You guys must have sent up some powerful prayers. Zane is still critical, but is showing steady signs of improvement.
I figure I should take a minute to let you know that this whole journey is going to be a rollercoaster. You may read a series of positive updates, only to get a large negative one the next day. That is the nature of his injury and condition. I really hate to send you all through the ringer with the ups and downs, but those down moments are when we need your prayers the most.
Zane showed steady improvement throughout the morning. He was on 100% oxygen support in the wee hours of the morning, but is now down to 60%. His heart rate and blood pressure have returned to normal. He is still on antibiotics just in case the fluid in his lungs is a sign of pneumonia. The lungs remain a bit of a mystery, but will be monitored closely until a definitive answer can be determined. The inserted a central IV line in his right shoulder, which miraculously was not burned in a small area. We're guessing it might be because of a harness he was wearing (the MPS guys might be able to confirm this). The central line will allow them better access than the groin line that he had the past day or so. He came through that procedure very well.
So, all in all, he's showing improvement but not out of the woods by any means. He will undergo a grafting surgery on Monday and another on Wednesday if all goes well. By this time they should have about 90% of the grafting done.
God is faithful. That first dip on the rollercoaster was hard. But, I imagine the first one always is. We feel a little better prepared now to handle the rest. We are claiming the promise that God will not give us more than we can bear. One of my favorite quotes reads "God brings us through deep waters not to drown us, but to cleanse us".