Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Update - Kathleen

Today, Cale has had trouble all day with his high heart rate and his respiratory rate. I was able to sit with him pretty much all day until they would kick me out :) I had my blanket and bible in the chair with me along with my ipod and was just with him. About 4:45-almost 6 his breathing seemed to worsen. His heart rate was staying around 120 and he set the alarms off for the ventilator every couple minutes. The nurse finally sent for the respiratory doctor and there wasn't much he could do. They decided to try putting him on morphine to see if that would calm him. The nurse said it could be a reaction to him feeling pain. It's a good thing for him to react to pain but the effect is what's not good. Kathy, his mom, just went in to say good night to him and they wouldn't let her back. The morphine didn't seem to do the job...not sure what they're doing now. I'm staying all night with him since I've been able to sleep at the hotel for a few nights now (thanks to everyone that has given financially for that!). It was so good to just sit by his side and feel so much peace. Before, I had been feeling peace about the situation but in his room, every movement I would jump up and talk to him and hope that he would wake up. Now, I can feel peace sitting next to him, being reminded that in God's perfect timing my husband will wake up and the next part of healing will begin. I definitely can't wait for that day!
As for me, for those that have been wondering, I'm eating and taking care of myself. The first couple days I had absolutely no appetite and even when I would try to eat I didn't think I could keep anything down. I ended up getting dehydrated and they had to poke me again and pump me up through and IV. I'm not a fan of being poked so that straightened me up pretty quick! Haha! I know when this part passes and we start rehab, he's going to need me to be strong and healthy. My staples were taken out today too!
I have been so blessed with everyone that has been able to come so far and help carry the burden here. My mama Joy, TJ Bechard, Kristen Andrion, Joe Owens, Rachel Ehrsam, Hannah Hayner, Pastor David Hayner, his brother Ty and his family, my brother Juan and his family, and of course my mother in law Kathy have ALL been so amazing and have sacrificed so much. Then on top of all the support of everyone that has been here, I have all the support of everyone that has been praying for us and helping in other ways. I feel so overwhelmed with blessings. Thank you so much.

7 comments:

  1. i just heard in the tri city herald what has happened to your family. i am very sorry for you to have to go through this experience, and me and my family wish the best for you and your husband and we are praying for you all. stay strong and keep your head up.

    Jenny May
    Kennewick, Wa

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  2. Oh my little Kathleen. :) I think I was up most of the night last night praying for you and Cale. The article in the newspaper was very, very touching. I wish you were here so I could give you a hug! Keep taking care of yourself and God will take care of your boy. Let us know if we can do anything for you. Stay strong sweet girl!
    ~the "other" Kathleen

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  3. Bethany Mooney2/17/10, 8:23 PM

    Hi Kathleen,
    Just wanted to say Hi and tell you thank you for being such an inspiration! My heart breaks for you, yet everytime I come to this site, I feel overwhelmed by God's joy, love and peace...its incredible! My family and I are praying continuously for you and for Caleb! I know that our God is a mighty God and that He is sitting right there next to you and Caleb cheering you on! He will wake up at the perfect moment and I can't wait to read all about it! So thank you for letting god's love shine thru you even at this hardest hour!
    Love you guys,
    Bethany

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  4. celeste asks to see her uncle everyday.then she prays for him.kids are awsome.

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  5. Sarah White2/18/10, 3:54 AM

    Hi Kathleen! Glad to hear u are taking care of yourself too. I know that is hard to do in a stressful situation. Call me if you need ANYTHING!

    Sarah (and Ryan)

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  6. Hi Kathleen! This is Amy Wells, (David's wife and Dustin Hall's little sister) Just wanted you to know that my family is standing with you in prayer that God heals Cale. I know, without a shadow of doubt, that God is still in the healing business and is capable of performing amazing miracles. My family has experienced His healing power this year in the life of my daughter and husband. I won't pretend to know exactly what you are going through, but I do knwo that we serve a good God who will provide everything you need to get through this dark valley. I am excited to hear about the miracle that He will complete in Cale's life. May God bless you and fill you with His peace and abundant joy.

    Blessings!
    Amy Wells

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  7. Hi Kathleen, you are such a smart girl. Thinking ahead of things to know you need to take care of yourself so you can be there for him!! Good job. You are beautiful, girl. Your God will get you two through this. We're praying for you. Love, Greg & Julie H.

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