Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Staying Steady

Zane spiked a bit of a fever last night- it hit 103.4 at one point, but has been back down under 100 this morning. His blood pressure and heart rate are stable.. in fact, his heart rate even went down a little- which is good. He was a little more alert this morning, so they think he's getting too tolerant of the drugs. They were going to switch his medication so that he would stay more sedated.

We went in to see him a little while ago and he had to cough again. When he coughed, his eyes opened, but he's not really aware of anything. I told him to just relax and close his eyes again and he did. We got to see his leg where all the grafting was done and while it's a little bloody, it looks much better than I thought it would. He's such a fighter.

They're planning on removing the chest tube today because there hasn't been much more fluid draining from his lungs- another good sign! We are continually thankful and counting our blessings.. I believe I've lost count. :) I tell God every day how thankful I am for these days with Zane. Last Tuesday, I didn't think I'd have many more and here we are a week out already and God has continued to keep him alive. I can't believe it's been a week. Time is moving so fast- which is a blessing in itself. It won't be too long before I'll be bringing him home with me.


Anonymous said...


God is bringing him home for you. I know you may be aware of this but John and I wanted to give his mom and dad a couple of free nights at the hotel and we needed 40000 pts to do this. Last month we had 36000 pts but on Tuesday, the day of the accident, our account with Marriott was awarded 5000 points. We have no idea why we were awarded bonus points and did not know it until we went on the website looking for options and there it was. The points we needed. We were able to pass the blessing on to them and get them two free nights at the Marriott next to the hospital. God does have a plan and I have never seen him work like this in my entire life. God is amazing and is working in Zane's life without a doubt.

John and Cindy in Columbus Ohio

Sherri Cushman said...

Courtney and family.
you will probably never realize what a witness you are during this ride! Your faith is shining bright! I am so glad that Zane is improving, even if it is inch by inch! Go Zane Go!!!! Take Care~~Sherri Cushman

Diane said...

Dear Courtney and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers have been with you this past week. God is good. Were believing for his healing. In Jesus name we pray.

The Cobb family.

Mildred said...

Continuing to remember you all in prayer and thanking the Lord for each improvement.

Paula S. said...

Thank you for keeping us updated here on your website on Zane's condition. We wait anxiously each day to read your good news. I am so happy that his next surgery went well and that things seem to be improving. I pray for you both each day, and there are so many others here at MPS that do as well. I know the day will come fast when you can bring him home again. Your wedding picture is so beautiful. Know that you are still constantly in our thoughts here each day.
Paula Sperrey
Maine Public Service

Sarah said...

amen! so gad the fever has come down and that he's getting the chest tube out.

Josh Friesen said...

God is good! Great updates Courtney. We are praying for Zanes recovery whether it be fast or slow. God's time is perfect and his provision and protection in your lives is very evident. This is because of your faith. I'm glad he is doing so well!

In Prayer,

Josh Friesen

Sherri said...

Thank you for the updates on Zane. He is always in our thoughts. Continued prayers for you all.
Sherri Jordan

Dorothy said...

Dear Courtney,
I just want to give you a hug and tellyou to hang on and keep praying and relying on God and He will keep doing the healing work in Zane! As I told you in another comment, my son was burned badly with scalding water and stayed in the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, GA for 2 months. It was strictly a roller coaster ride, but after the 2 months time we were able to bring him home. The fever shows that his body is fighting and that's a good thing.
I hope you can feel that many people are praying for Zane and for you!!! That is one thing that kept us going. Sending prayers and hugs,

Dorothy said...

Courtney, I hope you don't mind that I posted one of your pictures linked back to your blog, with a request for prayers for Zane.
Keeping you and Zane in my prayers!

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Still praying Courtney! So good to read about the good things! I'm amazed at the strength He is giving you and the faithful witness He is allowing you to be through this blog.

How great is love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3:1 :)

Lorraine said...

Dear Courtney,
Thank you so much for the daily updates. I am so grateful to the Lord for answered prayers. Zane is in His Hands and we are praying for continued healing for Zane. Praying for any infection causing the fevers to end. Zane sounds like a fighter and a very strong man to come this far. Praying that each new day will bring you brighter hours and comforting thoughts your way........try to have a restful night! Rest in the Lord. Lorraine (Maine)

Kishah said...

Yay! I am always happy to read great news! Keep holding on--God is great!
As always, praying!