Sunday, February 21, 2010

Update - Kathy

Cale is still responding well to everything the doctors are doing to control his heart rate, blood pressure and fever. He is still on the mild sedative for his heart rate. He gets medicine for his blood pressure and antibiotics for inflammation on his brain that could possibly be meningitis. He has a cooling mattress under him to control the fever and a heating blanket on top because otherwise he shivers. The doctor came in this afternoon and told Kathleen and I that his CT scan showed that his brain is stable at this point. He said that we need to look at this as good news. They have gotten everything stabilized now. The plan for tomorrow will be to cut back on the respirator to have him go to breathing more on his own. That will put him where he was before they did surgery on his femur. He also said that will prevent him from getting pneumonia any worse. They have also been doing nebulizer treatments which help with his breathing. Right now with everything stabilized, it is so peaceful to just sit in his room and know that he is healing. Cale's brother Ty and his wife Nikki came today and noticed a big difference in how much he is healing. After looking at pictures of Cale and Kathleen's car today I realized that a big miracle has already happened. Cale is alive!!!!

2 comments:

  1. STACI AND FAMILY2/21/10, 8:59 PM

    So Cale in 12 days we have written you a book that will take a while to read, I think I might count how many people have responded to the blog, how many times you have been prayed for, man your so loved I hope you know that, now you will see or as I state read it ok, it will make you cry, make you smile, and make you see how not to take time forgranted. I believe your sleeping peacefully and will wake up when your rested, pray today your rested. love you Staci

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  2. Caitlin Downs2/21/10, 10:15 PM

    I'm so glad that he is in stable condition. I want you all to know that I am praying for Cale. May God continue to do amazing things for him and everyone else around him.

    Also know that if I could give you all humongous hugs, I would. Keep on keeping on.

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