Friday

July 31, 2009

Today, we held a family (seven of us) meeting with the doctor and nurses to discuss Bill's progress and where he's headed these next months.

The doctor said we can be cautiously optimistic, but to remember we are not out of the woods yet. Bill will be considered in critical condition as long as he is on the ventilator.

The main concern as we go further is infection.

The next steps will be decreasing sedation and pain medicines. Sometimes emergence of patients can take up to a month. Then, they will work on getting him off the ventilator and on oxygen. Physical therapy will be continued throughout. He will go back for surgery a couple more times to re-graft donor skin and areas that have not adhered.

After our meeting we all felt Bill is receiving the best care possible. All our questions were answered or addressed. The nurses and staff have been caring and patient with our unending questions!

Thank You for all your positive comments and heartfelt prayers for Bill's recovery and family. This gives us hope and keeps us strong for him.

5 comments:

  1. Aunt Nancy,

    This is good news. Mommy and I will continue to keep your DAd in our prayers.

    I love you,
    Matthew Daniel

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  2. Kerry & Doris CamperJuly 31, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    Dawn, thanks for the update, and not out of woods yet, but sounds like some progress. Our prayers will stop here, but double or tripple or what ever it takes to keep Bill strong. Thanks Kerry and Doris Camper in Virginia.

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  3. Dawn & Family - Time will help heal , but God will heal, we all need to be praying for Bill's recovery , no matter how long it may take , this is a man we have all come to know and love.. My family and friends are praying for the best kind of recovery for Bill. We love you guy's. Cilla & Tony

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  4. THAT SOUNDS MORE POSITIVE.BPT HOSPITAL IS A VERY CARING PLACE.I KNOWW BEEN THERE 8 TIMES 3 YRS,LOTS OF LOVE AND OUR PRAYERS GLENN,LAURA

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  5. So glad Bill is getting the best care possible. Taking things a day at a time is hard but I guess that is what we have to do. We are just so glad to be getting updates. Love to all! Dave and Deborah

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