We saw God do a miracle today! When I arrived at 8 a.m., Aaron was in the middle of this horrible coughing fit. Really bad. He was coughing something like 30 times a minute. It was exhausting him. Actually, it was down right exhausting to just watch. The doctors and nurses were at a loss to explain why he was coughing so incessantly. They tried a bunch of things but absolutely nothing helped. The coughing made him shake, made his blood pressure sky high and made him extremely fatigued. He was starting to mouth the words “I can’t do this anymore.” All we could do was pray for him. God knew what was making Aaron cough so badly, no one else did. I prayed that He would make it stop. After 4 HOURS of this coughing, I couldn’t stand it anymore and asked for something to be done, like now. They decided to give him propofol–a sedative that he has been off of for days. This was a step back but anything would be better than what was going on. While the nurse was down the hall getting the medication, a respiratory therapist came in and put Aaron back on the ventilator. (They had taken Aaron off the ventilator and put him just on oxygen hoping that would stop the coughing). The respiratory therapist suctioned Aaron’s trach and inflated the balloon inside. When he did this, Aaron IMMEDIATELY stopped coughing! The nurse got back with the propofol and was floored, “What did you guys do?” I’ll let Ken explain what it was exactly that caused Aaron’s coughing in his post. If you were in that room, you called this a miracle. It was such a dramatic difference. God sent this respiratory therapist in and kept Aaron from having to go back to the propofol. What is also amazing is that while Aaron was tiring a lot from all this exertion, he was oxygenating well. I know my God is in control of all of this. It is awesome to see Him answer our prayers. Keep trusting God and praising Him with me!
“On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us AS YOU HELP US BY YOUR PRAYERS. Then many will give thanks to God on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many!” 2 Corinthians 1 :10-11