(This update was sent out to Team Steven members on Facebook late afternoon on Sunday.) Hello all of you awesome Team Steven Members!!! I know several of you have been checking his page and may be aware of what’s going on, but in case you haven’t, we need LOTS of great thoughts and prayers for our warrior, so keep ’em coming!
This morning Steven had to be revived around 7:45 a.m. He was moved this afternoon from the Children’s Hospial side to the Main Adult Hospital side ICU to begin to work the new treatment plan. He was put on a respirator to get rid of the carbon monoxide, and may be able to come off of the respirator within 24 hours. It will breathe for him and will keep the toxins from building up in his lungs and blood.
They have started him on the new dialysis – SLED dialysis, which is similar to the way the kidney functions normally because it is slow. The doctors think this will slowly pull the toxins off his tummy and allow his body to possibly have normal breathing functions return.
The next 2 days will be difficult and critical, but the doctors on the main hospital side have a Can Do attitude, and they don’t think what they’re dealing with now is terminal. They think it is chronic, and if we can get Steven through the next 2 days they think it can be overcome. There is definitely more hope, and we all know how Steven has already defied to many odds … please keep sending that good mojo his way, and continue with those wonderful thoughts, prayers and healing energy!!!
They think he might come out of the drug-induced sleep this afternoon and become concious again. As far as the cancer goes, the levels are not a concern and are the least of their worries. Right now the liver, kidney, lung and fluid issues are the chief concern, and this team of doctors is used to dealing with every issue he has. Let’s give up some gratitude for all of the amazing caregivers Steven has had along his journey. May these new doctors continue to lead Steven down the pathway toward recovery.
As always, thank you for all of the love, good wishes and prayers you have been sending to Steven and the family.