Monday, October 18, 2010

The Rally Before The Big Game

Zane is still strong, and after a solid weekend, he's looking good for surgery today. He will go in at 11 for grafting on his right arm, and possibly more excisions on his abdomen, depending on how he tolerates the work on the arm. His cultures did show that he has pneumonia and he is now on the appropriate antibiotic. The fluid draining from the chest tube has decreased so they're planning on removing it after surgery today. His vitals and ventilation support remain the same. He did have a fever last night/early this morning that hit 103. They gave him tylenol & motrin & it's back down under 100 now. After the nurses looked at his back this morning, they're thinking the skin may heal on its own without grafting. That would be HUGE! Grafting on his back would not be a good thing since he's laying on his back & it opens up more chance for infection and graft rejection.

The doctor told us that he is more responsive this morning, and he even had his eyes open. Of course, I was about to run straight into his room I was so excited. But, they were in the middle of burn care so I am anxiously awaiting a chance to go see him before surgery.

**Update: Just went in to see him & he opened his eyes and looked at me!! It didn't totally seem like he had full visual recognition, but mentally he knew we were there. It was SUCH A BLESSING, just seeing the whites of his eyes. I told him where he was and how many of you are praying for him. We told him to stay strong and know that God had already worked so many miracles in him.**

We are optimistic about this surgery, and know that God has brought him thus far, and can bring him through this as well. The power of God has just been present in SO many ways this weekend- even beyond our family- God's blessings are pouring over into so many other people.

Please be in prayer over the next couple hours if you can.. this surgery is definitely needed, but like with anything, there are risks. The good part is that no risk is too great for our God.

9 comments:

A Southern Accent said...

Continuing to pray for you guys. I wondered if you'd reached out to Stephanie Nielson (Nie Nie) for some support after all she's been through and learned about the healing and recovery process from burns? She may be a wonderful resource and help for you.

Mildred said...

Praising the Lord for answered prayers and I'll continue to remember him today especially during surgery.

SaraJane G Campbell said...

Lord I pray right now for Courtney and Zane...I don't even know them but Lord we are brothers and sisters in the Lord and you know them with a deep knowing. Lord be with them. Give Zane every ounce of energy and strength he needs right now. Be with the doctors and their healing touch. Give them wisdom to know what to do and exactly how far they can push zane's body. Lord be with Courtney and the family in this incredibly tough time. It is almost tougher for them because of their sens of helplessness. Give them a sense of purpose today. Give them families around them that need your love and mercy right now. Lord you promise you will never leave us or forsake us. Before the translation it really reads "I will never ever ever ever leave you nor ever forsake you!" I love that verse! Please allow this family to feel that peace and for all the doctors, nurses and any unbelievers watching them to see this in peace in their lives right now! AMEN!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Crouseville Advent Christian Church is praying for you Zane..

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and Z today from Florida! Praise God for his progress so far!
Bobbi N.

Elizabeth said...

Didn't see this until 2:40ish, but you all have been in my mind an heart continually :) Praying that the surgery is successful and that things will continue to improve. God bless you, Courtney and Zane!

5th Belle Avenue said...

PRAYING!!!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

You are so strong, thank you for continuing to keep up updated. Continuing to pray for your sweet family! God is Good!

janice said...

Courtney not sure you remember us but my husband Maurice is your dads cousin. We heard about what happen. we are so sorry and are praying for you and Zane!!!! I reed your blog everyday, you are a very strong young lady and i know you both will get through this. Stay strong. sending prays and hugs your way love the Nye family from Old Town!