I know I I haven't updated in a bit, so here is what we know so far: They put a tube in his chest to help drain the fluid from the sac around his lungs. They know he has bilateral pneumonia but he also has fluid outside his lungs and it is still positive for staph.
They also put a new feeding tube down his nose last night. His upper stomach can't process the liquid nutrition, so this longer tube goes all the way to his intestines in the hope that they will just absorb the nutrients.
He is back to needing more blood pressure support now. I don't know why. We were warned that there could be setbacks, but inside I was just kind of hoping that was like the disclaimer before getting on a scary roller coaster. Something the legal dept makes them say. Guess not.
Come to think of it, a roller coaster is a great analogy--except it's never ending. Disneyland would go broke if their rides lasted this long.
At this point, they said he will probably be in ICU for another 2-3 weeks.
He had his second round of dialysis today. His kidneys have shut down (pretty much like his stomach), but they do not expect the kidneys to be permanently damaged.
He is still on life support though mostly it's just to keep his lungs going and blood pressure up. His heart is staying strong even though it is severely infected with staph.
The docs say he has age on his side. He also has Jesus on his side.