Friday, April 18, 2008

Soldier still in retreat mode

Shivam's condition worsened over the last 24 hours. His belly pain has increased and his fever is now almost constant at 103. Tylenol brings it down for an hour and it goes up again after that.

This was quite concerning for the doctors and Shivam was taken into surgery (he is currently there). He was given another round of platelets around 2 AM in the morning for this surgery. This surgery is to remove a sample of the fluid from the belly and test it to find out what it is.

The nerve wracking wait begins...


Anonymous said...

Shivam is going to be completely Ok Nikhil-Urmila.
God has to and WILL listen to the prayers.
Bhagwan ke ghar der hai andher nahi.
All our prayers to the Almighty to give you 3 the strength to go through this.

Anonymous said...

The thoughts, prayers and positive energy will continue for you and Shivam. May you feel God's strength each step of the way. I know what it is like to have a child in surgery. Another challenge to face and overcome. All of our prayers are with you and your family.
The Lanphiers

Anonymous said...

Shivam is going to be ok Nikhil. I pray and hope for his overcome of this challenge.

Our heart is with him..


Anonymous said...

Cannot imagine how much more pain will lil Shivam have to endure, we all hope that things turn around for him for good. Good luck with the surgery!

Mette said...

My goodness, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I will pray for Shivam to hold on tight to life as his body struggles to beat these various illnesses and infections. I will pray for the doctors and nurses to discover the cause of his suffering and for them to find a good solution. I know how hard it is to see your child so sick and in so much pain. Hugs and prayers, Mette and Baby Zoe

sudeb said...

shivum would come out fine from surgery.....all the best and our prayers continue for his safe recovery.

Unknown said...

Pain is very personal. No one else can really understand it. My heart goes out to you shivam, urmila and nikhil. Be strong, like all good times do not last so as well the bad times will not last. Be positive and be strong which you guys are. My prayers are with shivam always.

Andrea said...

Hi Urmila,
I read these posts every day and am amazed by your strength and the strength of Nikhil. With every twist and turn of Shivam's condition you seem to have such grace and strength. I am rooting for all of you. You are in my thoughts morning, noon, and night, and I'm hoping for the very best for Shivam.

Today, I gave blood in Shivam's honor. I've never given blood before but I was happy to do it knowing that he, or someone like him, might receive the blood they need.

I'll keep reading these posts and thinking of you all!

Anonymous said...

Any update on the test results?

Anonymous said...

Nikhil, praying for Shivam's pain to go away. Awaiting the lab results. Love you. manjushree

Anonymous said...

Love you dear Shivam! How I wish we all could share atleast a bit of his pain. God bless you!