To say the least, the past 72 hours have been an emotional roller coaster, from walking in on a scene from a movie, Mary blue and unresponsive, to a scary ER trip to Keller, to the helicopter not starting, to just a day later, Mary being extubated and acting like her old self again, to making plans to come home this morning, then at around 1030 today, or world seemed like it came crashing down, when Mary started having seizures. All of the fears that we thought we had avoided, because Mary seemed to be acting just fine, came rushing back. Kate and I have both been so overcome by emotion, Uncontrollable crying, etc. As the seizures continued to come throughout the day we feared the worst. Then when the doctors tried to reintubate, and it didn't take and we watched her o2 saturation go to 4, the unthinkable crosses your mind.
Luckily, we do have a lot to be thankful for. . . Great doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists who were able to reintubate Mary and are continuing to care for her, thankful for the thousands of people who are praying for Mary, thankful for family who rushed to be with her from all over the country, thankful for great friends back at West Point who have taken care of our son, and made trips down with supplies and food.
Mary is finally resting, she had an extremely rough day, to go along with the seizures, her temperature soared to over 102 for several hours, we had to use a cooling blanket to finally bring it down. Her heart rate has been in the 170's or above for most of the night, and has finally started to come down. We are very thankful for that.
We hope that tomorrow mary continues to improve and we get the results from the MRI and hopefully it will help to answer some of the unknown.
Please continue to lift Mary up in prayer to our Heavenly Father.