Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Accidental Wake Up

I had every intention of posting an update last night, but we got called over to the hospital a little unexpectedly and stayed rather late. Zane had a relatively quiet day yesterday, and his fever crept back up intermittently. Last night his nurse was turning him in bed and his central line came out. One of the stitches holding it in let go. This is the IV line that went into his neck and delivered all his sedation meds and some of the pain meds. They had to call for a doctor to come insert a new one. Before they could turn the meds back on, they had to verify its placement via xray. Needless to say, Zane started waking up because all his meds had been shut off. The nurse gave him a couple shots of sedatives, but he was still pretty alert.

Once they had the new line placed, mom and I were able to go in and be with him while he was awake. He kept asking the nurse to clean out his mouth/brush his teeth with this little suction swab they have. He was on a bit of an oral hygiene kick before the accident. :) He tried to move around some, but stayed relatively calm- which is good! He smiled when he opened his eyes and saw me, but we're not totally sure if he was really recognizing anyone. Mom joined me in humming Amazing Grace to him, and it seemed to relax him some. Before long, they had the xray reading and were able to start his meds back up. Within minutes, he was back in his "happy place" & resting. It's much easier to come back to the apartment at night knowing he's resting well.

Today's the day they'll slowly start to back off the meds. We may not see a big change initially, but within a few days he should be more alert. Thank you all so much for your prayers. A couple people asked what they could be praying for me for.. and the short answer would be patience. It's a bit slow-going right now, and I'm a wee bit anxious to be able to communicate with my hubby. We hit the 3 week mark yesterday, so it's been quite a while! I'm finding that while I may not know how I'm going to handle tomorrow or the next day, God gives me exactly what I need for the day ahead each morning. A precious friend from Ohio emailed me and told me "We don't yet have what we need to face tomorrow because we are not there yet". I have reminded myself of those words over and over the past few weeks. I'm just taking one day at a time, and trusting that God will provide for our needs each day. So far, He has, and I am so grateful.


Marydon said...

Courtney, every day is a new day, for Zone & may he continue to heal & recover ... prayers lifting.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

Dave & Bobbi said...

PRaying for patience:) Also, is there any kind of fund being set up to help offset medical costs or anything of that nature? Take Care!

Dorothy said...

May I say you two make a darling couple!! Love to see the pictures. Even after he is awake and talking with you and making perfect sense, he may not remember it later on. At least, we found out that is the way it was with Joe. Later when we mentioned something we talked about while he was in the hospital, he did not even remember it. In a way, that is probably a good thing because maybe they won't remember the bad times either.
Praying and patience for you and healing for Zane,
Dorothy Pepper

Lorraine said...

Thank you for the update. Praying for more communication for you and Zane! Take it hour by hour. I think the Lord only gives us 24 hour days because He knows that is all we can handle. Zane sounds like he is doing so well from what he has dealt with. You ask for patience, I will pray that with God's comfort and peace that things will look brighter for you quickly. You have been so upbeat more than I think I could ever be and feeling a bit frustrated at not being able to communicate with your hubby sounds normal to me. Soon that will happen, sooner than what has been expected by his caregivers because the Lord is Zane's great Physician.

Ephesians 3:20, "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think; according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen."
Keep leaning on our Lord. Many are praying for both of you. I am glad that you were able to see him awake a little bit, and that soon he will be more alert for you as well. Thank you for the sweet pictures you continue to post. Hoping today and tomorrow are a better day for both of you. Still praying about those fevers!!! Take care, Lorraine (ME)

Katie said...

SO happy to hear that he is doing better! Hopefully he will be able to lose some of the meds soon. I must be easier for you to be away from him knowing he's getting better. I'll keep praying for you!
God Bless

pk @ Room Remix said...

I know that waiting/not knowing has to be excruciating for you at times, but I'm so glad to hear that he's progressing well. Am keeping you all in my prayers.

Kishah said...

Courtney! You are so strong. I am continuing in my prayers that God may keep you, Zane, and the entire family strong! You are in my thoughts and prayers, always.

Sarah said...

Good news Courtney! I'm so happy that things are going well. I can imagine how the waiting is really waring on you. I would be going crazy not being able to talk to my hubby. I pray for you all, every night, and I know things are getting better by the day. Stay strong!

Anonymous said...

Courtney, so glad to hear the progress that Zane is making. And yes you are angel. Always were when you were at SACS. As we know God doesn't give us more than we can handle and you and Zane are handling this with more grace than anyone else could. Will say an extra prayer for you both tonight. :)

Friends in Sherman

katie campbell said...

Hi Courtney,

So glad to hear Zane is doing well. He is in our prayers everyday. Dad passed away Oct 25th we celebrated his life on Oct 29th at the golf course he loved. It has been tough, but the wonderful memories keep us going.
We are very happy we met you all - wish it were under happier circumstances.
Please keep us posted on Zane.
The Campbells