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Friday, February 19, 2010

Update - Joy

Cale is still fighting, his body is healing and now we need him to wake up. Yesterday they put a cooling blanket on him to the keep his fever down. After they bathed him last night his heart rate shot up and he started to shiver uncontrollably, so they have added a heating blanket that blows warm air on him. His body temperature on the inside is being kept cool and his outside body temperature is being kept warm. We may know more after the doctors make their rounds this morning. I want to make sure that everyone understands that they removed his ventilator tube several days ago, but the tracheotomy tube is still in. The doctors had thought about removing the tracheotomy tube, but have decided to wait on that until they have the pneumonia under control. Once they remove the tracheotomy, Cale will be breathing entirely on his own.

The biggest miracle that God has shown us so far, is that Cale survived this accident. Looking at pictures of the car ( I have not seen the car, but everyone else has), it doesn't look that bad, because the top of the car has been cut off. When I got on a plane in Pasco, WA to come here, the doctors had told me that Cale's prognosis was not very good. I have been here a week now and the micro-mini baby step miracles that happen every day are just a continuation of the really big one. I am in awe of my Father the great healer, he has been my rock & my strength for the last week. This morning I was able to send a message to the marine who sat & talked with Kathleen, keeping her calm until help arrived. One more blessing He has bestowed on us. Thank you Lord, for your divine intervention.


  1. I pray 100 times a day if not more that he'll wake up. You are missed, but thank the Lord you can be there where you need to be. Hugs to you and yours!
    -Kathleen D.

  2. Jean M. Benson2/19/10, 9:20 AM

    Kathleen, Caleb, all of you are in our constant prayers. And yes so is the young man who caused all of this. We love all of you so much. We wait on Jesus and with baited breath for the moment when He shall say OK Caleb wake up. Until that time just know not a moment goes by that he and you are not in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Joy, I am praying for you and your family! I know God will pull your son-in-law through this. God is our mighty healer, we are all healed through his blood. God will show up, I promise that.

  4. you all.

  5. Praying for all involved. Much love. Rick & Ellen

  6. my family prays for cale and his family to get through this. pictures are always deceiving. we were in a 50 mph head on in august and looking back, im thanking god for not taking my 3 children and wife from me. i hope god can do the same for you as he did for us! my best wishes

  7. The news is a little discouraging but i am still praying for all of you that are there for my brother and Kathleen. I wish he would wake up so I know that everything is ok. I dont mean that in a selfish way at all. I love you Cale with all my heart and everyone will be in my prayers. I know his awakening will take time but he will wake up when GOD feels its time. This is in his hands. Once again I am praying and I have many people on my behalf are praying for everyone too. I love you lil big bro. Love your big lil sis, Chei


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