We stepped out of our "home" to find it cold and raining. The weather seemed to fit our moods. Brittany and I went to the hospital this morning somewhat emotionally defeated. The morning visit went well, Gaines' nurse today is one we really like. We left the hospital this morning and Brittany was having a hard time fighting back tears. We know that Gaines is in a much better place now than he was a week ago but it is so hard to have your child in the hospital. Many of you probably know the feeling....I'm sure the pain is the same know matter how old your child is. You just never want them to experience pain of any kind.
As we left the hospital we got a telephone call from our Sunday School Teacher from AL. He is in the military and is going to be in DC on Wednesday for work. He was asking if he could come visit us this Wednesday afternoon. We then got a telephone call from a couple that used to be in our Sunday School class back home but moved to DC within the last year. They wanted to know if they could come visit us Tuesday night. Some of you may agree or disagree, but I think God is constantly working in our lives. Sometimes He is working discreetly "behind the scenes" and sometimes He does something so obvious you can not ignore His presence. It is amazing to me that we were feeling defeated/down and then we got these two phone calls. It was if God was reminding us that this journey would have its up and downs but that He would be there providing for us every step of the way. We definitely experienced a "God Thing" today.
We did go by and visit Gaines again this afternoon. His CO2 levels are still high but his PH level in his blood is good. It seems as though his little body is compensating for the high CO2 levels. The doctors reminded us that this could change at any moment and they may have to re-intubate him. While we were there we did get a few new pictures of Gaines holding his mom's hand.