Share. Connect. Love.

Posted 2016-01-21T04:48:00Z

January 20, 2016

Perry had another bronchoscopy at 4 PM EST today. He came back to his room in J-51 after the procedure around 5:15 PM EST and was having a visible presence of bloody secretions and clots while suctioning his trach which continued for awhile. His blood oxygen saturation levels had decreased as low as 78% during this time, so an emergency medical team was called in to monitor and be available in case of emergency while trying to schedule another bronchoscopy for the doctors to take another look to see what may be causing the issues. While waiting for the next bronchoscopy to be scheduled, Perry's vitals had regulated for a bit until another clot had loosened. He was awake during this time and noticeably scared with all the recent occurrences and commotion. At 9:30 PM Misty and a slew of staff had moved Perry to G62 Bed 2 in the MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit) for closer monitoring. Around 10-10:15 PM, Perry was exhibiting more labored breathing, the Respiratory Therapists had increased his vent settings to increase his oxygen saturation levels to 100%, and he was given pain medication in preparation for the bronchoscopy which began at 10:50 PM.

The second bronchoscopy revealed a slow leak from the new heart/lung anastomoses site (where his own anatomy connects to the donor's heart/lungs). We are waiting to hear more from other doctors after they have a chance to review the pictures taken of the site. Perry is resting comfortably now and they are holding off on suctioning for awhile to not aggravate the area. His vitals have remained stable.

We will let you know more as more information becomes available and thank you all for your continued support & prayers!!! 

Stay in the know. Sign up to receive email notifications the moment new Journal entries are posted

Comments (5)

  • Joni DeBusk
    Joni DeBusk

    Praying fervently for Perry, Misty, the entire family and all the doctors, nurses, technicians and staff that are taking care of Perry. None of Perry's prayers warriors will stop praying. He remains under a blanket of prayer. E-Hugs Love, Joni & Ken

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Darlene
    Darlene

    Thank you for up dating and Perry is in our daily Prayers.God is surly with you Perry.Looking forward to talking with you and Familt.God Bless The Rhodes and Strausbaughs

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Joni DeBusk
    Joni DeBusk

    Today's Daily Devotional is a good one (well they all are but this spoke to me about you): Thursday, January 21, 2016 God's Thoughts toward Us "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you," says the Lord, "thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." —Jeremiah 29:11 Sometimes people will ask me to sign their Bibles. And sometimes they will ask me to include my favorite verse. That can be difficult, because I have a lot of favorites. What I choose to write down typically depends on what I'm experiencing at the time. If I'm going through a stressful situation, I might write down Philippians 4:6–7, which says, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Or, maybe I've been concerned about some current events in our world, and Jesus' words in John 14:1–2 will come to mind: "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." But if I had to choose a favorite, it would be Jeremiah 29:11: " 'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,' says the Lord, 'thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.' " Why do I like that verse? Because that verse says God is in control of my life. That verse says God thinks about me. If it said, " 'I know the single thought I once had for you, for a millisecond,' " I would be happy with that. But it says, " 'I know the thoughts that I think toward you. . . .' " It isn't just a single thought; it's many thoughts—and they are constant. They are thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give us a future and a hope.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Mary Brewton
    Mary Brewton

    Always in my prayers!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Brenda Witt
    Brenda Witt

    Will continue to pray for Perry & the family.

    3 years ago · Reply