Rounds today where quick. From my experience, it’s a good thing when doctors don’t have much to say. The warming is going well…nothing too exciting. His legs don’t feel like frozen chicken thighs and his color is coming back a little.
His blood pressure is slightly lower. They are standing by with meds if we need them but so far we haven’t. His pulse is a little quicker, that bit goes along with being warmer. Things slow down when cold. It’s within the normal range.
When he reaches normal temperature we are going to stop giving him the paralysis meds. It takes about 8-10 hours to metabolize. Then we wait and watch. Will he open his eyes? Will he move his arms or legs? Will he hold my finger like I’ve been longing for? Cant he breath on his own? Time. Prayer.
They commented on how his temperature has remained pretty stable the whole time. There hasn’t been spikes or dips … Here comes the kicker. Dr Meyer said that it looks like things are a little more organized in Owen than previous patients. My heart tightened and I took a quick breath.
It’s taking all of my power not to hold on too tightly to those words. Could we honestly be a part of the 2%? Owen the miracle baby? On Saturday and Sunday if you asked me I would have said I’ve lost him. He’s gone and I can’t find him. But he is here. He is getting ready to come back. I just know it. It has to be true.
Your prayers are being heard. Scream your prayers – whisper them – write them down. Just keep praying. Your strength is working. Thank you thank you thank you. I know I’ll never be able to pay those back who have been so generous to us. Thank you.