Cole had a calm night as expected, due to his increased sedation. He was quite anxious yesterday. He fully expected to have the tube out immediately post surgery, so this set back was hard for him to take, hence the pulling out of tubes.

The incident happened last night during the shift change when we were out of the room. Now Cole has the nickname, Houdini, because in order to reach the nasal canulas, with his restrained hands, he had to scoot his body down in the bed to grab them. The nurse had just been next door with her other patient when she noticed his alarms sounding, so she rushed over to find the nasal canulas out and Cole’s hand on his respiratory tube in hopes to get that one out as well.

Needless to say, I think they are going to keep Cole “rested” today. Therefore I’m hoping today will be easier than it has been.

His chest x-ray’s continue to show improvement so we are moving in the right direction…just at a slower pace than we had originally anticipated.

Feel free to join us in the visitors room today, someone is usually out there while another is by Cole’s side.

A scripture for Cole and the rest of us:
Psalm 118:6
“The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

Please know we are not afraid in the least. Tired, blindsided and bothered by his suffering, but not afraid. We love you all.