Sunday, July 8, 2012
Drakes Critical Condition
This update is going to be the toughest I have written yet and probably the toughest you've read thus far. Drake's condition has definitely worsened throughout the day. The doctors have identified his Gram negative infection as Serratia marcescens. He has had multiple blood, plasma, and platelet transfusions today and is still on multiple heavy antibiotics. The seriousness of all this shows up from the continuous flow of doctors, nurses, needles, tests, sonograms...and the lists go on and on. It is evident that the bacteria is colonizing in his respiratory system and urinary tract. The respirator is pushing at maximum efficiency and the CO2 levels are not going down nor up. The thing that has the doctors worried most and the scariest part for us, his body is not producing any urine output in spite of the amounts of fluids and medicines they are pumping into him. They have put a catheter in and there is zero evidence of anything since they put it in this morning. The next 12 hours are so critical for him...they have givin him diuretics and other medicines including something for blood pressure to hopefully help him with production so he can begin to flush his system and reduce the swelling that is taking over his body. I will post another update first thing in the morning...in the meantime, much prayer is needed!!!