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Posted 2015-08-08T19:06:01Z

August 8th, 2015 - Additional Complications

We received an early AM report that Perry had another seizure overnight and it was different from the last type of seizure. He is also showing signs of a systemic yeast infection, which is now priority number 1. Misty, Ryan and Nick were able to see him earlier in the AM, but because of the infection there was a need to change all of the IV lines and remove the foley catheter to try to help with fighting infection. All else needed to wait a few hours before being able to see him for a few minutes while they were done with some of the new lines. They are now trying to finish with the rest so we are waiting again.

The infection team ordered another CT scan to see if they can learn more about the site of infection for a plan of attack, but since Perry's immune system is weakened this can be a difficult thing to combat. Since his organs seem to be doing well, the plan is to lower the anti-rejection medication and give him an anti-fungal medication to help control the infection for now.

In the short time that we were able to be with Perry between switching his lines, his eyes were half opened with his eyelids and tongue twitching in a different manner than seen before. He is still under sedation so we are uncertain of his level of responsiveness to stimulation, but his eyes were not tracking anything just more of a blank stare for now. Misty was able to read up on some of the neurology notes at the nurse's station and it said the Perry is showing signs and symptoms of anoxic brain injury as part of the complications from his cardiac arrest.

He still needs more time to fight, so please pray for control of and overcoming systemic yeast infection, brain recovery to previous full function pre-transplant, as well as internal peace/comfort for Perry, his family and friends.

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Comments (4)

  • Dennis G. Barker
    Dennis G. Barker

    What Faith, what a fighter, what a man, what a husband, what a father, What a gentleman, what a son-in-law, Totally AWESOME by all measurements!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Diane Kissinger
    Diane Kissinger

    We will certainly continue to pray for all involved with Perry's care & treatment. It goes without saying that all of you are in our prayers as well.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Lee Ann armao
    Lee Ann armao

    Praying for a full recovery.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Darlene
    Darlene

    Misty tis is for your dad,he gave me the Cross that he makes them.It was with me Harveys whole stay ,then Kari has it now right by Noahs picture.Thank you for all your Prayers that day in the or,never forget that special moment.Praying for Perry daily..The Strausbaugh Family

    4 years ago · Reply