The majority of this past weekend was spent with Skyler in the PICU at Primary Children's. It was a long, sleepless, and emotionally exhausting weekend. I do not know how Skyler's mom, Crystal, and Grandma have been doing this continuously for over a month now.
Skyler had been having very scary nights. Thursday night the whole fam
ily gathered at the hospital at 3:00am to be with him. Friday night we spent the night with Skyler to let Mom and Grandma sleep for a night. Skyler was ab
le to receive a blessing from his Grandpa before everyone left.
Jason and I stayed up all night with him, prepared for another hard night, but come morning time things were actually looking up.
The Church is true.
Skyler gave us a scare while we were there on sunday and his lungs started leaking. They had to put tubes in both sides of his chest. I also got news today that his lung collapsed on him again. A big concern on Sunday was his liver. They have him on a breathing machine and dialysis, which is like an additional kidney. However, they say that they do not have a machine to be his liver.
He is so heavily sedated that it is almost like he is in a coma. It is so hard to see him like this, but it is easier for me to not see him struggling. I pray that he is in a peaceful place through all of this and not feeling any pain.
Be strong little guy!
Some quite observations:
-Hospitals are always cold
-It is so hard to see the full parking lot, and the many many rooms through out the whole hospital with so many people in all of them
-There is a lot of good in the world, but there is also a lot of pain and heartache, you need your family to get through it
-It is very scary to hear a Doctor swear when looking at x-rays and then rush into the room, usually not a good sign
-Crystal is the bravest woman I know! We are the same age, and yet she is years ahead of me
-Nurses are amazing, it is hard work "living" for someone else
-Mothers are amazing, it was heart breaking for me to watch Crystal sit on Skyler's bed and hold his little foot and cry over him. I can not even begin to imagine what this must be like for her.
-Grandmas are amazing, as Crystal sat there with Skyler, her mother sat
right by her side holding her hand. She has been with Crystal this entire time. Putting her work and personal life completely on hold.
-The Priesthood is amazing, it makes me wonder how any one else ever survives anything with out the help of a Priesthood Blessing.
-Husbands are amazing, I have been so grateful for Jason, he is
so strong through out all of this, I can not imagine how Crystal does it on her own. I know Ben, Skyler's dad, is looking down on both of them.
-The Plan of Salvation is incredible, as hard as it is to imagine a life with out any loved one, I can't imagine going through something like this with out the knowledge that we are so blessed to have.
Skyler you are strong and brave and we all love you so much!