron and Laura! We're continuing to pray for you. I thought you might be encouraged by the following passage from one of Spurgeon's sermons. When we lost our baby last year, it was what I was clinging to for most of the year. The last two sentences are my favorite...

"If none of God’s saints were poor and tried, we should not know half so well the consolations of divine grace. When we find the wanderer who has not where to lay his head, who yet can say, “Still will I trust in thee" or, when we see the pauper starving on bread and water, who still glories in Jesus; when we see the bereaved widow overwhelmed in affliction, and yet having faith in Christ, oh! what honour it reflects on the gospel. God’s grace is illustrated and magnified in the poverty and trials of believers. Saints bear up under every discouragement, believing that all things work together for their good, and that out of apparent evils a real blessing shall ultimately spring–that their God will either work a deliverance for them speedily, or most assuredly support them in the trouble, as long as He is pleased to keep them in it. This patience of the saints proves the power of divine grace. There is a lighthouse out at sea: it is a calm night–I cannot tell whether the edifice is firm; the tempest must rage about it, and then I shall know whether it will stand. So with the Spirit’s work: if it were not on many occasions surrounded with tempestuous waters, we should not know that it was true and strong; if the winds did not blow upon it, we should not know how firm and secure it was. The master-works of God are those men who stand in the midst of difficulties, steadfast, unmovable,– “Calm mid the bewildering cry, Confident of victory.” He who would glorify his God must set his account upon meeting with many trials. No man can be illustrious before the Lord unless his conflicts be many. If then, yours be a much-tried path, rejoice in it, because you will the better show forth the all-sufficient grace of God. As for His failing you, never dream of it–hate the thought. The God who has been sufficient until now, should be trusted to the end."

Josh said...

We're so glad to hear that Truman is progressing. Praise the Lord! We'll continue to intercede for your precious son. Thanks for the update.

Gary said...

We're still praying in NC. Many, many folks you never met (like me) are praying.

Niamh said...

Thank you for updating us regularly. The updates are encouraging all of us who are diligently praying for your family and your baby.

I'll continue praying around the clock for you all and the baby. God bless you all, and keep you all.

Merritt said...

Cameron- you and Laura have remained heavy on my heart the past several days. Brent and I have been praying for your entire family.

Niamh said...

I stumbled upon your blog on Friday night and have been praying around the clock ever since.

Thank you for your frequent updates, they are encouraging and instructive to all of us who are are diligently praying for you and your baby.

God's peace rest upon you all.

Christy said...

Hello,
I rarely comment here but I have read your blog for a while as we followed similar adoption paths. I just wanted to let you know that my mother's heart hurts so badly for you and I have been praying constantly and most of the night last night for little Truman. I had a little one sick for a few days in our children's hospital and it was so scary and hard. Thank you for keeping us updated.

Sheila said...

Thank you for the updates. I am praying for all of you.

Balisha said...

Praying that today will be a good day for Truman. You are all in my prayers.
Balisha

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

We just heard of this last night and we began praying for Truman last night. Waking up through the night and wondering how he was, I was so excited to hear that he is doing better.

Amy said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! L&D having prayer times throught all shifts.

jsweeNC said...

Dear Cameron, Laura and family,

I cannot imagine how tremendously difficult it is to watch your precious boy fighting for his life and health. I know you are aware, but just to add to all the other voices telling you -- you are not in this alone -- even many whom you don't know or remember (us included) are praying with you. Thank you for the updates so we know how to pray specifically, but we will continue to pray even if you are not able to post what's going on.

In His grip,

The Eaker family (FBC Durham)
Jim, Susan, Will, Emma, Evelyn

Rachelle said...

We are adding your family to our prayer list. My heart aches for all of you. Be strong the Lord walks with you!

Connie said...

God is Good... Prayers will continue for all of you..

jeanette said...

Praising God with you and your family for this update. I had such a hard time concentrating on anything after seeing the update to urgently pray for Truman~so happy to see this update!

We will continue to lift up Truman, your family, and the medical team.

Jessica R said...

Here from gsheller.com... Saw her post last night, read your blog, prayed throughout the night for Truman and for you both. Am praying hard today.

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

i shared your blog on my FB and many more are praying.

Cathy said...

Praise the LORD for this improvement! Our God is the Great Physician! We turn to HIM in regard to a total healing and recovery for Truman! ♥♥♥

Denise said...

Amazing! God is truly AMAZING! How precious are the testimonies of His people! We are praying here, thankful for updates to be able to pray specifically, knowing and trusting that God is orchestrating Truman's care to His glory.

Lisa said...

I'll be continuing to pray throughout the day for your sweet boy!

Lisa H.

Beth said...

Hi Laura and Cameron,

I have been reading your updates about Truman, and my heart goes out to you guys. I'm definitely thinking about you all and keeping you in my prayers. You guys are such strong examples of faith in God and His goodness and grace.

Laura, thank you for sharing the details of Truman's accident. You don't think about a simple bucket with a little bit of water being a potential hazard. I had heard it said before, but now I really do believe that a child can drown in just a few inches of water. You never know, but by sharing what happened, another's life could be saved. Also, thank you for pointing out that the purpose of CPR is to keep oxygenated blood circulating through the body until a defibrillator and other advanced life support methods become available. I used to teach CPR/first aid for the Red Cross, and this was a common misconception that I encountered. Which brings me to my last point, about how important it is to stay current with CPR/AED/first aid certifications, or to get certified if one isn't already. It CAN save a life. Even kids as young as 11 years old can take the Red Cross's Babysitting class, which includes some first aid skills.

Wishing Truman and your family much healing and recovery.

Becky said...

Prayer circles at shift change in L&D. We're all thinking of all of you and praying hard. Becky K.

Katie said...

I don't know you guys, but saw your story through Ginny Sheller. Please know that my family and I are praying for your little one, as well as peace and comfort for you both. In the heart of Jesus and Mary,
Katie

Nadja said...

My heart sank reading the last post--so good to hear some good news! Continuing to pray for Truman...

larsonrh said...

I do not know who you are, or where you are or anything. Just that I am a grandma to little kids and I care so very much what happens to all children. God bless you parents as you go through this. NO blame, No what-ifs. Just Gods Grace to get you through. One minute at a time. Praying prayers from South Dakota.

Andy and Sheryl said...

We are still praying and know for a fact that many, many others are too. It's so good to hear an update and to know that you all are being sustained. Praise the Lord for His work thus far in little Truman!

Joy said...

Thank you so much for posting this update. We are continuing to pray for your precious little one, and for your whole family.

May the Lord comfort and bless you today, and we pray for complete healing for little Truman.

Diane said...

We are continuing to keep little Truman before the Lord here in Siloam Springs, AR (Sager Creek Community Church) and many more friends throughout the United States who have joined us in prayer for your precious little boy. Your updates are helping all of us to focus on the ONE who is in control of all things and is always and only good. Ps. 34

Brigid said...

Cameron, Laura and the Mouro family, please know all of your St. Joe's family is behind you and praying for all of you. Lots of love, prayers and good thoughts sent. If you need anything please don't hesitate to call out.

Brigid

Fernanda Pires said...

Hi Dr. Mouro and Laura,
My heart goes out to you. I've been thinking of you and praying that everything will be fine. Keep being strong and an example for all of us. All my support and love, Fernanda

rachelle said...

Dr mouro an family- our hearts go out to you and we are praying for you. Psalm 34:17-18. When the righteous cry out for help, the lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. May you have confidence in the goodness of the lord and may an overwhelming peace cover you. Your faith is a testimony to us all. Much love, mike and rachelle keng