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.