Brandon was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after finding that he had fluid around his lungs making it hard for him to breathe. His EKG was also slightly abnormal.
Of course this all happened on a weekend, so Brandon has spent the past 2 days being 'made comfortable' as best as possible, awaiting the procedure to get the fluid drained. This, of course, was frustrating to us all - as frequent morphine and a slew of other meds is hardly a comparable solution to just draining the fluids. But we are thankful that he is being closely monitored and that he will be getting the procedure sometime this morning hopefully.
The doctors think it may have been caused by some sort of infection since he seems to be responding well to some heavy antibiotics. They will be testing the fluid to see the source, so please pray with us for a best case scenario with the results. Some of the possible causes are the chemo, infection, heart or the cancer itself. Please pray it is not the cancer causing this.
He is also getting an echocardiogram to make sure all that has gone on this week has not caused any heart damage.
At the earliest Brandon may be released tomorrow (Tuesday), as long as he recovers well after the draining and the tests come back favorable.
-For the best case scenario with his testing today; both the fluids and the echocardiogram
-for a quick recovery and release from the hospital so he can get home and be with us. He misses Aria so much.
-for wisdom for the doctors
-For us all to find peace in The Lord's Will and His plan. We don't understand and at times we are angry and feel hopeless. Pray that God strengthens us in those moments and that we are reminded of His faithfulness.