Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Today, Samuel was went through echocardiogram to check on his heart. They told us that the pressure inside the heart is almost normal now.The Digoxin ( medication for the heart failure ) will not be necessary two / three weeks later. They expect his 'BIG' heart would become normal in size again later on. 
Yesterday they did another bronchoscope and found that the airways are also getting better ! They tried to take out the BIPAP (a portable breathing machine ) and gave a try for Sam to breath on his own with oxigen support only.But after half an hour, sadly, they put him back on BIPAP due to him being breathless. 
They said they probably need to wait for months until Sam's airway muscles becoming stiff enough to keep the airways open so they may take him off the BIPAP. Our God is in control of everything. Surely, we pray and believe that Sam will be free of any machines sooner ! In fact, we believe that Sam already can breath on his own.
And here is another good news : Sam will be discharged end of this week ! Wow, what a good God we have !
Sam will need to come back to ward 46 - in front of PICU which is 46 A - every week for check up. 
( Due to medical concerns, Sam will see doctors in clinic only after he is free of BIPAP )
Sam make such a good progress recently that it also makes our hearts feel much better 


  1. Hi 'big' Samuel,

    You don't know me and I don't really know You, but I see You are BIG in many things,
    beside big heart and big lever,
    You also have a 'big heart' and
    'big and strong spirit',
    I remember, maybe like Samuel - the 'big' God guy in the Bible - You are someone special...

    God bless you and keep you in His watch..

  2. Sam, how r u.... ?Really want to see some update about you but there hasn't been any since 18 feb.... So, pls give yr mom a lot of positive things to write because when it happens, I bet yr mom will write those things as she doesn't want to keep the good news for herself.... Miss U. Get well soon....