Monday, March 2, 2009

March 2nd, 2009

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.


  1. I am so thankful he's 1A again - I'm waiting for the phone call from Debra with the news of a new heart.
    Jacque O-T

  2. praying for your new heart to come quick and soon, im so glad you are back up on the list.. so sorry that you had such a horrible night... cant imagine... but hugs to you...


  3. So sorry you had such a bad night Dave and hope that tomorrow will be a better day for you. It is good that you are back 1-a. Will direct prayers for you to feel better and that heart to come real soon.
    Love, Grandma & Grandpa

  4. I am praying for you Dave and am so glad to hear you are on the 1A list. I learned about you from the Boesler's in Santa Barbara, CA at my church. Praying that you will feel better tomorrow and that the heart you need will come quickly.

  5. Our Father in heaven, please touch this sweet young man and take away this nausea and sickness. Please give his heart the strength to continue to hold on until you provide him with the perfect match of a new heart. Lord we don't always know why things happen the way they do, but we thank you that David is now up on the higher priority for a new heart. Father, You are the Great Physician and You were there when he was knit together in his mother's womb. We know that you love him beyond what we can fathom. We pray for your healing and your comfort and peace to wash over him and his entire family right now. We promise to give you the honor and the glory and praise for all that you do. Amen.

  6. I'm sorry he had a bad day. I hope today is a little better. Glad he received my goodies and I hope he understands its all in fun. We continue are prayers that the special heart we are all waiting for is for a special young man. Stay strong and keep the faith. Lord hear our prayers and give this young man and his family all the strength and let them feel our support and Jesus name....Amen !!!!!!!

  7. I am so sorry Dave had a rough night last night.... Just so you know he is on our prayer chain at my church along with a friend's church also... You are one strong lady and you know God never put's more on us than we can handle. Keep your faith and God will always hold you in his protective arms. Please tell Dave that all us Navy mom's are pulling really hard for him to overcome this ordeal he is going through.