Friday, April 22, 2016

Cap is Literally on Ice

Jonah had a really rough night. His cranial pressure shot up to 23 from 10, where it was early yesterday (the average cranial pressure for healthy people is 0-8). His fever increased from 99 degrees to 102. They have covered him in ice packs and put a fan on him to try to cool him down. The fever is causing him to shake, so they are going to medically paralyze him for the time being to prevent him from hurting himself. The bile drain caused an ulcer in his stomach, so they are going to have to put in a feeding tube that leads directly to his stomach through his belly. The tubes that help him breath were building up gunk in his lungs, so they are going to perform a tracheotomy to combat further infection. 

The doctors did say that he would experience ups and downs as part of his recovery, so this is to be expected. We still aren't allowed to go back and see him right now, but the family really appreciates people coming by the ICU waiting room and offering their love and support that way. It has been incredible to see all of the people come through the last few days. There is a continuous flow of people in the ICU waiting room who love Jonah, and this helps bring everyone's spirit up. I know that the everyone's prayers have been heard and have helped Jonah and his family so much. Everyone's hope, whether or not they are religious, has helped Jonah - and he has felt your love. Please continue to hope and pray for him. We have seen miracles, and there definitely will be more to come!

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for your post. I was nervous when I kept looking and didn't see anything.
    Our thoughts and prayers are continuing to be with you Jonah and your family. Please wake up Jonah. You are missed by so many people who love and care about you!

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  2. My daughter is on the Dixie State volleyball team and told us about Jonah. We are praying for him, his recovery and all of you. May you find love and comfort in your heart as you go through this challenge in your life.

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  3. My daughter is on the Dixie State volleyball team and told us about Jonah. We are praying for him, his recovery and all of you. May you find love and comfort in your heart as you go through this challenge in your life.

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  4. I just heard of what happened with Jonah, and it breaks my heart. I went to high school with him, and we were in the same ward for a while. He gave a very good talk at my missionary farewell and then he served his mission in my home state of south Carolina. I have been impressed with his example and his love for Christ and his fellow man. He is strong, and I know he will recover. I am sending all of my prayers to your family.

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