Monday, March 23, 2009

Pray for Stellan! (No Not Me! Monday today.)

Pray for Stellan today. He is the baby of MckMama (Jennifer) who had a racing heart in her womb and he survived miraculously without a trace of a problem. They brought him to the hospital last night for some breathing treatments and the nebulizer threw his heart back into Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (a very racing heart). They are struggling to slow his heart (it is around 300 beats per minute right now, which is extremely dangerous) and are currently trying to use medicine to stop his heart in hopes that it will start back again in a normal rhythm. You can find more details on MckMama's post here:
Stellan is in the hospital with SVT

Using Adenosine to stop Stellan's heart (in hope that it will restart itself normally) is not working. They have him on beta blockers right now and are hopeful those will help, but are going to have to put him on a ventilator soon if things do not calm down.
9:40 am update

Stellan has been in and out of a normal sinus rhythm since yesterday afternoon and the doctors are having a rough time getting an IV in. Right now we are praying for the IV (they need a spot that will not occlude too quickly) and for Stellan's heart to be in a normal rhythm for 12 hours.
"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." II Corinthians 4:17

I would just like to say that Jennifer is doing much better than I would be, considering the circumstances. Praise God for His presence that is calming her and allowing her to get through this without going insane. The latest updates are on Twitter. You can follow MckMama here. But her amazing post this morning is:
To Him be the Glory

1 comment:

Mochamama said...

I'm praying for Stellan and their whole family....

Thank you for your kind note also. I'm counting down the hours until I leave and looking forward to it. I'll drop you a note when I get back. Praying for you also!