Thursday, October 14, 2010

He Heard

A few moments ago I got called into the ICU to sign consents for Zane's surgery tomorrow. They also asked me if I wanted to go in and see him. They had the sedation lifted just a tiny bit and I saw him move for the first time. I can't even begin to explain the relief that flooded my system just to see his legs move around in the bed. I went to the bed and stood by his head to talk to him. As I talked, I saw his eyes try to open. Obviously, they couldn't entirely because of the immense swelling. But, he did get them open a crack a couple of times. He opened his mouth and took his own breaths. When he was really getting squirmy I rubbed his leg and told him to calm down & stop giving the nurses trouble. His legs relaxed and he stopped moving. I believe he was hearing me. This was such a high point for us. Just to know that he may have heard what I was saying- what a miracle! It was so important to me to somehow be able to communicate the love and support we've been receiving to him.. and I think he heard it. Praise God! What an amazing gift! He truly knows right when to send little victories like this to sustain us through the trials.

He is also breathing on his own, using the ventilator for assistance only when needed. He decides when he takes a breath and how deep it is. He goes in for his second grafting surgery tomorrow and will have a third on Monday. Please continue to pray, especially in this period, that he stay free from infection. The risk heightens with each skin excision and each day that he stays on the ventilator.

This is Zane right before our wedding... :)

13 comments:

Dave & Bobbi said...

I have followed your other blog and then this one for awhile. I have been praying nonstop for you guys since you first posted about the accident.

Kelli said...

I have goosebumps! Congratulations. Keep up the good work while we keep praying.

Lori said...

Go God!!!! We serve a mighty God. I got goosebumps and just wanted to shout PRAISE THE LORD! after this report! So glad to hear these reports. We are praying and loving you from far away!!

Emily R said...

Luke and I are praying for you guys! Thank the Lord for the special opportunity you had with Zane today. The Lord will give us what we need and even in this very very hard time, He has provided for you a comfort and a security to lift your spirits and strengthen you by allowing you to see Zane hear and react to your touch. You both are in our thoughts and prayers constantly!!! Courtney, I see your strength come through on your blogs and people are going to be touched and saved by the praise and glory that is given to the God we serve!!

Love you guys!!
Luke & Emily

Tricia said...

Small miracles and big miracles all mean the same thing. God is with us. So happy to hear of Zane making progress.

xo*tricia

Kendra Marsteller said...

Courtney, everyone is in my prayers. I love and miss you both. I am so glad to hear things are going well. I will keep praying for all of you.

Krista said...

Soooo glad to hear about this small (yet huge) victory today!

Thank you Lord, for giving Court and Zane that moment of communication. We're continuing to trust that YOU'LL provide a speedy recovery for Zane. Amen!

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Courtney, just saw this through a tweet by Joi. Praying for healing for Zane right now and peace for you and fam. You are so right about Zane being in the hands of our powerful God!

He is the one " who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us!" Eph.3:20

Mrs. Foot said...

What a great victory! I'll continue to pray for him!

Ashley Hatfield said...

Our prayers and love pour out to the whole Wetzel Family, you and Zane both, and your family as well Courtney. Continue to stay strong, for God is with you all every step of the way, today, tomorrow and always.

The Hatfield/Gregorace/& Loxley Families

Anonymous said...

We as a staff are praying -here at Presque Isle Wesleyan Church.

~Jeremy Hale

Anonymous said...

We as a staff are praying -here at Presque Isle Wesleyan Church.

~Jeremy Hale

Denise said...

Praying without ceasing.