Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another Day

Zane had a steady night, but began spiking fevers again this afternoon. They reached 102.9. Because they weren't entirely sure of the source, they decided to take the central line in his chest out and replace it with one in his groin. The lines can become infected and changing them out reduces that risk. We were just informed that the procedure is done and went smoothly. His blood pressure also went down a bit, so they want to make sure that he's not septic (infection in his blood). He had a lot of pain this morning when they did his dressing changes and the pain is requiring more medication than before. Greater medication can also compromise the airway, so they have decided it would be best for him to have the tracheotomy tomorrow. While he's still breathing well, this will make the dressing changes easier and hopefully more comfortable for him. The PA spoke with us and sounded very optimistic about everything. We've been assured that these things are relatively normal, but they can never be too cautious.

His parents felt comfortable enough to return to Ohio today. We pray that everything will remain stable and positive while they're gone, for their own peace of mind. Our prayers are never-ceasing for his strength & ability to fight off infection, as that is the greatest risk right now. The grafting for the right side of his back has been scheduled for next Friday, the 29th.

Thank you all so much for your support. It's been nine days now since the accident and we continue to receive many messages and comments. While we don't always have time to reply quickly, we read each and every one and we are SO, SO thankful. We are moved into an apartment now and will stay there for the duration. It is a nice place, and we are only .6 miles from the hospital- an easy walk. We're about to get some Chinese food, as I've had a craving all day. I'll continue to keep you all updated as we find out more.


Anonymous said...

Courtney, I look forward to each and every post! Thank you for keeping all of us up-to-date on Zane's daily progress! The prayers continue............ Love in Christ, Kelly Little

Karen said...

Dear Courtney, You and Zane and all the family continue to be in my prayers. Please update us as you have time and take care of yourself, too.

Sherri said...

Courtney, Thank you for the updates on Zane. Continued prayers for strength for you both.
Sherri Jordan

Anonymous said...


I continue to pray for you all daily.Please let me know if we can do anything for you.Our twins stay in touch and Garrett calls me with urgent prayer requests as soon as he gets them.You are not that far away so truely let us know if we can help in any way at all.
Our Love and Prayers to you all, stay strong.
Shelby Stiles

Clay and Rachel said...

Dear Courtney,

My name is Rachel and I've been following your blog for beautiful home ideas. I didn't, however, know you were a believer until Zane's accident... My husband and are believers too, and I just want you to know that there are prayers for you guys in Arizona. Don't know what else to say but hold on to Jesus, and we'll be praying!

Love to you.

Lynn said...

Courtney, I have you, Zane and family in my thoughts and prayers..
Thanks so much for the update on Zane, and I pray for his continued healing..

Carol said...

Your updates are invaluable.
People don't expect you to be replying to comments. You have much more important things to do...praying and caring for Zane!

Marydon said...

G'eve Courtney ~ This is so sweet to update us ... prayers continue.
Have a great autumn eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

So glad to hear that he is making it through these first few weeks. Stay strong and know that there are many of us out there that are thinking about you and your husband!


Mildred said...

Courtney, You and Zane are in my prayers throughout each day. We appreciate the updates and just want you to know that we are remembering you.
Mildred in Georgia

Anonymous said...


My name is Kelly and I am Zane's distant cousin (3rd I think, my mom Carol is his dad's cousin). I haven't seen Zane since he was a little boy, so I love seeing the beautiful pics of you both. Like many others, I look forward to reading your updates every day. You both seem like such amazing people. It is wonderful to see so many people in so many different places thinking and praying for him. Take care of yourself and let him know we are sending him our love.

Lorraine said...

Courtney, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to update us. I really appreciate them as they help me to know how to pray. The love expressed in your pictures is wonderful. Praying for miraculous healing.......take care! Lorraine (Maine)