Thursday, November 10, 2005
Surgery a success!
The have done a temporary graft to all the burn areas. Also, they have inserted a trach tube and a g-tube. The trach is an "acute trach", so he will not be able to talk while it is in. The drs. expect to have him off the vent (which is coming through the trach tube) within the next week. At that point, he will have a speaking valve to communicate. Remember, the trach is just temporary, until his jaws are healed.
Sarah had written the other day that Jeremy has been a little more responsive lately. Patty & Robb mentioned that to the doctors and they said for now, his sedation will only be increased if he seems to be in pain or is agitated. So, they anticipate Jeremy will be aware of eveything within the next week. He is not being kept in a drug-induced coma anymore.
I didn't ask Patty about Jeremy's fever/infection, and I will try to remember to do that next time (or maybe Sarah can answer that for us), but I'm hoping that the fact he is "very stable" is a sign that the infection is weakening.
I am so thankful for this good news! Let's pray the progress will continue!
I was just made aware of this blog today from Cliff and have read every word tonight in my hotel room. I am so pleased that this has been set up as Jennie and I are constantly thinking and praying for Jeremy.
Now for what I want to say to Mr. and Mrs. Warriner and Sarah. Jeremy has always been a little brother to me as well as a father figure (if that makes sense). He was right behind me at Purdue, followed me as President of RHIT Society, to work at WHI, assingments in Connecticut and Texas, etc. but he was also teaching me lessons along the way. Jeremy was with me in Corpus Christi, TX the night I was called and told my sister was officially not going to make it. I will never forget how he helped keep me clam, helped me pack my suitcase, and prayed with me for my sister and family and drove me to the airport the next morning. He called constantly to make sure I was ok. He was equally supportive via phone during the past few years with my father's situation.
Your son and brother is very special. He has so many people pulling for him including Jennie and I and my entire family. I look forward to visting him during his recover and trying to repay him for all the support he has provided me. I am so terribly sorry this has happened to him and you. May God give you strength to make it one day at a time. Jim Goodman (Purdue Buddy)
today around 4am i found some papers about jeremy condition and i could not believe it at all.
i am so so happy you keep doing better and better,god gotta help you because you are a great friend.
I will be praying for you every night at 9PM and throughout the day.
Prayers for Robb and Patty and Sarah too!
Jo Ann H
I am thrilled to hear such positive news. You all deserve this ray of sunshine in what has been such a tumultuous storm of fear and sadness.
Jeremy, you are surrounded by people who love you and will do all they can to help you in your time of need. It will be a long road, but, remember, you don't face it alone.
You and your family probably don't know me because I don't believe we've ever met. I'm a member at North Church. You may have seen me, as my husband Jim & I sing in the choir. We've probably seen you in the congregation, too. But whether we've met or not doesn't matter. You're a part of our North family and we want you to know you're in our prayers. You're making great progress each day and things will get better. You have lots of friends pulling for you. God's blessings! - Jessica White
We cannot begin to tell you how much we think of you and pray daily for all of your healing.
Our oldest sons (7&4) say a prayer for you at every evening meal and beside their beds at night.
They do this unsolicited by us...
You have given all of us such perspective. It reaches all ages.
Jesus cradles you.
Your spirit is shining and a blessing to all those who know and care about you.