18 December 2007

Dec 18, 2007 9:00 pm

Liams scan of his brain came back showing no additional fluid in his brain. It did show some cystic area in the left part of his brain meaning it was where brain tissue was damaged. We don't know for sure what that means for the future other than developmental delays at this point. I will know more when I get to talk to the Dr. But- I am sooo thankful the Lord saw fit to keep the fluid from increasing.

Liam does not have staph- he has strep! Not the one you think of with strep throat. He has it in his blood... long story short- we all have strep flora in our body. His immune system is compromised and it has made him sick. The good news is that they know what it is for sure now and they have now put him on ampicillen to treat it.

Liams swelling has gone down considerably- I can see his ribs again!

The Dr wants to see about getting him off the jet ventilator and on to the oscillator which is a good step. It means his lungs are stronger.

Please Pray:
That Liam would fight off this infection.

That Liams PDA would close!

That Liam would be able to tolerate getting off the jet vent soon.

That Liams brain would not get more cysts!

The fluid levels had not increased at this scan.

Liams lungs are growing stronger.

He was more active today than I have seen him and he seemed much healthier than he was this past weekend so some of those antibiotics were working already. He even kept opening his eyes! ;-)


Anonymous said...

Yeah! Great news that no more fluid was seen!!!

Anonymous said...

Psalm 105:3,4 ~ "Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always."

Praise the LORD God Almighty! This update about Liam is such wonderful news. These are a gift from Father God. You are busy at work on Liam McIntosh, LORD. We thank you for your faithfulness! We continue to pray for Liam's PDA to close shut, for no more cysts to be found on his brain. Also, we lift up his lungs and pray that you will sustain and strengthen them. Grow him, LORD. He is yours.
In Jesus' name. AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord...God answers prayers!

Jill said...

that is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog about Liam faithfully. I am from the Twins magazine message board. I am also a Christian. I pray for Liam everyday and see that God is answering prayers. I feel for your family with all you have been through. God will not give us more than we can handle but He sure does test us sometimes doesn't he. I am praying for a Christmas miracle for little Liam and your family. May God bless you all.
With love and prayers, Iris