Jul 12, 2011

More Conor

Today was a good day. We got to hold Conor for the first time, before he was transferred to the ICU department in Crumlin Children's Hospital. It really did feel amazing to finally have him in my arms.

He's had all his tests done, so tomorrow the hospital staff will get the preliminary results back and have a meeting to decide what needs to be done to make him better.

Since last night he's improved a little. He was taken off of an oscillator machine used to help stabilise his blood oxygen, and he's been doing well off it. His blood oxygen levels did go down from 90% to 86%, but they've also reduced the amount of pure oxygen being fed through the ventilator from 100% to 85%. I'm calling this a good thing.

My dad and I were allowed in to see him at Crumlin. We both provided Reiki together, which was a great feeling. I know he's still sick and has a way to go, but we love him and I believe he will pull through this. He keeps fighting. As soon as Jen held Conor, his blood oxygen shot up from 90% to 96%. I think someone knows who his mum is.







12 comments:

  1. Paul he is actually beautiful!!!!! Give Jen and Conor my love and wen u can a big kiss to Conor for me!!!! Praying for everyone

    From Vanessa xxx

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  2. Beautiful photos, Paul. He's a little fighter, God love him. Keeping everything crossed for you all that he continues to get better.

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  3. That's beautiful, Paul. He'll pull through, no worries! Everyone's best wishes are with you.

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  4. He looks beautiful! Sending you all much love & good wishes.....
    Marguerite & Jim

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  5. Paul, sending you all positive thoughts. He does look beautiful! You are surrounding him with love and that is a very powerful thing!!

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  6. He is just beautiful - sending thoughts and prayers your way, Paul.
    Karen

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  7. Thanks for the update and pictures. My thoughts are with you, Jen, and Conor everyday.

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  8. He's gorgeous Paul, he looks so like you both! Sending positive thoughts and prayers to Conor.

    Again, please remember you can call me if you need anything.

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  10. Guys, Paul has been in touch with me to say that he'd rather not receive any further messages for the time being as the family have had some potentially bad news. He will update when he can but I know he appreciates all of your prayers and positive thoughts for Conor's condition, please keep them up.

    - Ellen

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  11. We went through much the same thing. I like that your positive about when the O2 stats drop. Don't be a monitor watcher. :) My wife is still a little anxious because she doesn't know exactly what his O2 level is.

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  12. Hey Paul,

    There's no words I can think of for you but the tears are streaming for you.

    Hang tight and much tight hugs to you both.
    x

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