- Ted writes, and gives me permission to pass along:
The dr had blood drawn from Seraphim today to try to determine why his
heartrate and pulseox (oxygen concentration in his circulating blood) levels
keep dropping periodically. It happened again this morning and he turned
blue. The dr wants to see if he has an infection, which, although we hope he
doesn't, at least we would know what is causing these episodes.
As it is, he will not come home until Saturday at the earliest.
Statistically, if a baby doesn't have one of these episodes for five days,
then he won't have one again.
So, please pray for Seraphim, his doctors, and us. Karen and I are worn out.
Lord, help our unbelief. Lord, have mercy.
- It's just occurred to me that Ted Sherman has four children now, is an
English professor, and is writing a book on BEOWULF (he tells me).
Just who does the man think he is? ;)
In a message dated 8/5/01 7:53:23 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Good News!!! Seraphim will definitely come home on Tuesday.
> The upper GI test showed he has reflux, so the doctors say that other than
> that he's in great shape and there's no reason for him to stay in ICU.
> come home with an apnia monitor which we'll have for a couple months. He'll
> grow out of the reflux problem, which is caused the immaturity of his
> abdominal development--essentially the kink that joins the stomach and
> esophagus in adults is not there in babies and that's what's causing the
> reflux. The kink should develop within a couple of months.
> So, Karen'll room in tomorrow night and we'll bring him home Tuesday
> Thanks again for all your prayers and words of encouragement.
> Dr. Theodore J. Sherman, Editor
> Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and
> Mythopoeic Literature
> Associate Professor of English
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