Last night around midnight David woke up from a sound sleep in extreme chest pain, it was so bad he started throwing up. The doctors were paged and they did a CAT SCAN as well as an ECHO to see what was causing so much pain. It was explained to me that the heart was not getting enough blood so the heart was squeezing really hard and that was causing the pain, this is not a good thing. It did that several times before finally getting blood to the heart, in addition to that they saw significant muscle damage on the heart that wasn't there last week when they looked at it. Therefore proving that the heart is getting weaker and not getting much better, it was not good news today. However, they did put him on as 1a status on the transplant list today, so that is good news and we are told that we are very close to the top.
Because of all the meds they had to give him last night to help with the pain and get his heart back on track today he felt miserable all day today. He was throwing up and had nausea all day long today, he slept pretty much all day long and when he wasn't sleeping he was throwing up. It was not a good day for him. They also told us that we would not be getting out of the ICU when we thought because of what happened last night, they have to keep a close eye on him to make sure that it doesn't happen again and they have had to give him some of his meds through his IV since he can't hold them down again.
We really need prayers that the heart will come, I have tried to be patient, but my patience it waning. We need that heart now or I don't know how much longer our boy will last without it.
Leo, he got your package today, I so wish he had been in better spirits to enjoy all the goodies. But we thank you so much, it was so thoughtful of you. Dan, your letter and branch was wonderful and I read it out loud to him as he laid there today in grief, it helped me and I am hoping it helped him. He got so many letters and goodies today in the mail, he thanks everyone of you for them. He needs all the support he can get right now, like I said before we are starting to get so tired, emotionally and physically.