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.