Archive for July 11, 2006

7/11/06 10:35 am

Mike is still not quite out of the woods with this latest infection.  While his fever seems to be gone and he has been off sedation for a few days he is slow to “wake up”.  He is opening his eyes as of yesterday yet he is still not responding in any other way– no purposeful movements of hands, head or anything, no response to commands.  The doctor said that this is taking longer than expected but Mike is not the average patient either so all we can do is wait (AND PRAY).  He is also missing out on his tube feedings through his belly because he was not handling them reliably and threw up at one point.  So they are attempting to balance how to get him nutrients without making him aspirate vomit into his lungs.  He is still on the vent and we have not heard from the pulmonologist yet on the schedule for hopefully weaning him off.  With the fever down we were feeling like everything was fine so I felt the need to clarify that there are some extra concerns that we are still dealing with before we can predict Mike’s discharge and return to rehab.  Thanks as always for your faithfulness. 

 an extra thought from Craig Barnes’ When God Interrupts— “After she discovered that life is too mysterious to predict, she was able to live in the hands of her Creator, grateful for each day that was NOT promised to her.”

Remember to praise.    –michelle 

(by the way, anytime i don’t sign my name it is that mysterious Dan character that is posting with such anonymity–everyone always asks or thanks me when I did not post!)

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