"What would have become of me had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the LIVING. Wait, hope for and EXPECT the Lord. Be strong and of good courage and may your heart (Ned) be sturdy and enduring.....Yes, Wait For and Hope For and Expect the Lord."

Psalm 27:13-14 (Amp)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ned Delays Results

This blog will be brief because I'm really tired and the day was exhausting, yet uneventful. Ned's MRI was scheduled for 9:30 this morning. I got to the hospital around 10:30 when he was due to return to the NICU. He and his nurse, Amy, rolled back into the room around 10:45....no MRI was performed. Ned had takend 4 boluses of narcotics, but was wide awake and happy as a lark. He was playing and kicking around- not suitable behavior for a test. While he appeared to be narcotic resistant, he actually just has a really delayed reaction. Around noon, he finally zonked out into a drug-induced sleep never to really wake-up for the rest of the day.

So, we'll reschedule the MRI, probably for next week, now knowing that he will need to be sedated hours in advance. Please continue to pray for normal brain structure. Also, that his lungs will remain clear. On days when he is sedated, he doesn't feel the sensation to cough to clear his lungs and they start sounding really junky....not good for a child with chronic lung disease.

I'll post more later- love you all!

Betsy, Travis, Jack & Ned


Anonymous said...

Betsy, We will be praying for the upcoming MRI....that it will go off without a hitch and that the results will reveal normal brain structure and through all this, Ned's little lungs will stay clear.

We are praying for you guys too, that you will get plenty of rest (is that possible? LOL) and that you will be at ease. We can't wait for all of these things to be behind you, but also know that God is using your time there to do a great work for Him. Love, Sherry

Danielle & Jason Wofford said...

Betsy & Travis -
Jason and I are praying so intensely for baby Ned and the upcoming MRI.

I feel the Lord's blessing on this situation continue. He has blessed us ALL with Ned's presence and journey. He will carry him through this situation too.

I pray for you and Travis that you feel all of the prayers coming your way.

May God CONTINUE to bless baby Ned and you both during this time.
Danielle, Jason, Landrie & Ava Wofford

Kim said...

Dear Betsy, it is so normal for you to be afraid, and worried about what lies ahead for you and your family, but I truly believe that God has blessed your family so much, that his blessings are going to continue. I do pray that the MRI shows normal brain structure, and his little eye will get better on his own. I have always known that a baby is a blessing from God, and Baby Ned has touched so many lives, can you imagaine how many he will touch as he gets older. Jack is going to be a great role model, for Ned. Our prayers are constantly with you. Sincerely, The Alexander's Donald, Kim, Emily and Brock