Wednesday, March 12, 2008

12:30 pm Wed. 3/12/08

We just got back to Will's room. Surgery went well. Will tolerated it fine. They went in and made a incision and pulled out a large amount of clotted blood. While they were there, the drs. also bronchioscoped him and got a large amounts of mucus that was probably causing his pnomonia. When your lungs can't expand, they don't get cleared so things just pile up and get infected. The drs. thought this would be a good time to do this since he was already asleep.

The surgeon said that he is going to have a long road to recovery. I just told him that Will can handle anything they want to throw at him.

Before Will went into surgery, he told us that he feels this day will be the turning point. So when we went into surgery, Tom and I felt very calm. This should make all of you calm too, right? He will probably sleep all day, except for the tests they need to run. He needs to because he didn't get any sleep last night again. Thanks for the extra prayers during surgery. Again, God is blessing us every day.
I'll update more later.

Angel and Aaron-We love you and we know it's hard to be up there but you're with us in spirit.
Mom and Dad

8 comments:

whitehouse said...

God is so good! Terri, Tom, & Will just want to let you all know how much we miss you in the neighborhood! We love you all and can't wait to see you very very soon. Talk to you soon.

whitehouse said...

Riley says: "Get better soon, Principal Harbison. I am really ready for a game of yatzee, Angel is no challenge . . Go Yankees"

Jessica said...

All of that was good news! Thank you Terri for keeping us updated. Wish there was more we could do for you. Sure you could use a massage or something!
Tom you are an awesome dad! Give your wife a big hug from us in Florida and give Will's hand a squeeze. We love you all!
Jess

Stimulator said...

Thank you so much for keeping us posted. We are happy to hear the great news and know that Will can now get some rest. Keep up the good work all. We love you.

Brenda and Lance

Steph T. said...

We are thinking of you all and wishing you the best! Hang in there!!!
Love ya, Mrs. Harbison!
Sincerely, the 5th grade gang.

Dan and Evelyn Peterson said...

Praise God -- Praise God !!! Thank you for keeping all informed.
We care for you all and love you too.

Dixie said...

Will quit giving your mom and dad such a hard time. Keep it up and they will be in a bed next to you or getting a bat and beating you for giving them a heart attack from worring.
I was shocked when I read Will coded. Stop taking the hard road Will and writting your own book on transplants (haha), and just follow the way it's suppose to be and get better and get home soon.
We all love you guys and thank you for keeping us up to date.
Will if you don't stop misbehaving all the nurses from Peds and the RT's from Magic are going to come up and kick your butt for making us worry.
Get better soon Will. Keep your energy up Teri and Tom and happy
36th ann.
Teri give Will a slap on the had for me for giving those poor nurses and doctors a hard time.

Love you all.

Love,
Dixie and James


P.S.
Angela,Virgina,Suzanna,Lyn,Janene,
Nicki,Nicole and Andy all say hi.

Dan Love said...

I thought today would be a good day to tell you what an inspiration Will has become to me and my office staff. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Will (but someday soon that will change), and for that matter, have never met any of you. My typical life, which always seems so busy and important, took a dramatic turn a couple of weeks ago when I began to receive updates on Will’s incredible fight.

My wife Somer Love, who has CF, reached out to me when Will got the word that he would receive his new lungs. She asked me to pray for Will, and was so happy and excited for him. I never could have imagined then, how important and motivating Will would become to me.

The series of messages and updates I received from Somer seemed to bring a new set of challenges for Will and his family. I found myself sincerely praying for people I had never met, prayers turned to tears, and ultimately a daily ritual of tracking Will’s remarkable progress.

Will I can’t wait for the opportunity to meet you, your family has been great to Somer, and she talks about you all daily. I want you all to know how inspiring you are, and a comforting reminder that faith and love are two very important things in this life. I believe Will has found his turning point, and I look forward to seeing you around the bend.

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you,

Daniel P. Love