Praise the Lord Isaiah has been taking continual small steps towards recovery! He is no longer critical, but guarded, meaning medically stable but still monitored closely in ICU. Even though he is still on the breathing tube and usually sedated, he has had periods of lucidity. He has been answering questions by nodding yes or no, following commands, and repositioning his "blue bear" to have it close by his side. He continues to have a lot of pain and the nurses have had to give him extra doses of pain medication to make him comfortable. Tomorrow they are planning to take his breathing tube out and hopefully his NG tube as well. We have been blessed with amazing and understanding nurses and other medical staff. It has made this situation much easier for us. They have been taking excellent care of Isaiah.
Josiah came down today with my brother David to visit us. It was too overwhelming for him to see Isaiah, but we said that was ok and it was very brave for him to come down to CHOP. Chris and I really enjoyed playing with Josiah, hugging him, tickling him, and having dinner with him. We really miss him and are grateful to Dave for bringing him down. Josiah said when Isaiah gets his breathing tube out, he will spend time visiting and talking to Isaiah. Also, our pastor from Calvary, Bill Tarr, came and prayed over Isaiah. One can never underestimate the power of God's people praying. We are thankful for godly leadership that take time for us.
Thank you for all the emails, texts, calls, etc. We have been encouraged by you. As for me, I am much more sore today, but surviving. Tomorrow, my mom will be coming up from TN to help us out. It'll be nice to have an extra set of hands.
Please pray for the following:
1. That we will be able to get into the Ronald McDonald House.
2. That Isaiah continues to improve.
3. That everything with the insurances work out for car repair and hospital coverage from my car accident.
4. That my soreness resolves quickly and that I don't have any residual negative effects from the accident.