Hi everyone just a quick update on Jo's situation. This morning Jo's heart rate slowed more than we would like to see. Throughout his time here Jo's heart rate has consistently run in the low 50's or high 40's when resting. In blood pressure terms, he typically runs 90-100/ 50-60. These are Jo's "normal" stats and consistent with a strong heart and an athlete at rest. When Jo is sleeping he really gets a low heart rate, mid-40's is not totally uncommon. In general we would like to see numbers in the 50's but we have seen it all in our time here.
After dropping the kids at school we talked to the nurse who indicated Jo was in the low 40's. She was with him yesterday and knew it wasn't "normal", so she contacted the Dr to review the situation. Jo does not appear to be in distress, but he seems lethargic to mom and dad. Every other vital sign is good, the EKG showed no heart issues, he has had a chest and stomach xray (nothing noted). He had a ct scan yesterday (no issues), eyes are responding not enlarged, he has a normal temp, and is oxygenating well. He seems a little pale to mom and I but nothing alarming. They are running labs, and cultures of everything just to be sure we aren't missing anything . If Jo's heart rate was at 50, everything else would be "normal" and we would probably being in the surgery waiting room right now. Just 10 points make a huge difference.
Please send out your prayers and positive thoughts for Jo's heart rate to improve. Everyone is doing their best to ensure nothing is wrong . The nuerosurgeon was fine with performing the surgery today or delaying, we chose to delay and let Jo rest and restore back to normal. We will keep everyone posted!
Jojobinks stay strong and we will let you rest today. We know that when you rest you heal, and right now you are healing so deeply and peacefully it can be scary to us. We will put our hope in God and our strong baby boy. This is just a minor setback, and yet another sign to go at your pace, not faster. Mommy and daddy are here, we love you to the moon and back sweet angel, you've got this.