Brent was moved to 4th floor ICU last night-Room 452. (The ICU is located just down the ramp from where the family has been staying for the past few days.) Brent's fever broke during the night, and he was able to get some good rest. He is on the vent only to assit him, in getting more strength in his lung. They hope to ween him off the vent today or tomorrow. While in ICU Brent is limited to visitors, and only during visiting hours. Please pray that Brent's body will be free from infection, so that they will be able to perform his shoulder surgery Friday morning. Thank you all so much for your kind words of encouragement- they have been a source of strength for our family! We could not imagine going through this without you!
" Then you will call upon me come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." - Jeremiah 29:11-13
Praise God!!! Brent is making great progress!! Mom and I have been able to stay back with Brent for the past few hours (even though they aren't allowing visitors- doesn't hurt to ask! thats my theory!:)) Brent loves to hear good news and we've gotten quite a bit this morning. They have had his arms strapped to the bed so that he wouldn't pull on tubes. I asked if they could take them off if I watch him to make sure those would not be bothered- they let me!!! He was quite relieved!! They have done an x-ray on his chest to see the condition of the lung in hopes of taking out the breathing tube. His stats are great right now, and they are hoping to take the tube out shortly. The resident working with Brent even went to the extent of showing me his x-rays and the condition of his lung- quite interesting! Brent kept sending me out to get more information about every 30 mins. It seemed like every time i went out to get information we would get good news! I think the nurse might be tired of me asking questions!:)
The best news of the day... Brent's spinal precaution has been lifted!! He is able to sit up, and move around. His first request was to have his back scratched!! The doctor told me that if Brent wanted to he could even sit up 90 degrees in a chair!- we are needing to make baby steps, but making great progress! They plan on sending a physical therapist around within the next few days and start working just a little bit at a time. Brent is so excited!
We have told Brent to write us notes instead of trying to talk because it hurts, that's been a great source of communication :). I am soo proud of Brent! He is such a fighter!
Thank you all so much for your prayers! I know that Brent is doing so well because of them! Our God is awesome!!
Brent is still doing great! After 3 different chest x-rays, the doctors decided to remove the vent around 4:00. Brent is breathing on his own with the help of oxygen. His stats are still looking good!:) He's had a great day with lots of positives. We weren't expecting any of this to happen today! God is so good! Please continue to pray for his comfort.