We had a big day here. Will still has a plugged lower lobe in in right lung and now a middle lobe is also collapsed. This isn't that uncommon but since he's not able to cough too much on his own the doctor said she might just go down into his lungs with a bronchioscope (no points off for spelling) and help unplugged those two lobes. They gave it a couple of days to try to let it unplug on its own but so far it hasn't worked. It's not because Will hasn't tried. The doctors said maybe if he got up and walked a few steps it might move things along. So you all know Will, if they said to walk once, he will be walking three times and that's what he did. He tried and tried to make himself cough and he kept asking if he could do something more. The doc tried to tell him that sometimes resting is enough but Will doesn't see if that way. He considers resting a waste of time. So after the doctors look at the xrays this morning, they will decide to do that procedure.
He ate some mac and cheese and had another pepsi. He's eating a lot of pudding which is ok
He did get one of his chest tubes out and now he's able to move a little bit more. I got to stay in and watch that. YUCK! They are drawing blood gases right now, which is painful, and Will apologizes to them for making them come out at 4:30 a.m. to do this. I just shake my head.
Don has turned out to be Will's favorite nurse. He's an older man but he is just so caring. I don't know what we would have done if we didn't have him taking care of Will in the evenings. If we don't understand what's happening, Don explains it so even I understand. Well he's taking a few days off, which he deserves after putting up with us 12 hours a day for several days now. (Will still needs one-on-one nursing care). Before Don left tonight he came in and gave me a hug and told me Will was the most amazing patient he's ever had. That was very touching to me. Later I told Will what he said and he came right back with "He hasn't been a nurse very long, has he?"
Will's medicine still keeps him in the fog sometimes. One time today he woke up and wanted to know why he was there. I explained he was in the hospital. He said he wasn't, that he was in the Bliss school parking lot. How sad is that? Of all the places that his mind could have taken him and he goes to Bliss.
People have asked me to let them know specifically what to pray for so I try to let them know.
today we need prayers to get those two lobes unplugged so he can get those lungs working as well as they can. After that we should be able to move forward quickly. Prayers are a mighty tool and God listens to everyone. Thank you for keeping our family in your prayers and I hope I can do the same. We miss everyone back home and it won't be too long before we get back there. Our God is an awesome God.
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