Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Joey Update

Joey is stabilizing for now and the Trammas are very grateful for everyone's prayers. Around 6:15 pm tonight his BP dropped dangerously low and his less essential organs had begun to shut down. The hospital staff tried everything to get it up and they were about to use the heart/lung machine to relieve the stress on his heart when he began to improve. Pat says that the situation is stable "but still dire." The use of the heart/lung machine carries some risks and likely complications so it is good that they didn't have to use it today. Apparently patients that have to use this particular machine have a 50/50 survival rate. Pat said that the best case scenario from here would be a gradual increase in Joey's capacity to breath easily and pump enough blood through his body on his own. There are many risks and dangers along the way, and so they ask that you keep up your prayers.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us. St. Joseph, pray for us. St. Thomas, pray for us.

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