Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We Made It Through The Night

Zane has made it through the night and his vital signs are strong. They were worried about damage to his muscles so are giving him large amounts of fluids. He is also on a medication to stabilize his heart. He went into surgery about 45 minutes ago to excise the skin of his upper body. Cadaver grafts may be used to close the wounds until it is safe for the skin of his legs to be grafted & moved to the upper body. This is where it starts to get really risky for infection.

We spent last night at the hospital and have a hotel a couple blocks away that we ran over to shower at this morning. We were able to see Zane for a couple minutes this morning before he went into surgery, and he looked good, but is quite swollen. By the grace of God, his face didn't sustain any 3rd degree burns. The lower half of his face has some 1st degree burns, and his chin has at least second degree burns. This is huge though- when he gets through this, the marring to his face will be minimal and he'll look like the same person in the mirror. He's 25 and completely healthy, doesn't smoke or drink, etc., so he has all of that going for him.

For those of you who have been asking, we are at Brigham & Women's Hospital at 75 Francis St, Boston MA 02115. We are in wing 8C- the burn & trauma ICU.

Ultimately, Zane is in His Heavenly Father's hands.. and what better place for him to be? We praise God that he is alive- which is a miracle in itself. And we know that God is in the business of working miracles, and no job is too large for our God.

Your prayers are truly appreciated and have been felt immensely by all family members. There is a peace over us, and we will remain strong in the fact that God is sovereign and he has a plan and a reason for all things. My husband is an amazingly strong man of God, and would only want us to glorify God through this situation. So, we will be strong for Zane while he can't take care of himself. We will lift him high up to the throne of heaven and trust in the fact that God's will is larger than ours. We will trust that good will come from this and that our faith will be strengthened. We thank you all and we love you... and Zane will be so blessed to see all of the support you've given once he comes through this.

*sidenote* I'm labeling all of these posts under "Zane's Accident", so if you would like to see the whole story you can access all of the updates with one click.


10 comments:

Mary Michal said...

Praying for you guys.

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Glad to hear things are going well. T&P headed your way.

Sarah said...

OMG, Courtney! I'm so sorry! I don't even know what to say. I'm comforted a bit by your update. B&W is an amazing hospital, the staff there is excellent, so Zane is in good hands. Let me know if there is anything I can do. You are such a strong girl, I completely admire your heart and courage...you guys will get through this. Praying for you and Zane and your family.

Jorden and Kristin said...

So glad night one went well. I'm praying his surgeries go amazingly well. The ultimate surgeon is there working on him, we continue to pray throughout the day for you both.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

still praying. hard.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you have this blog. So, that we can see the updates. My friend was very ill about 3 years ago and her husband did a blog for us because they had to take her to Michigan. It was nice to keep on her and how she was doing and the Lords Blessing and Healings. Now we get to hear and see the wonderful mighty things our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST is doing for Zach and your families.. We will be in much prayer and know that he along with the rest of you are in HIS ALMIGHTY HANDS...

Michelle said...

I am so glad that you have this blog. So, that we can see the updates. My friend was very ill about 3 years ago and her husband did a blog for us because they had to take her to Michigan. It was nice to keep on her and how she was doing and the Lords Blessing and Healings. Now we get to hear and see the wonderful mighty things our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST is doing for Zach and your families.. We will be in much prayer and know that he along with the rest of you are in HIS ALMIGHTY HANDS...

Anonymous said...

Zane, you are in our heart and prayers from Columbus, Ohio, John and Cindy LeBrun.

Anonymous said...

Courtney, I am so glad to see the words of faith you have expressed..there is power in our words, and even more power when we speak out God's word over a situation. Zane's healing was paid for before he was ever injured. God's word declares that by His stripes we were healed. It also says that His words are health to our flesh. I claim these promises for Zane tonight and trust His into the most precious hands I know, a pair of nail scarred hands that speak loudly the love He has for you and Zane both. I will continue to pray God's strength to you both.
Love,
Ms. Tina Jay

Denise said...

Prayers are going up.