Friday, April 30, 2010

Samuel Kenneth Finzer Update 70

My 16 month old beautiful baby boy, Samuel had his right lung collapse yesterday. He is currently in the NICU. He just had a CT-Scan which revealed that the hole in his diagram has reopened and his intestine is moving up into the lung cavity. Please pray for our family as we go through what will probably be another long stay for Samuel at Children’s Hospital. As you can imagine, Leyla and I are pretty broken up about it. Samuel was doing so well and now this is quite a set back. It is so severe that Samuel will be having a surgery today to put the intestine back down and sew up the hole.

Please pray.

Also pray for my four year old, Jasmine. She has intestinal flu. I am taking care of her while Leyla is right by Samuel’s side.

God is faithful. He is going to bring us through this trial too.

Samuel Kenneth Finzer Update 69

Here we go again. From my wife:

I took Samuel to Children's ER yesterday afternoon because he was breathing so heavy and very labored.

The Drs thought that he had a severe asthma attack. They also speculated that he had a virus (i.e. RSV). However, after reviewing the results of the CT scan, the Drs found out that Samuel has a pneumothorax in his right lung ... again! They discontinued the breathing treatments and meds to treat asthma. Right now I am typing this message while the surgeons are in the process of inserting a chest tube to release the pressure in the area. Last time, Samuel had a 5 day stay. I am expecting about the same amount of days this time around.

Pray for Samuel for a speedy recovery. My poor baby has gone through so much ... yet, spontaneous pneumothorax can occur any time, especially in the same area of previous ones. I am hoping and praying that this is the last one.

I request no visitors until Samuel is transferred out of PICU to a regular room.

Keep us in your prayers.