Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Friday, February 27, 2009

Not Just Yet

Eric had a very peaceful, restful night. We had hoped he might be strong enough to come off the ventilator today, but he's not quite there yet. Dr. Thompson is as anxious for Eric to come off the vent as we and Eric are. But he's not quite strong enough . . . not yet. And we need to work on decreasing the doseage and frequency of the sedation, morphine and ativan. Over the past two weeks, out of necessity and through no fault of his own, my son, who in 5th grade won the DARE program essay contest and swore he'd never abuse drugs, has become quite dependent on these medications. He no sooner wakes up from a drug-induced nap and he's asking for more meds. But we're cutting back. We have to. He needs to be awake to gain strength. And he needs to get off these meds. Consequently, Eric is very uncomfortable and agitated, restless. So we ask for your prayers for continued strength and mental fortitude, a supernatural sustaining.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

be strong eric, filled with determination

Candis said...

Angie - Like the butterfly escaping the cacoon, I guess Eric's struggle is critical to regaining his health...as I'm sure you know. It's so hard to watch the struggle - and that's why I call you Warrior Mother! My thoughts are with you....and the rest of the family. Are you getting any "peaceful, restful nights of sleep?" Hope you are getting "sleep" at least.

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie,
Its your buds from Passavant.
Just checking in to say hi and we are following the blog site daily.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap all of you in His arms and hold you up thru this difficult time.Keep blogging, we look forward to more good news.
Love and blessings
Donna Beitler , Kathy Layo, Mike Welsh, Beth Gagliardi, Bill Heasley,Diane Taylor,Annette Adams,Cindy Iman and all the weekenders!