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8/4/2017 Latest post:
On Tuesday Morning Alexander was taken to the hospital after results from a test came in showing something wrong with his liver. After an ultrasound at Overlake Emergency he was transported to UW hospital. Later that day it was determined that Alexander had a serious infection and a malfunctioning heart valve. Doctors came to the determination that Alexander needed heart surgery to replace the aortic valve. It was a tough call, as doctors wanted to wait for the infection to subside to do the surgery, however he could not wait for the surgery. Within the first minutes of the procedure to prep him for surgery Alaxander's heart stopped beating and required CPR to revive him, thankfully they were successful and immediately proceeded to surgery. After a gruling 3 hour wait Alexander was out of surgery, a miracle in itself. The doctors updated the Chaffey family letting them know, though he survived the surgery it is going to be an uphill climb. His heart is very sick and there is damage and scar tissue in pockets of his heart and it was determined that he suffered a massive heart attack the week before after a series of what they thought were "panic attacks." Yesterday seemed very grim as doctors could not tell the family what the outcome would be, "Would his brain function? Would his heart beat on it's own" all questions no one wants to have to ask.... TODAY has been a day filled with victories and hope. This morning when doctors woke him up briefly, he performed all commands. An A-Plus!!! They were able to identify the strain of the infection so that it can be targeted and treated in the most effective way. ALL of his vitals are stable, but he remains on full life support for his lungs and heart. Tonight he performed all commands again with an A-plus!!! He opened his eyes and even responded to questions about his pain and comfort levels. He is a fighter! Though he is not out of the woods we are filled with hope, surrounded by prayers and comforted by God's grace. Please pray for the entire Chaffey family and our precious friends, Bob, Jen, Isabella and Sophia through these coming days, and specifically pray for Alexanders heart. We are praying for a full recovery with out the need for an artificial heart or heart transplant. Our prayer is for Alaxander's heart to heal completely. We have a bit of a deadline in that if there is not significant signs of improvement by Monday they will proceed with the artificial heart. We are clinging to God's promises and praying for a miracle. Please don't stop praying, GOD CAN!!!!!!!