First, the most important news: We have a new baby boy in the family. My niece, Billie and her husband, Matt delivered a 7 lb 7 oz boy around 1:30 this afternoon. Will is so excited but the first things he asked was if Billie was all right. He's pretty close to her and her sister, they kind of grew up together. They don't have a name yet. Everybody is doing well.
Will is doing a little better today. It's amazing what a few hours sleep can do for a body. They are still trying to get him down to ct scan on his lungs but don't feel good about moving him yet.
They kept him pretty sedated today to try to keep the pain away and to give him some more sleep. Dr. Cahill came in and said to do that for one more night and then we need to start weaning him off the vent. So it looks good that maybe tonight or tomorrow he can get off the vent and start clearing out his new lungs again. His blood gasses looked good.
We had some visitors today. Will's pediatrician, Dr. Geist, and his respiratory therapist, Jo Hawkins and her husband, Jim and daughter, Megan came up and spent an hour visiting. They knew it might be a long shot that Will would be awake to see them but he did spend some time with them. He felt bad because while they were here his vent tube slipped and needed to be put back farther in the throat. That does hurt and so he needed some more pain meds, which made him very sleepy. They came down all this way to make sure everybody was treating us well and that Will was okay.
I am going to publish a story written by a good friend of his but I will do it later. I think it speaks volumes on the love Will is getting from all over.
Steven from Chicago, thanks for the uplifting words. When Will gets more lucid, I will read it to him. It will be so good to hear from someone who has had this done.
Grandma Cherie-what you wrote was beautiful. Thank you so much.
so we are having a good night. Love to all
and hope God's blessings are upon you,