Saturday, July 30, 2011

Surgery complete

Kanyon just got put of the surgery to place the catheter for dialysis. A couple of things changed just before the surgery. They decided that because of kanyons shunt, the catheter in his vein by his neck is the safest. The one in his abdomen would b near the end of his shunt's drainage tube so the risk of infection is higher. We aren't interested in compromising his shunt so the hemo dialysis through the neck was the best option.

He is back in the ICU room and they will do the first dialysis treatment within the next 3 hrs. Please pray that this goes smoothly. While it's routine for the people here and a common procedure for them, it is still serious and involves a lot of his organs and functions. It is quite a balancing act especially these first few treatments. It will be a short, 90 min treatment and he will work his way up to 3 hr treatments. I'm new to the nephrology world so we are learning as we go here. From what I understand, our main goal is to get rid of the built up fluids that he has acquired the last 2 days. We need thus to be successful so that fluid doesn't build up in his lungs and cause pneumonia. The dialysis team is here in the room getting set up so we should be able to start within the next 1-1 1/2 hrs. Because of the change in location for the port they did not place a central line.
Pray that he tolerates this well and that his pain is under control. There is a lot going on here so we can't possibly explain how much your comments, calls, emails, texts, and faithful prayers mean to us. We know GOD has the power to heal and we are begging him for just that. We, again, are amazed thankful for modern medicine! We know all these good things are blessings from GOD. Thank you for doing what you do so well in supporting us praying for us and going above and beyond to love us.

On another note our attending ICU Dr walked in and he's a friend from ACU!! Saying prayers with you Dr is a good feeling.

On ANOTHER NOTE I'm doing this from my phone so I am choosing not to worry about spelling and punctuation! Kinda like when I misspelled dialysis throughout my whole post earlier today.

Hopefully I can keep the blog going. Again, thank you.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jaymie- It's Kyle Kimbrell. Long time! I just saw a link on Rachel's FB about Kanyon. It's been so long I didn't even know if that was your little guy or not, but I thought I should look cause I'd feel terrible if I missed a chance to pray for he and the rest of ya'll. I pray everything continues to move along "better" than expected, and you guys get to go home soon. So bummed you guys are having to deal with this. God Bless. Kyle

Kay Lynn Sumner said...

We are parting earnestly for Kanyon and all we care for him!!! Also for you Jaymie and Cory!!!! We love the Phillips Gang!!! Hang in there.... God is good and He is so powerful!!! Blessings to y'all!!!! Hope it's a good night and y'all can rest!!!
Love and Hugs!!
Kay Lynn and Yancey

Ashley said...

Just catching up with what is going on with your sweet Kanyon. Praying for you guys!

Karl, Andrea, Kaden and Leland said...

Prayers. Prayers. Prayers. Sister. Love y'all. Heal Kanyon. Heal.

JeremyNSunny said...

Jayme, Kory, I'm so sorry to hear about this trial.... Poor, sweet Kanyon.... Uggh, for all of you. May God work mightily through you and Kanyon's doctors. Our prayers and love are with you. Thank you for updating; I know it's a chore, but we appreciate it! {{Hugs}} & love from Iowa! Sunny Folding (Sydni's sister)

Bonnie said...

This is Bonnie (Liles) Butler from ACU (EOX) and I have seen your blog from time to time throughout the years watching God work His plan in your family. Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I work in dialysis as a dietitian and wanted to let you know that those nephrologists are AMAZING doctors! While I work in Houston and with adults, I can assure you all the dialysis nurses and specialists are professionals who know what they're doing! If you're not sure about terminology or need some reassurance, you can email me with any questions!

TexasNeals said...

just want y'all to know we are praying....

Anonymous said...

my parents called tonight to tell us about Kanyon... we are lifting up your family in prayer.

we are praying deliverance for Kanyon tonight through Proverbs 3:3-8. May it be so.
3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.

5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.

7 Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.

8 From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.

Lifting you up,
holly and mike fuller
(gary and sharon sanders' daughter)

Life as a Spencer! said...

Hey girl- Hang in there and keep being the inspiring momma you do so well! We are up here in McKinney and can do ANYTHING you need. PLEASE feel free to call...we can run errands, grab food, anything!
-Crystal Spencer

Marianne said...

Continuous prayers. Love you all!

Kelli said...

Praying for all of you. Thanks for updating, please let us know anything we can do. Hang in there, girl!

Jodi said...

LOVE Y'ALL. The end. :)