Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2-8-12 update for Carson

I am not bringing good news today. In the last month and few weeks especially, Carson has been showing rapid digression of the disease process. Warning, tough words and thoughts to follow.

His brain damage is effecting his brain stem, the control center of your body. We are seeing this through the shutting down of bodily functions. His heart rate has been very low, with times of irregular beats. He has had decreased urine output and bowel movements. With this slowing down, naturally his body is unable to handle much fluid intake. Carson has been requiring more oxygen because he is breathing shallow and has had diminished lung sounds. There have been two days in the last week that we were very worried and could hear God calling our son, however Carson was not ready. We are treating Carson to be comfortable during these times. Please keep Carson in your prayers and that he may have a peaceful and quick journey home to God.

Blessings- Sarah and Jeff


Kimberly said...

Dear Sarah, Jeff, Carson and family,
I check the blog every week to read the updates on Carson. I will be sending positive thoughts and hugs your way. Please pass a big hug to Carson as well from Miss Kim!
Love to all!

Cobalt said...

Dear Jeff and Sarah,
Please know there are so many hugs and loving prayers coming your way.
Peace be with you and yours,
Vickie Rondeau

The J9 said...

Sarah & Jeff,

Thinking of you often during this difficult time. I pray for comfort and peace for Carson and both of you. Big hugs to you all!

Miss Jeannine

Equipment for ITSJC Kids said...

Sarah & Jeff,
I'm thinking of you all and sending wishes for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Big hugs to Carson and you both. Much love,
Nikki Wiedower

greg johnson said...

Sarah and Jeff- God Bless you both as you mourn for your loss. I will send additional prayers for continued and renewed strength for you and your family. God Bless-

Greg Johnson

Tracy Brody said...

It is so difficult, to say the least, to watch your child struggle, especially for their life. I can't even comprehend the amount of peace, comfort, and grace that the Lord has given you over the last 4+ years through all the trials. Carson, along with his wonderful parents, have touched and changed so many lives. I know God will continue to bless you and others with the life Carson was given. I can't imagine how much you are hurting with your loss. How comforting it is to know that he is healed now!

DW, Tracy, Bly and Willow

hfamily899009 said...

I just read this and cried and cried. Thanks for being such an inspiration to all of us other menkes families.. I know you guys are still grieving as well.. I talk comfort in knowing my sweet Matthew is with your sweet Carson, playing in Heaven!!