Monday, September 8, 2008

Well, tommorw it's been two weeks!

It's amazing to me that its been that long...sometimes it seams like time is flying and other time so slow. When we started this adventure they said they we needed to measure the progress by weeks not days. So two weeks into this we have come a long way. They are working to get him off sedation now, the way that they do this is to take it off for as long as they can and then put it back on when he can't tolerate it anymore. They did it yesterday for about 2.5 hours. It was hard to watch. He moves a little more each time, he doesn't really open his eyes it not like he is all the sudden awake. The sedation meds store in your body so it will take a while for it all to wear off. The reason that they needed to put it back on was because of his blood pressure, which has been a issue for him since he was 19. The thing that is really good it that the reason isn't because of his icp (brain pressure). That tells me that the brain is doing better. Anyway, I have said that dad has always tried to teach us its ulitment patience. I know that the road will be long, however, I know for a fact with the Lords help its Possible. Someone reminded me the other day how the Lord gives you straight to be able challenges. I can feel that daily!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

An Amazing Man!!!!!!!!!!!

Dad...I Love You, Keep Fighting!!! Thanks for Always being so Good to me and my family!!! Kourtnie (I took this pic about 2 weeks before his accident.)

How Papa situation has affected the Kids

Well we pray for him all the time or they are aware what is going on with him. If you ask them what is wrong with Papa the kids will say that he "hurt his head". When you ask who is helping him they will say....Well the first couple times Lillie said Heavenly Father and the Doctors. Now they say that the Doctors are helping him. The other morning after I had a hard night at the hosptial. When I got home Lillie and I were cuddling in bed and we said a prayer for Papa. Later I was sleeping and she was playing on the bed about four times in a row she said. Heavenly Father...Bless Papa...Amen. It was so cute. It reminded me of the Faith of a child and just and simple it has to be. Later that day (about 4 hours) I was in the Kitchen and she came upstairs and said, Mama, Papa be OK. and then went on her way. I love how she keep it in perspective for me. Her child like faith is amazing and powerful.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sitting Next to the Shittier....

Well you might think that I have lose my mind and I am here to tell you that I think maybe I have. No not really this recovery of Dad has been a roller thing that I have to say very that Jed has been a trooper. He really doesn't do these sort of things very well and I was a little worried about him the first night that we got here. However he has stepped up to the plate and put his game face on. I don't have to worry about coming here he is always ready to take care of the kids. Jed has given me so much moral support. As you can imagine my emotions have been strate crazy sometimes and he is always there with a shoulder to cry on and ear to listen. Thanks you Sweetheart...this whole experience have made me realize even more why I Love You. You are my Man and I will always love you!!!

OK so you are probably wounder why I say sitting next to the Shittier....well it because in Dad's ICU room there is a toilet and the chair that we sit in are right around it. Yes that is what we do all day is sit here watch numbers and sit next to the shittier. Dad is doing well. It has been a roller coaster. We have good hour and bad hours. Its all about icp---ccp and blood pressure! We watch those numbers and hope for the best. Shoot we don't hope for the best we know that he will be coming home it is all a matter of time. They say that after 7 days the swelling should start to go down and that is today. So we are waiting to see from here where we go. He is still in a drug induced comma and is on the vent. He is showing great signs of improvement and we are very hopeful. Wait I said those same words in my last blog, but its true!!!! We are very hopeful.

They are going to but a track and g tube in probably on Wed I think... they want him to be stable for 24 hours before we do that. We we will wait and see. When you are here at the hospital its like you are in another world. Its a good thing but the waiting room for this floor is all Crital patients families we have become friends with most of them don't know there name just about there loved ones. Mom is doing so great. i want to be a wife like her...she is so uptight that she wont even read she just watches numbers.