Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February 18th, 2009 Oh Happy Day

Last night the doctors determined that Dave went into slight liver failure, his liver was already teetering before the surgery so they weren't all that surprised. This is happening because the right side of the heart isn't pumping like it should so the liver isn't getting good blood flow. They upped a dose of one of his meds, started another med, and then put him on full oxygen and nitrous oxide through the nose. This is helping that right side work a little better and is helping the blood flow to the liver. So far today the liver is maintaining, it is not getting better or worse. He is feeling better today in the way of nauseous and such, they determined that was mostly because the liver was starting to fail. His new pain med is really working for him and he is getting really good sleep today as well, he has slept most of the day which is really good. Physical therapy came in today and got him out of bed and sitting in a chair for a bit as well, all of which are good things and will help him heal faster.

My sister Sarah came for a visit today, and since Dave slept through almost all of her visit we got a chance to sit and catch up, something I really enjoyed. I know he knew she was here and that will be great for him and I know she just really wanted to lay her eyes on him. While she was here one of the doctors came in and informed us that Dave can go back on the transplant list as soon as his liver starts functioning better! PRAISE GOD! Even if he is still in ICU they will put him back on the list. Prayers for good liver function please so that our heart can get to us faster!

He also got more mail today, cards and such as well as a book from friends of his grandparents, a box of goodies from Jacque, and a huge box from Grandma Deb. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

I know that the Lord has not given him the heart yet because the keeper of the heart still has work to do, this is the only thing that is keeping me sane right now. I keep thinking of this person and wondering what work do they have left to do? Is it to make his marriage right, does he need to ask for Christ to come into his life, does he have unsolved issues with his family, or is it simply that he hasn't smiled and said something nice to that one person he was destined to meet? All of these questions keep going through my head, knowing that someone is out there, unknowingly going to save my son's life. We have such a wonderful God that he can make miracles such as these happen. Once again I am on my knees praying for that family that is going to have such a tragedy happen, and that they may be comforted in knowing they are saving some ones life through their pain.

Lord, I ask you today to please give David the comfort of your love and the strength to heal right now. His attitude became so much better when the doctor delivered those words today, I know that you will provide for his liver and give it the strength to heal. In your precious name, Amen.


  1. It is such an awesome thing that through all this you can keep the person who will be giving their heart to David in your thoughts and prayers. I have kept David and your family in my prayers everyday. You have reminded me too also keep the person and their family that will be on the other side of this event in my prayers as well. May them and their family have peace with this process and know that they are giving such a wonderful wonderful gift to a wonderful young man. I also pray that this process comes swiftly and easily for David's comfort and your own.
    I love you all!
    Denise Rule

  2. hi. I believe that God will provide healing for your liver also for a new heart. I pray that new heart will be perfect that you won't any problems with it.And also for the liver that your liver will be strong and healthy again.Thank God that they put you back on the heart list.
    your sister in Christ,
    Faith Elissague

  3. Amen.

    The Evans Family

  4. Keeping you in my prayers David!
    Trust in the Lord
    "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
    John 14:27

    Jill Dehart <3

  5. Dear David, You should probably know that before all of this we down here in Tehachapi (Bear Valley) already thought the world of you... I'm so sorry If we didn't say it enough. I guess you didn't know and you had to go and get yourself all kinds of attention. You can stop anytime... Now you are without a doubt a world class super star. But for us you already were and I think it's super important that you know this. When your family moved away we were all sad not just sad that you were leaving but sad for you to be leaving. Going to a new place and starting over. You did it though and then you took it a step further and joined the United States Navy (of which as a former Sailor myself makes me very proud of you). You were already a hero for taking that oath and making a pledge to serve your country. Now you are even more a hero ( I bet your tired of hearing this and would gladly trade with anyone) just know that we too wish we could trade with you. My grandmother always reminded me of Phillipians 4:13--"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." God is always with you and you are always in our prayers, our hearts, and our thoughts...I'm sure I'm not the only one that has her phone and computer bookmarked to checking this page repeatedly... Love, Christine Uribe and Family