Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Post-Extubation

Eric didn't do so well off the ventilator. Currently, he's on BiPAP, a type of ventilation where he receives pressure to help him breath via a snug-fitting mask on his face. We have no idea how long he can tolerate this, it's somewhat uncomfortable to have that big mask tight on his face, or how long he can continue to breath on his own. He's very weak, still very short of breath. He may at some point have to be re-intubated and put back on the vent.

Our pastor Fred Seay and his wife Ruth came to visit yesterday and they brought Andrew and my mother-in-law with them. It was great to see them all yesterday. Andrew did a funny thing sometime in the past six weeks we've been apart. He grew several inches. He's been not quite as tall as me for the longest time. And yesterday, when he and I hugged, Bob noticed Drew is taller than me. Wow, when did that happen? I really miss him.

A pediatric ICU is a sad place. So many very sick kids. I see and hear so many parents crying. I don't know their stories. I can only pray for them, as you all have been praying for us. Surely, your relentless prayers, thoughts, concerns, and support have been what sustains us.

5 comments:

Sheri said...

Our God is a mighty God, He can and will heal Eric. We continue to lift you and your family up in prayer and pray you may feel the peace that can only come from above.

Kimberly said...

Praying and praying, Angie.

May the Lord sustain you all.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad prayers have no denomination. I went to our chapel and prayer a rosary for all of you, and just had a chat with God. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.

Love you, bev

leafmonster said...

At our service this morning at Temple Ohav Shalom in McCandless we prayed for healing, renewal of body and spirit for Eric.

- Carolyn and Bob

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Angie, this is Zach DeFelice, from Eric's math class. My mom has read and updated us on Eric's situation. I have just now read your blog myself, and I have found it amazing what God has done for Eric. He has certainly blessed your family. I say a special prayer each night for Eric, and talk to God alone and ask of him to heal Eric and let him recover from this pneumonia that has over-taken his lungs. Billy and I have informed our church and youth group of Eric's situation; and every sunday we stop and have about 5 min. of silent prayer for him. I look up to you for keeping faith, and looking to God for answers and hope. I just wanted to let you know that back here in Louisiana, we all have faith in Eric. You have done everything right and I'm sure will continue. May God Bless You All -Zach