Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday Evening:

The cat scan showed an increase in swelling. boo. Charlie has had a seizure and a titch of ativan stopped that business. An arterial line (a line insterted into the radial artery that measures blood pressure as well as provides an avenue to draw blood thus reducing the pokes) was placed and Charlies blood pressure was pretty low. He was given a fluid bolus which brought his pressure up. Currently a PICC (peripherally inserted central line) is being placed so that some medication can be given to increase blood pressure as the last thing a swollen brain needs is fluid. An EEG (electroencephalogram---a test that measures brain activity) is planned for this evening. His platelet count (the part of the blood that does the clotting) is lower than earlier. No word on the possibility of any blood transfusions.

The MD's told Rob and Angel that as this disease progresses and antiboitics are started, Cooper will get much sicker before he gets better and it appears that is exactly what is happening.

11 comments:

Katie Williams said...

My heart just breaks for your sick little baby!! You are in my prayers! I love you all!

Marilee said...

Is that Susie blogging??
David wants to know if it is okay for the Episcopalians to pray for Charlie.
Crying, hoping for the best, praying and thinking of you,Angel and Rob.

Meghan said...

marilee - yes! please keep him in your prayers - they all go to the same God. We love you too

Suz said...

This kid is so sick he needs all the prayers he can get.

Jolene said...

I love you so much. My heart aches for you. What precious pictures. NOTHING is worse that Hospital Hell. I pray for a speedy recovery.

Korby said...

Rob and Angel, and to all of the Christensen's, I am praying for you and also am fasting with you. I don't know why exactly, but I'm in tears as I write this. You may or may not remember, but when I was 13 years old, I was very sick and in the ICU at Primary for a couple of weeks. I also had meningitis, but mine was called meningococcus. I believe in miracles, because I was not supposed to survive that illness. I was known around the hospital as "the miracle child." When I was first placed in ICU, my dad and my unlce Rod gave me a priesthood blessing. I don't remember all of the details about my recovery, you'd have to ask my mom for that, but I do know that God is real and that he blessed me and my family. I have faith and pray that Charlie will be another miracle child.

Love KC

Shani said...

I love you Charlie! I am praying like crazy for you. Your treat aunt(me of course) wants you to get better so I can feed you something yummier than that IV fluid and yucky antibiotics!

Rob and Angel, I love you guys like crazy. I am bringing you non-cafeteria lunch on Wednesday. (I will be at the U all day). There are so many people praying for you. I believe in miracles. The Lord has this "crazy" way of getting people through the most difficult times in their lives. Trust me. I love you tons! Hang in there.

jadee said...

hey guys, i'm so sorry to hear about baby charlie. my heart breaks for him and your family. i'm so glad you are letting me help by watching britton tomorrow. my whole day is open so i can keep him for as long as you need me to. my thoughts and prayers are with you. let me know if there is anything else i can do! love you guys

seanteyatroy said...

The Wilsons are praying and fasting for Charlie, and Rob and Angel and Brit....Keep this thing updated....thanks Meghan for doing this....Love Teya, Sean, and Lil'Troy

Adam said...

Our Thoughts and prayers go out to you. I am fasting with you. Adam, Jessica, Toby and Daisy (the beagles) love you all.

dut99002 said...

My family's prayers with be with you guys as well. God be with you and Charlie.