Monday, October 12, 2009

Check-up with Dr. Colvin and back in hospital!

We had an appointment with Dr. Colvin (Austin's cardiologist in Birmingham) today. We fully expected this to be a routine visit. Austin did have a few min this morning where he appeared to have difficulty breathing but recovered and seemed fine. We arrived at Dr. Colvin's office and they did x-Ray and EKG. The x-Ray showed fuid on his right lung. It is a large amount of fluid and was concerning to Dr. Colvin. They immediately admitted him to UAB. The plan right now is to administer iv Lasix (a diuretic) to help with fluid then retake the x-Ray in the morning. If fluid is still there, Austin will go into the ICU here, be put under and have drainage tubes reinserted.

Pray for Austin especially as he is so done with doctors and nurses right now. He is still sore from surgery and emotional. He doesn't want to be touched! Pray for him to be comfortable and adjust well to his rehospitalization.

We'll update again in the morning.


Bethany said...

oh my! i am so sorry to hear about this! please know that we are praying for austin. :)

mina said...

I will pray for Austin. He is in good hands.

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to learn that Austin is back in the hospital....we will be praying for the lasix to do the trick.

The same thing happened to "D"....he had to have a drainage tube inserted right after we were home from UAB because he had SO much fluid in his Right lung.

We will be thinking of Austin....we know how much you all dread another hospital stay. Sorry that Austin has to go through more procedures....hoping for a healthy recovery after the fluid is taken care of!

Lots of Love,
The Voss Family

Wanda said...

We love you all and are praying for each of you.