Zane made some great progress today. His temps stayed under 100 all day. They slowly lightened up the meds, but not a significant amount. By this evening he was opening his eyes and responding to questions somewhat. I think he could recognize who we are, but he's still pretty "high". When he saw mom he smiled and when he saw me he smiled as well and them puckered up for a kiss. They gave him a little more medicine this evening, and before we left he was sleeping pretty soundly.
I've had the opportunity to meet up with a few burn survivors over the past couple days & it has helped immensely. They have been so helpful in helping me to understand what Zane will be going through & how I can best help him. We are meeting with the doctors in the morning for a regular family meeting/update & are looking forward to hearing the difference in their opinions from the last family meeting (which was right after Zane had his roughest night at least 2 1/2 weeks ago).
I heard some devastating news tonight about a high school friend who was just killed in combat overseas. My heart truly breaks for his family, as I glimpsed a small picture of what that could be like. James always knew that he wanted to be a marine, and he was an excellent one. My utmost respect and appreciation goes to what he did for his country. I am reminded just how thankful I am that Zane is alive. I will never feel pity for my own situation when so many others are hurting even worse. Tonight, I ask that you would lift James' family up in prayer along with Zane. We know that our Lord can heal their hearts, but this is not easy for anyone & I know they would appreciate each and every prayer.