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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Update - Joy

I just came out of Cale's room and talking to the doctors. His pneumonia is worse this morning, so they are going to clean out his lungs at 2:00 pm this afternoon. He is still having problems with fever, so they are placing a cold cover on him today to help bring down the fever. He has a fractured clavicle that is causing some tinting of his skin, the clavicle should heal on it's own. His heart rate and blood pressure are still elevated, so they are upping the dosage of medicine to bring those down. The doctors said if they had to choose an infection it would be pneumonia, because they have dealt with pneumonia a lot and it is the easiest to control. I was looking at Cale from both his right and his left side, while standing on his right side he appears to be sleeping. When I switch to the left side, I see all of the staples in his head, the bruising on the eye and neck and I just have to thank God for bringing him this far. He is alive because of God's divine grace and God has a special plan for Cale and Kathleen. Everyone here has been extremely kind and helpful. There are a lot of families who sit and wait for the outcome of their loved ones just as we do and we are able to share a common bond with them. We share stories and prayers for each other, we are not alone as God does His miraculous work in Cale.

I was in the Chapel and God laid it on my heart to pray for the 16 year old who pulled out in front of Cale and caused the accident. I just have to wonder what he and his family must be feeling. For all of you who are praying for Cale, I would like to ask that you also pray for this young man. Pray also for my son Juan, who witnessed the accident and was the first to see his sister and Cale. He is having trouble getting the images out of his head, also pray for my 11 year old granddaughter, who was also a witness to the accident. Continue to pray for all of us who are here lending support to Kathleen in whatever way we can. Kathleen, Kathy and I extend our love to all of you.


  1. Thank you so much to all of you for keeping us updated. It helps my prayers to be more specific. I will add the 16 year old, Juan and your granddaughter. All my love, Bonnie.

  2. its very hard to images like that out,but with gods help things will be ok

  3. So focused on Caleb and Kathleen and immediate family I forgot about those involved in the accident---I will pray for them too!
    "Behold I will do a new thing, and now it shall spring forth...I am the God of all flesh..Is there anything too difficult for Me"?


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