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8/4 update on Parker. Not good news. I’m devastated.

Mom’s update:
We had hoped last night that things may be improving because his foot was starting to warm up and Dr Zeri was pleased with the color change that was happening. But scared to get too excited because this has been the biggest roller coaster of our life…one minute things are improving and the next minute we are hit in the face with bad news.

He had unmanageable pain in his calf last night. Jeff stayed with him and he said it was awful. Dr Yamaguchi saw him this morning and said his calf muscle is dying. It’s not getting the blood flow it needs, despite all their efforts. He told Parker that at this point, they really need to do an amputation, hopefully below the knee. He said if we keep playing the wait and see game, he is risking getting very sick. Dr Zeri just came in and agreed. His plan is to do a mid calf amputation but can’t guarantee exactly because he needs to see what muscles are salvageable.

This is hard. I’m not going to lie, this is REALLY hard. Parker is trying to process it and we are trying to process it. I begged God to provide a miracle but we have to trust his plan. God knew what his story would be before P took his first breath. He gave us a miracle on July 23 by saving P’s life and for that alone, I am forever grateful praising him.

We need prayers. We need so many prayers, now and in the days to come. We pray that he has a safe surgery. We pray that there is enough tissue to keep it mid calf. We pray that the infection stays away. We pray for the next days ahead. He will need more surgeries in the upcoming days because they are leaving the stump open to watch the tissue. We pray for pain control. We pray for P’s heartbreak and his state of mind. This is just incredibly hard.

Posted: 08/04/2022 at 09:38AM


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8/4 update on Parker. Not good news. I’m devastated. -- BlueSabre 08/04/2022 09:38AM
  Praying -- piratenav 08/04/2022 7:06PM
  Devastating. ** -- BlueSabre 08/04/2022 1:46PM
  Praying. :( ** -- DINK Realty 08/04/2022 12:16PM
  Praying without ceasing. ** -- WSBUC 08/04/2022 10:55AM
  Absolutely heartbreaking. Brought me to tears. ** -- Jack75 08/04/2022 10:52AM
  Me too. ** -- BlueSabre 08/04/2022 11:05AM
  Prayers 🙏🙏🙏 ** -- Pirate Next Door 08/04/2022 10:46AM
  Devastating. ** -- Kyle1 08/04/2022 10:19AM
  Yes, for sure!! ** -- DINK Realty 08/04/2022 12:17PM

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