Tomorrow is finally the first day of school. If you’re taking pictures, be sure to check out Popular Photography‘s September 2009 issue, page 48, about how to get that perfect shot.
In the meantime, it’s a complete schedule adjustment for everyone here. The kids are needing to start being more diligent about time management especially since this is their big eighth grade project that takes the entire school year to put together. Hubby is having to map out his own schedule now that the captain’s test at the fire department has been announced. And me? I’ll be going through the thousands of pictures we’ve taken over the summer, sorting through them, archiving and deleting several while posting and sending out many more.
And then there’s the whole site revamp that will be mapped out. But the priority on my plate is finishing up one of the novels and getting a few short stories cleaned up and sent to press.
I don’t know where the person got their info about the CT and the Dr meeting and update, buuuuut they were wrong. All of [that about the tests updated last night] didn’t happen. Last night was tough again. Our superhero nurses worked very hard all night as Sean’s ICP wanted to climb. This morning he is high teens, low twenties. He is in day 5 as of midnight last night. God is good and He is holding tight to Sean.
As for us, Vince and I had a heart to heart this morning and realized that we are starting to hit critical mass and we brain stormed (not easy with tired brains) on how to handle the next few days better. What we came up with is that we need to curtail the visitors a little and to update in person less. So on the advice of wise friends we are asking that people limit their visits and get their updates on Sean from this page. We really don’t want people to stay away as we need your love and support but we know that you will understand our need to reserve our energy for each other.
Okay your assignment for the day is to spend some time praying for the people you love, not just the ones in crisis but for every one you love. I think that when we take the time to raise up our loved ones to the Lord, we deepen our love and appreciation for them and for One who put them in our lives. God is great and He is present.
Terri wrote in her latest update just a few moments ago that she is feeling drained. While she emphasizes the support of friends and family has been helpful, she certainly needs her share of prayers and loving thoughts to lift her spirits and care for her needs, too. I’m sure her husband and daughter could use a little extra, too. So please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Here’s the most recent update:
Well after I posted about the ICP 11, things went a little awry. Sean had a junction heart rhythm. You will have to google that because I don’t understand it well enough to explain it. It only lasted for a little while then his heart went back to sinus rhythm. After that they did an EEG to try to determine what caused it, the barbiturates or the brain injury.
His EEG went well. It showed his brain firing as it should. They didn’t fully figure out the cause but they did some med adjustments. His ICP has been anywhere from 11 to 31, mainly high teens, low twenties. Sooooo he’s stable, he’s hanging in there.
I wish I could report that he was on the mend but I have been told this is a long slow process. Right now we have to be thankful for every day and not get to excited about small changes either direction.
We are also hanging in there. Feeling a little worse for wear riding an emotional roller coaster, but God and friends and family are holding us when we are week.
I will post again later but I suspect things will be about the same for the next couple of days. As I said before lets just be thankful for stability.
As always thanks so much for the much needed prayers and support. Keep on praying prayer warriors!
The last time I went in to see Sean his ICP was 16-21. They had moved him to the airbed and his ICP went up to 28 but dropped right away. The DR. came in when I was there and said that he thinks that Sean has turned a corner. That doesn’t mean he’s out of the woods yet but it does mean something. We have to be careful how excited we get because things can go up and down but you know what, we are feeling pretty good right now and feeling the hope and thats a good thing. Thank you God for holding my boy! As always pray ceaselessly and know that God is great and He is present.