Steph & Abby Brief Update & Meal Planning – 10/09/12 1:22pm (CST)

Steph is a bit more lucid today and has been able to hold Abby briefly.  She is still very confused as to what is going on, why she can’t have Abby in the room, and even where she is.  She doesn’t understand why she has to be in an ‘old lady’ ICU room (she’s currently in the negative pressure isolation room), and wants to take a shower.  It is all very frustrating for her.  When She was able to hold Abby today, she couldn’t do so very long, because she has to wear a mask, and cannot breathe as well with the mask on.  She had to give Abby back so that she could take her mask off.  There were tears, and it was hard to watch.  Please be praying for peace for her.  Pray that she will push through the pain of coughing in order to remove the junk from her lungs.  Pray that she will be able to be moved out of ICU today or tomorrow.

I’m doing okay today.  I slept at the hospital and was able to get a few hours of sleep.  When your spouse comes out of an induced coma (I guess that’s what that was, sleeping for over 36 hours) it’s not like the movies.  In the movies you see the couples holding hands, breaking into tears and telling each other how much they love each other.  In reality, there is a husband who looks like Sasquach trying to explain to his wife that she went to sleep pregnant and not knowing she would have a C-section, that the baby is okay, and that she is in the ICU.  All that Steph seemed to feel was frustration, and there is nothing I can do at this time to alleviate that.  She falls asleep, wakes up, and forgets where she is and why.  Yesterday she was trying to sneakily remove tubes and asked why she was at the circus…  I think her sense of humor is still in tact…  Please pray for peace, rest, and continued hope for me.

Our Community Group leaders at Christ Community Church are serving us by coordinating a meal schedule, and helping people know how to best help.  Several of you have offered meals, help, money, etc., but to be honest, I just don’t have the brain-space right now to handle those logistics, so Angus & Carly Furdson-Welsh have kindly offered.  If you are interested in helping out, please fill out the form below.  If you have trouble filling out the form below, please CLICK HERE and fill out the form there.

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