Thursday, March 20, 2008

3/20/08 Thursday 4:42 am

Wow, it's Thursday already, what happened to the week? We are still in ICU but that's okay. Will didn't have a good day yesterday. He had a little trouble breathing so they decided to spend another day or two here. He's where he belongs so, even though we would like to see him out of here, it's a good thing. They don't want to take any chances with him, neither do I. We stayed with him today because we thought one of the tubes was going to be removed. They decided to leave it in one more time. They also thought they would have to bronch (that's a shortened word for bronchioscope) him this afternoon to help him. But they decided to wait until this morning after xrays. They don't like doing that too often. He's sleeping with a Bi-Pap machine tonight to see if it would let the body rest and have a machine help him breathe. Maybe he will be able to get some sleep. He has been sleeping the last two hours. That's real good. Everybody is so sweet here, they really care about him. God has blessed us with these people.

One of our friends was telling me how he would like to leave Will a message and something fun but he felt wierd doing it where everyone can read it. It didn't even dawn on me that might be the case with a few of our friends. So what I thought I would do is publish my email account so any of you the feel that way may leave Will a message. I can read it to him. Just put on the subject line "For Will" I will read them all. That's a real big help, when we have something to read to him.
Send them to If you have been sending him any phone messages, texts, or emails, he hasn't been looking at any of them at this time. So that will explain why he hasn't got back to you all.

Today maybe we can get a chest tube out. We have been looking forward to that for a few days now. He did take xrays this morning to see if what they have been trying to do, has helped him clear his left lung.
Angel has helped a lot with Will and his attitude. She just doesn't allow him to get down, even though he wanted out of ICU yesterday. He's back to listening to ocean sounds again. Boy, am I sleepy, it really works on me. Will's going to have a lot better day today. I think he was just trying to get Angel all worried about him, that's all.
God bless


Haneys said...

We'll take the good with the bad~ it's the combination that makes this a worthwhile journey! All of these trials and struggles will make the triumphs and successes even more wonderful. We love you and will be thinking about you this weekend during Easter Sunday. The celebration of our Lord's resurrection is BY FAR my favorite holiday! It's such a reassuring time for me. It reminds me that no matter what, there will be "light" with faith.
We are still headed that way on 4/1 so if you need a baby "fix" be sure to let us know and we'll sock him to you:)
We are excited to see how today goes, so thank you for being so diligent in these postings, Auntie! They help me direct my prayers:)

Dan and Evelyn Peterson said...

It is going to be another nice, sunny day here in AZ. Wish Will could soak up some of this sunshine. It is such a great healer just to sit and let the sun beat on you. My face has peeled twice this winter (which, for me means more freckles) Tomorrow is Wenden Days. Dan will take the train down for the kids to take rides. We brought it down to AZ for the our grandkids during Christmas. Have a healing day and trust GOD for all things

Brenda n Lance said...

Will, I am so glad to hear you will be moving out of ICU soon. I bet it will be nice to have a little bit of quiet time. Just think, soon you will be recovered and back in Hagerman. You have so many friends that truly miss you. I didn't know one human being could have so many true blue friends. Well, you are clearly missed by many and I am happy to hear that you are getting stronger each day. Keep up the good work and don't be hard on yourself. Love Brenda n Lance

Anonymous said...

Hey Will
You are a trooper! Know you must be a little frustrated but your body has gone through a lot more than many of ours. Don't be so hard on yourself! None of us are going anywhere... well Coach Clark is aging a bit I guess. Can you believe what Tyson said about his driving? (Poor old guy, if I was there I'd definitely stick up for him)
Okay on a serious note, we all know how hard you are working because of all these special offers that everyone has for you. Speaking of that, if you get out of the hospital I'll buy your ticket to Florida, how is that for an offer.
YOU are so missed even though I'm not in Hagerman for you to come home too. Maybe when you get there I'll have to make a special visit. Actually it would be cheaper for me to come to Salt Lake, so keep that in mind as well.
Your journey must be so incredible, you have so much to share with all of us. Always making me think of what we take for granted!
I love you Will!
Terri and Tom too!!!
Talk to you soon,