Today was another slow, but steady day. Zane was a little sleepier today than yesterday, but woke up enough to recognize his parents & grandparents & chat a little. He always gets a big smile on his face when he sees someone he recognizes & you could tell he was pleasantly surprised to see his family from Ohio here. He asked us what day it was & we told him November 6. He looked a little confused and said "November?". I reminded him he'd been sleeping for a little while, but that he was healing great. He seemed to understand. While dad was in his room, dad asked Zane if he remembered what happened. Zane said no, so dad told him that there was an accident in the substation. Zane mouthed, "What did I do wrong?". Dad reassured him that he didn't do anything wrong, and that it was just an accident. As tough as it was to hear that Zane thought he'd done something wrong, it was good to know that he was processing facts enough to have that thought.
He was pretty sleepy the rest of the times we saw him. This evening, his temp was up to 101.6, and he was a little more uncomfortable. He kept moving around so I asked him what was hurting. He told me, but I couldn't read his lips. I started saying body parts and he shook his head each time until I said "butt". Poor, guy- my butt would be hurting if I'd been in bed for 3 1/2 weeks too! His nurse moved him so he was more comfortable and Zane kept sleeping.
Please continue to pray for the fevers- they sent off cultures of his sputum, urine, and blood this morning when his temps went up for the first time. Healing is coming, but skin never heals fast enough when you stare at it every day. :) It would be easy for us to get impatient and frustrated at the slow pace right now, but God is constantly reminding us that Zane's truly come so far, and we are sooo much further along than we were a couple weeks ago! It's all a matter of perspective.. and thanks to God's grace, we're choosing to focus on the progress rather than the delay.