Calvin is in and out of a morphine-haze right now. He’s doing okay…we are looking forward to him doing better! As long as he is sedated by morphine his breathing is constant. As soon as we try to move him or he gets low on morphine he holds his breath and goes blue, with oxygen desaturating down to the 30′s and 40′s. He turns all sorts of ghastly colors and I start getting really nervous and mumbling breathe baby, breathe!
He eventually does take a breath and slowly his numbers climb with oxygen on and us frantically trying to get him to calm down. Usually nothing works except another dose of morphine. So we are just going to move slowly, keep him on morphine for a good while yet, and try to comfort him as much as possible.
My mom and dad are taking excellent care of our kids and having great adventures up by Sleeping Bear Dunes. We are SO grateful for family! Apparently Evie was so impressed with her pancake at Cracker Barrel (I don’t think she’s ever gone out for breakfast in her life til now) that she announced to my parents she was going to build a house right next to the place, she loved it so. Noah has them scouring all over for that special souvenir. Sophie is enjoying kayaking in my dad’s kayak, she’s quite a pro at it already. And did I mention the cousins? There’s seven up north with them…needless to say, I think they are having the time of their life. I look forward to them coming home tomorrow, Calvin always does a major perk-up when he hears their voices.
Darryl and I are a little tired and a bit on edge, keeping a close watch over Calvin suctioning and providing oxygen as needed. We’re taking shifts, giving one another a time to rest up. Last night Nate came up for the evening, I appreciated him spending time with Calv. We are really looking forward to longtime friends from Manitoba visiting this weekend, Barry and Norine Plett. We served in Cambodia together and haven’t seen them in years! We may only be able to meet in the hospital but it will be so good to see them.
For now I’m going to enjoy a quiet moment and enjoy the RAIN (yes! we needed it so badly) and continue on with my book. In between re-listening to the Gospel Coalition conference I’ve been enjoying Notes On A Century by Bernard Lewis. He is nearly a century old himself and is considered the greatest historian of the Middle East. It’s a window into a world I’d like to understand more.
Thanks for keeping Calvin in prayer.