We expect to discharge sometime tomorrow (Saturday). Caden was moved out of the PICU and into to a regular room this evening. He is back on his normal diet of Nestle Compleat (purred chicken dinner) delivered via g-tube three time per day. He has been taken off the telemetry monitoring and has only a pulseoxometer that shows his O2 sats and heart rate (same type monitoring equipment we have at home).
Things are home were a little more challenging that normal because all three of our other boys are coughing and having a hard time sleeping. In addition JJ in particular wanted to see Caden so bad today but was not allowed due to his own illness and Caden being in the ICU. I did call Sherry and asked her to put Caden on the phone to talk to JJ and Riley after dinner. I was able to have dinner with Riley, JJ, and Levi before leading our Growing Kids God’s Way class through a lesson on the Touch Points of Love tonight. I know, I know, we probably should have cancelled class, but Sherry and I wanted to get past that lesson since the next chapter is The Father’s Mandate. That next chapter for dads will make for a great follow-on lesson to the new Courageous Movie opening next Friday night. We are meeting our class at the theatre to view the movie together during our normal class time next week. We highly encourage you to support this movie by getting out and to see it next weekend during its opening weekend. This movie is produced by the same guys who did Fireproof and Facing the Giants.
Thank you all for your prayers and kind words via Facebook these past few days. Please continue to pray for:
- Caden’s rapid and complete recovery
- Caden’s protection from illnesses, infections, and complications
- Caden’s comfort and continued self-control.
- Health, understanding and compassion for Riley, JJ and Levi
- Patience for Joe (Grandpa) as he cares for the other three boys
- Continued decrement, humility, and thankfulness for Sherry and me