Aug 30, 2013

Critical condition

Today Hajime is less alert and even we talked to him, he fall back into sleep.
His blood pressure is all day low something like 70/40. Doctor start to give IV fluid for this and by the end of the day, it comes back to nominal values.

During this relatively short hospital stay, Hajime became very critical condition already for two times. 

For the first time, it happened during the daytime.
While hospital staffs were turning Hajime to help him clean, my husband notice that his breathing tidal volume was decreasing. My husband told to the staff to put back Hajime in regular position but they ignored him and kept working. Soon after, Hajime’s oxygen level starts to drop rapidly and become around 40%. Normally, it should be around 100% so 40% is very dangerous condition. Because monitoring system start to alert every body, there were many nurses and respiratory therapist (RT) comes into our room. After for a while of struggle, switching from the ventilator to the Ambu bag made to recover his breathing.

For the second time, it happed during the nighttime.
Right after we got back to our home around midnight, we got a call from Hajime’s night shift nurse. Hajime’s heart rate goes up to 160. This is not usual for him and I sensed bad so I asked my husband to head back to the hospital. I have to stay at home cause we could not able to leave our kids alone.
When my husband got back in Hajime’s room, his heart rate was even higher around 209. There were a number of doctors and nurses were working on to make his heart rate goes down. Four staffs were standing on his each limb trying to have IV line to give him a medication. Because with his swelled limb on top of very thin veins he have, they could not get a good IV line even with several pokes.

I can only imagine how hard time Hajime gone through. It must hurt him a lot because of poking. His heart must hurt too.
I’ve ask one of our friend to keep our daughter and myself and Hajime’s brother Ryo head to the hospital around 1am in the morning.
When I get to the hospital, the medication seems to kick in and all the vital were within nominal.
This time, I was truly feared that he might not able to make it but I am so proud of his fighting spirit and his strength. 

Because of those incidents lately experiencing, I am so scared. 
I know God saved Hajime.
I know so many giving us positive thoughts and prayers.
I’m still have so many worry in my mind but I will be positive and keep praying so that we can go home all together. 

(translated by HM)


  1. Im praying for Hajime
    I have a his T shirt

  2. Hajime I pray for you, please pull through