I thought I was going to be witty and call this the Saturday Evening Post, but then I realized it is only Friday! That tells you what the past couple of days have been like.Mike had a good day. He got off several meds and had several tubes removed. He is still quite groggy, so speech is difficult. He also had ultrasounds of all his limbs to check for blood clots. So far no new ones have developed, but this is a risk. They removed any unnecessary tubes and ivs in hopes of reducing the likelihood in those areas. He is also on blood thinners which increases the risk of bleeding in the brain, but hopefully is far enough removed from surgery that this won’t happen. We are not out of the woods yet, but we are closer than yesterday.
I apparantly did not get the gravity of the situation on Thursday morning. I know blood clots in the heart and lungs are very dangerous and can be fatal, but I just figured, we know they are there, just remove them. Dr. Fogleson was almost gleeful to see Mike today and said that he really did not think he would be seeing him today. We are grateful that God chose to answer all of our prayers in the way we wanted Him to this time.
Dr. Fogleson is the doctor we see most often. If anything happens and he is near, he is there immediately. We have repeatedly made it clear that many people are praying for him as well when they pray for Mike. Today he said that he has even prayed for Mike. I’m not sure that is a common thing for him, but we are developing a good relationship with him and who knows what God might want to do there.
It’s time for bed. I am hoping for a full 8 hours tonight, maybe even more! I am praying that Mike will get good rest and have an even better day tomorrow.