The evening went really well. He has just been resting. He is a little agitated so we have been trying to keep him feeling secure. So Angel and Aaron came up about 8:30 pm and stayed with him while I went home to sleep for a few hours. It felt so good to be in my bed. I came back around midnight and Will, who still has to write everything in the palm of our hands, told Angel to make sure I knew how to rub his head with a cool washrag. He doesn't remember that I have been doing it all day long. That tells me that the amnesia medicine they are giving him is working. I sure hope so. I don't want him to r.emember this at all. Even though I will be telling him of the wonderful people taking care of him, I don't want him to remember what they are doing to him. I don't think their is enough money in the bank to pay these people for the care they are giving Will.
The head lung transplant specialist came to see him today and told Will that he made an old lady of her. She is amazing, very caring. She told Will that he has finally made her relax a little bit. That's great news.
Today, our plan of action is to try to take out the vent. They will only do that if the lungs and the chest muscles are strong enough to let him breathe on thier own. They take several "trial" runs before they actually take the vent off. They will do this slowly so as not to compromise his progress. It might take all day. So we will be patient. In the meantime, we all have been sponging him off with ice cold rags because the anti rejection medicine makes his skin feel like it's on fire. He doesn't have a fever but he feels like he's burning up. The cold rags help a lot. Right now he is sleeping his first sleep since they woke him up this morning at 6:00 am. It's such a
busy day, he has got to be exhausted.
Today is Thursday. Tomorrow Will's sister is getting married. She planned this day so she made sure Will would be at the wedding. Will never lets her make any decision, even on this important day. He probably had this all planned. (just kidding) So they are coming up here in their wedding clothes so Will can see them. That will be okay. I am glad almost everything is done already.
Angel is marrying an amazing man. Aaron has been her rock through all of this and has experience every high and low of this last week with us. He has kept strong and has also kept Angel strong. She is a lucky lady to have him (but then I think he's lucky to be getting her too) He has said as many prayers and cried as many tears as all of us. He loves Will and knows how important he is to Angel. They are going to be very happy. Pray for their marraige also, would you? How blessed that they both were able to be here for this week. Their bosses are terrific to let them have the time off
Oh, by the way I forgot to write this. Will picked his head off the pillow today. This was a good step because when they get him off the vent, the drs want to put an epidural behind his neck into his spine to control the pain. This will be very, very good for Will. He doesn't like pain and he lets us know. That is hard for us to see but I just have to tell myself that he won't remember any of this.
Will is waking up so I need to go. He slept for almost one hour. that's good. So when we have any news of the vent, we will let you know. Pray for this to go smoothly. The unceasing prayers that have gone up for Will just-------------I don't have any words to describe this feeling. Your prayers have made the difference. God has answered every one. Praise the Lord.