Sam’s medical status: Sam received two new chest tubes yesterday to help drain fluid from his chest. He’s going to have a bronchoscopy performed today which should allow the doctors to remove any mucous that can’t be drained with the chest tubes.
The doctors will remove the wound vacuums from the two areas on Sam’s leg that received the skin graph. The wound vacuum is used for wound drainage to speed up healing and keep the wound from getting infected.
Sam will be getting a CT scan today to check an abscess in his gut which was caused by shrapnel and another one caused by an incision when his spleen was removed. The CT scan will allow the doctors to get better examine the size of each abscess.
Erin said Sam continues to have leg movement (twitching mostly) and he was moving his right arm a bit today. She said he was moving his foot in response to her tickling it…he didn’t seem to appreciate the tickling!
I receive many wonderful bible verses in the comments section of this web blog. I’d like to occasionally share them with you. I know I could just type them out, but sometimes, they have a greater impact when done in the above form (via a beautiful picture background). I feel it has a similar impact as singing a song based on a psalm or other bible verses. So—enjoy the view and bible verses as we continue to pray for a miracle for Sam.