Will didn't need a brochioscope yesterday. What happened was that his right lower and middle lobe was collapsed because of blockage and then the middle right lobe inflated again but the blockage went to the left middle lobe so that collapsed. So it just moved over. But that was good because it showed the dr. that Will can move the plugs himself.
They did find a blood clot in his neck and they started him on a heparin drip which will thin the blood and get rid of that. The drs also think maybe Will might have had blood clots in his lungs instead of plugs so maybe that was the problem. They could be right because yesterday Will took a big step forward. He was on 100% oxygen at the beginning of the day and when he went to sleep he was only on 3 liters. What a difference a day makes. His extremities (that's legs and arms for us normal speaking folks) are swelling up so they are checking into kidney trouble today. They will do a scan and let us know. He's starting to be more lucid and can understand things for longer periods of time. He also slept more tonight with less difficulty. Good day all in all. Tom and I are doing a tag team thing. He comes up and we hang together for a while and then I go to the apt. to sleep for a few hours in the early evening. Then I pull an all nighter which is working well for us. Will is so lucky to have a dad like that. Most men couldn't handle the hospital stays like Tom can. Angel and Aaron (aka Mr. and Mrs. Beutler) are coming up tonight after work. That will be nice. They should see a big change in Will.
As I leave the hospital everyday, I look around and see the suffering and the terrible times people are going through. I can't imagine going through something like this without God in my life. How do people survive that don't believe? I know I couldn't because knowing God is the only way. I know He is working in our lives and never leaves us alone. Will is so blessed to be surrounded by people who also believe in our merciful and loving God. The prayers that go up for Will just puts me in awe. You all have been praying for us and we have seen your prayers in a very powerful way over and over again. And I pray that someday I can take these miracles that I have seen the last two weeks and bless others. God is working in Will's life and ours and I pray that you feel the absolute truth of His love also.