I just spoke with Dr. Aldada, one of the physician's watching over our little Asher. He said that they are looking to do the surgery in a few days, possibly Friday or even next Monday because they need Asher's little body to loose some of the fluid he is retaining before they can do the surgery. His little torso is very swollen with extra swelling and edema around his organs. The doctor said that swelling like this is expected after the surgery, but if he looks this swollen before, then there could be too many complications if he were to collect even more fluid. The edema also makes it very difficult for the tissue to heal again post surgery. So, they are giving him some powerful diuretics to force his little kidney's to pass more urine in an attempt to syphon off some of the extra fluid.
Pray that the extra fluid in his body will quickly filter back in through his blood and be passed out of his body. Pray that his kidneys will continue to heal and get stronger even with this extra burden.
Asher is also receiving blood transfusions to keep his blood platelet count up. He is A+ if anyone wants to donate blood for the surgery. I believe there is a 3 day turnover time for donated blood to reach the recipient so it would have to be donated soon. You can contact us if you would like more information on where you can go to donate in his name.
Pray that the blood he is receiving and has already received is clean and free of any sickness that could affect him later. Continue to pray for the continual healing of his Heart, Liver, GI track and Kidney's. Pray for wisdom and Divine incite for the nurses, doctors and surgeons...so that they can determine the right time to operate.
It touches my heart knowing that so many people are praying for my little baby boy. He has a destiny and we are fighting with every weapon in our arsenal to see that destiny fulfilled!! Thank you for joining the ranks of prayer for this little warrior.