Monday, May 17, 2010

Extremes

Chrissie has gone from being acidotic (too much acid on the pH scale) to being alkolotic (EDIT...I originally posted "alkalinic", which is not the proper term...too much alkalinity in the blood is referred to as being alkolotic). Wow! Those are total opposite extremes, and Chrissie has not been alkolotic ever!!! (We don't want her to be at either extreme. We want a perfect pH balance!) They will adjust the oscillator settings (turn them down) to reduce the factors that cause too much alkalinity in the blood, so maybe Chrissie is heading in the right direction! Our God is mighty to save, and he's definitely answered your prayers!!! Now just pray for a perfect pH balance, open lungs, no clots or clogs in the breathing tube, and for the clot in the pulmonary artery to miraculously dissolve!!! God is definitely honoring your petitions on the Mighty to Save Monday of fasting and prayer for Miss Chrissie! Wow! I am in awe. To God be all the glory. He is mighty to save. Keep praying...

Another Edit:  I want to document that Chrissie's Co2 came back at a level of 25!  That's the lowest it's ever been, which is part of the factoring in her being classified as alkolotic.  The lowest I think Chrissie's Co2 has ever been is 47!!!  Oh my goodness, this princess likes to keep everyone guessing! :-)


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8 comments:

Lara said...

Lorraine,
I was away from my computer all day today - I am out of town for work. But, while out in the middle of nowhere, I had some down time and I prayed for Chrissie on and off all day. What a mighty and incredible testimony to God's greatness that even though I had no idea what was going on, I was still led to pray for her. Bless you, Chrissie and all your family. I will continue to pray!

Lara

Shannon said...

I'm still praying!!!!!!! Thanks for the update!
Shannon

Jodi said...

Praying for sweet Chrissie!

Lori said...

Continuing to pray for sweet Chrissie! Praising God for His healing hand upon her! Thanks for keeping us updated, Lorraine and I hope you are managing to get some rest now and then! Also praising God for the awesome medical team at that hospital. If I were ever very ill, I pray I'd have a team just like that! Hugs and prayers (and no more scares, ok? lol), Lori

Brandee said...

Praying for Chrissie... Been thinking about her a lot today.

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

PRAYING! No more extremes Chrissie- we need you to stop everyone guessing. So thankful for so many prayers- uniting the Body of Christ! We are ALL behind you Chrissie!

Chelsea said...

Are these the results from her recent blood test you were referring to earlier? Do they think they may have figured out what was causing all the new activity? Hoping and praying for your sweet baby girl!!

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bringinganahome said...

Just prayed for you the whole Patterson clan before I head to bed. As a cancer survivor, I've learned that alkali is GOOD! Most of the bacteria and viruses that attack the human body cannot survive or multiply in an alkali state. This could be God's way of overcoming the sepsis. I blogged on Isaiah 40 yesterday and I wanted to share it with you as a reminder that God is going to continue to give you the strength you need to get through your days.
Isaiah 40:27-30

Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
or, whine, Israel, saying,
“God has lost track of me.
He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those WHO ARE WEARY,
gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength…”
I know that you know, Lorraine, but I also know that as a human being, you get tired. God is still there with you! He is never taking a break and He will continue to give you every bit of strength that you will need to be all that you can for Chrissie and the rest of the Patterson family.
Thinking of you...

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