Today has been a day of great change for Chad.
As of right now, his breathing is rapid but shallow. His pulse is weak and his heart rate is irregular.
His coloring is also very dusky.
He is running a low grade fever of 99.2 degrees.
The doctor and nursing staff all agreed with me when I mentioned I did not think he was strong enough to rebound this time.
Yesterday, Chad was very tired.
He had a lot of visitors over the weekend, so I expected some fatigue.
But I didn’t expect him to be unresponsive. He couldn’t squeeze my hand or talk.
He did blink his eyes if I asked about pain.
he was awake very briefly (about 45 minutes), and then didn’t wake up again until this morning.
At 6am today, he swallowed his Depakote, which has been difficult for him.
And then around 8am, things changed.
He doesn’t seem to be in any pain.
But they are giving him morphine every hour just in case.
This will also help him relax and get as much oxygen as possible (due to muscle relaxation).
Please, no visitors.
No phone calls.
I do not have my laptop with me, but will try to update as I can.
We appreciate your support and prayers.
Today, I hope you will find time in your day to say a prayer of mercy and peace for Chad.