Friday, March 17, 2006


This is the front of Lucille Packard Children's Hospital. This long narrow walk way can be the most oppresive & lonely trail to the parents of a sick child. Everyday last summer as we would walk towards the entrance, Terri and I would steel ourselves in preparation for the news that usually awaited us behind those doors. This morning I asked myself, "are the storm clouds above a foreshadowing of the day to come? Will Matthew be extubated today?"

2 comments:

TUFFENUF said...

So glad to hear that Matthew made it sucessfully thru his surgery, and thank you Dad for keeping up the blog. I know it is a tough and trying time for you and your wife, try to relax and get some rest yourselves. I have been praying for you and your family, and hoping for a speedy recovery for Matthew.

Grandma W said...

I am happy to report the clouds told a different story than what was going on "inside the hospital". Matthew was extubated almost 24 hours after his surgery with no significant consequences. He was breathing on his own even though he was intubated, so when the tube came out, he stepped up to the plate and hit a home run. What a guy! What a differnce from his first surgery when it took a long time to get him off the machines. Everyone of us, including the staff, rejoiced..........Thanking God for his Blessings and those who are praying for him. No need to shout, God is listening to our thoughts and what is in our hearts. Thank you, Heavenly Father!
Keep getting better, our little prince! Love you sweet baby, grandma w