As we mentioned just above, Thatcher's phenobarb levels dropped again, they were at a 44, which the doctor was OK with initially, but just before he was to get put onto nasal cannula, Thatcher showed us that this level was not high enough to control his seizures. He seized pretty consistently for a couple of hours, which as odd as it may seem, we believe was orchestrated by God. Here was Whit's post on facebook:
As Whit walked back into the room, Thatcher was seizing and had just gone apnic, he had one of his blue spells. Because of this, we were able to speak to the doctor about postponing the nasal cannula transition. The rest of the afternoon Thatcher rested, the seizures are still present, and his maintenance dose has been increased, but Thatcher has been much more relaxed and at peace this afternoon and evening. Because the seizures are still present, we may have to get a loading dose tonight, but regardless the Dr. wants to try nasal cannula tomorrow. Honestly, we don't know what to think, or what to expect. They said they wanted to make sure that Thatcher had a good steady level in the 50's before they tried nasal cannula again, and we are sitting at 44 today, and don't expect it to get into the 50's before tomorrow, and we haven't had a steady level yet. With that said, we continue to pray that God would continue to orchestrate the events of each day so that it is only by His will that each day unfolds. It was obvious it wasn't supposed to happen today, so it didn't. So while we can't say with any certainty that Thatcher will be trying nasal cannula tomorrow, we can say in absolute truth that God is in control, and He will continue to be.
Our prayers have not changed. We are praying for the seizures to stop completely, and for Thatcher to have a strong open airway. We continue to pray for absolute and complete healing.
I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for Me?This is the God we serve, and we believe in. He is able to stop seizures that medicines can't control, and to generate brain tissue where doctors say it's non-existent. We will wait, faithfully, with hopeful anticipation to see how God continues to move. To Him be the glory.
- Jeremiah 32:27