Monday, September 26, 2005

Heart deteriorating, should we do CPR if it fails?

Denise's cardiac status is deteriorating. The doctor called to say that if her heart arrests, it may not benefit her to try CPR, as the heart is so weak it may not be able to get enough oxygen to the vital organs, brain included. This is the same conversation we had last Sunday. He didn't know that we should get her out of the Morphine haze (no Ativan drip, that was a mistake in my last post) in order to ask her what her preference is. She's not a good candidate for any type of surgery that may be needed. But she probably can't handle another hit like she had a little over a week ago, cardiac status being what it is. In the mean time, they're trying to do everything they can, and being aggressive about it. But if the heart stops, we have to decide whether or not to try CPR. They might try using a drug called Dobutimine, but I haven't had time to figure it out. I just wanted to get this simple post out to you. I'm sick and do is Jacob, so I took the day off work. This is turning out to be one very stressful morning.
Pray that the heart doesn't stop, and that Denise can heal.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Phil,
Please know that we are praying, I will be fasting for Denise this morning till Dinner time. It is so hard to know what to say, God will give you the wisdom to know what to do, I know that this is a decision that you did not want to have to make and I am so sorry.

"When you call the Lord WILL ANSWER, when you Cry He shall say "HERE I AM". Isa 58:9

Let him be your peace right now. Hold on to him he will see you both through this. He promised to never leave you nor forsake you!

We love you and we are here!
Love, Renee and the boys

September 26, 2005 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Phil,
I am praying from the very depths of my heart.
Love - Rose

September 26, 2005 11:57 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

{{{hugs}}} to all. I get these updates via email, so I think i've only posted one comment on here, ever...but I have been following along and praying.

I'm so sorry y'all are having to go through this... will continue to be praying.

{{{hugs}}} to all.

September 26, 2005 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil,
We are all praying for you and are trusting that our Lord is holding Denise and her fragile heart in the palm of his hand. All of us at PCS are here for you and will continue to be. Give Denise our love and be gentle with you, God is in control. Love Di Evans and all of us at PCS.

September 26, 2005 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil,
Please trust in God to heal Denise and to help you cope with this trial. I will continue to pray for your family. I pray that this weakness in Denise's heart is a temporary setback and that it will get stronger soon. Please take care of yourself and your kids.
God bless you & your family,
Lisa

September 26, 2005 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Phil,
Our dinner starts out every evening with a prayer for Denise, You, and the kids. Phil, pray as much as you can. Along with all the rest of us, pray that it's God's will to heal Denise. Be strong and please know that we're all here for you and the kids. God Bless You

September 26, 2005 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Phil,

My wife and I have and will continue to pray for Denise, you and your family. I will let those praying in New Mexico and Arkansas the recent details and we'll all be in prayer. We love you all.

September 26, 2005 4:59 PM  
Anonymous George Eastis said...

Hi Phil, When we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you do not go alone. The Lord is with you and Denise each and every step of the way. After we put our trust in Jesus all we can do is Rest in Him . Love you buddy. George

September 26, 2005 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Phil, When we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you do not go alone. The Lord is with you and Denise each and every step of the way. After we put our trust in Jesus all we can do is Rest in Him . Love you buddy. George

September 26, 2005 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying continually

September 26, 2005 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello mr williams,
My family and I are praying for your wife and famliy everyday. Stay strong and know that the Lord is with you always and will never leave your side. We pray that the Lord will give you strength during this tough time. We are all praying in our classes at PCS. May God be with you!
Love Lauryn ELffers and family

September 26, 2005 9:14 PM  

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