Saturday, January 1, 2011

HOME AND DOING WELL!

Jim and I just landed back in Houston. We headed straight to Mel's and Austan's and more importantly Witt's!!! He is doing quite well. His blood gas test done in the ER showed all his levels are good. We will never know how long Witt's tube was disconnected but whats most important is that he is doing good and there appears to be no long term effects. I can't imagine what last night must have been like for Melanie and Austan...to wake up to Witt's alarms going off, a tube disconnected from the ventilator and Witt pale and very limp. Austan said that by the time the paramedics got there Witt had finally moved a couple of fingers but that was it. Austan also told me that he had to drive his car while Mel went with Witt in the ambulance and that he wasn't sure what he would face when he got to the hospital. What Austan didn't know was that during the ambulance ride, Witt took the pacifier out of his mouth and smiled at the paramedic! Witt has bounced back quickly and my prayer is that Melanie and Austan are able to do so also. They were blaming themselves for not hearing the alarms sooner. Tonight Jim and I are spending the night with them. Hopefully they will get some much needed sleep!

6 comments:

Kelli said...

Praising God everything looks great with Witt!

Praying right now with my baby in my chest for Mel and Austan. I can't even imagine what they went through. Lord please give them peace and comfort and remind them they are AMAZING AND WONDERFUL parents to your precious Witt!

rise' said...

Sweet peace. He is faithful.

Sonja said...

Bless their hearts, and yours too! Thank God for His faithfulness. Even as you all are blessed to have Witt... he is also so blessed to have this loving, caring, Godly family. I love you all!!

lynn said...

I can't describe the surge of joy--and relief-- I felt when I rounded the corner in the ER to see Witt kicking and smiling!! Such a HUGE blessing to start the new year focused on the Lord, and a reminder that HE is the one who protects our children, even when we can't. As Kelli said, Melanie and Austan are amazing and wonderful parents; it's so clear that God specifically chose them to be Witt's mom and dad.

Nancy said...

Such good news. Such a good God.

Elizabeth said...

I just checked in on Mr. Witt and saw what had happened, so very scary for Melanie and Austan. So very happy that Witt is doing well ! your family is always in my prayers. Love to see Witt clapping, and he always has a smile, just warms my heart. God is always watching over Witt!