The doctors came by and decided not to extubate yet. I am really disappointed. It's so hard to wait. But when the tube comes out I want it to stay out, and it really has only been 36 hours or so since he's come back from surgery. The reason they are waiting is that his x-rays are showing some fluid in or around his lungs. There is some concern about reperfusion because since his surgery his lungs are getting more blood flow than they've ever seen and his body needs to adjust to this anatomy. They plan to do another x-ray around 6 tonight and see what it looks like. Then they'll decide if they want to extubate tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime they are starting some feeds through his ng tube, so at least he won't be hungry when he does wake up.
Some verses I've been meditating on:
2 Corinthians 4:18
So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
2 Corinthians 13:9
My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.
Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later.
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes wait patiently for the Lord.