Sunday, June 14, 2009

No news is good news?

Sometimes I wish I had more background in the medical industry.

But Hubby does, being a fireman/EMT and he says the knowledge he has makes this situation with his mom good and bad all at once. Good because he knows things, can interpret and translate what the doctors and nurses say to his family, and it feels nice to understand - but that just is an added pressure, having to put positive spins on it for his family so they don't feel worse, and of course, its hard knowing exactly how severe this is and what her chances are.

But thankfully, we believe in a GOD who is much bigger than percentages.

No real news today on her condition. About the same. The pressure went down significantly yesterday morning but back up significantly last night after a busy day of visitors and treatment. Its fluctuating every day like that. I guess thats better than staying up...?

I had a good weekend visiting Hubby and he is coming home today for the first time to sleep in his own bed in a solid week. Today is one week exactly from the accident. Feels like its already been a month. Can't believe it.

Hubby will keep going back and forth this week. Please keep praying for us. The strain of us not being a family together just makes this harder. Little Miss, Hubby and I have been together in person a total of maybe 7 spread out hours in the last solid week. Not kidding. I counted yesterday.

Keep praying for Cindy, and all of our family as Hubby and his sister make decisions tomorrow regarding a possible surgery for her brain, or a heavy sedation that will enable her to hopefully rest to the point of having to do nothing but heal - machines will do everything else for her like breathe, etc. The scary part about the sedation option though is while its less risky than surgery, she'd have zero brain activity during that time. To me it seems like that'd make it less likely for her to ever wake up since she's having brain activity now on her own. But I don't think it works that way. We'll definitely talk to the docs about risks before deciding.

Thanks for the prayer and support. More updates to come. =) We're praying for a great day today!


Georgiana said...

I'm glad to hear you have at least one night of "normal" before heading into the week. Thankfully God is big and in control.

Still praying.

Erica Vetsch said...

Praying, Betsy. Thank you for keeping us posted.

Carmen7351 said...

Will keep praying. A difficult decision to make.

Liz Johnson said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL. She'll definitely be in my prayers, and you will, too. I love what you said about a God who is bigger than percentages. It's good to know we serve a God who loves and cares for us. :) This situation is in His hands, and His love never fails.