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.