We’re going on Week Three of ICU and still no end in sight. Calvin is stable and trying to get off the vent, recover from his surgery, and maintain a stable neurological status. We’ve had lots of not-so-fun times with seizures and pain. It seems we come over the top of one hill just to see another peak in front of us. Ah well, one day at a time, right? If you’re still praying for us please pray for good health for Darryl and me as we juggle job, family, hospital, meals, etc. Pray that Calvin would have no repeat infection and would be able to wean off the vent, have seizures under control and have less pain.
I’ll post more when the mind is a little less tired and foggy. You know the stickers those fit and fabulous runners display on their cars? I’m going to make them for parents who have docked some serious hospital time. Right now we’re at 15.3 days of ICU. It’s a marathon of a different sort but strenuous beyond belief. Tonight I’m going to take a break from the race and huddle up with my cozy blankets and daydream of laying on sun-filled beaches near sparkling water with a cold gin and tonic in one hand and a book in the other. Escapism? Why yes, I think it is.