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  • Written Dec 21, 2009 2:04pm

    Brad is having a camera, thru a tube, inserted into his stomach to see if they can figure out what is going on.  The doctor just came in as i write this and said that they will be intubating him again and in about 1/2 hour or so they will go back in.  Because they cannot roll him on his side it makes it harder for them to check everything out with the clots inside.  Possibly an ulcer may be causing this????

    Please pray for him, I told the doctor that he will not be a happy camper being intubated again.


  • Written Dec 21, 2009 9:38am

    They are settling Brad back into ICU right now.  The doctors are telling me that they think it is more a GI bleed, based on lab work, etc.  He will be getting blood again.

    Just want to let everyone know we know God is with us and your prayers are so helpful.  Everyone has to understand that Brad is not up to visitors yet, I have brought him get well cards and I printed off the Guestbook entries from this sight and he has not felt good enough to look at them.  When he is feeling better, we will keep up dated. 

    He slept good from about 10:30 last night to 12:30 this morning, they they were coming in to help him move and clean him up.  Around 5am his breathing was rapid, I tried to calm him but he said that he just could not get it under control, they gave him anxiety medicine and that did not slow down his breathing and he became pale.  When the first team of doctors came him they said that they had concerns for a blood clot and would be doing blood work and a CT to check his lungs.  Once they checked him over they are feeling very confident that is a GI bleed. 

    Things change so quickly from day to day that we just need your prayers and understanding.

  • Written Dec 21, 2009 8:36am

    Brad is going to be moved back into intensive care this morning.  He is breathing more rapidly and his heart rate is up. They want to be sure tehre are no blood clots in his lungs.  He will be having a CT done and lots of labs. Please keep Brad in your prayers.

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Hennepin County Medical Center
701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1829
United States