Month: August 2014

Perfect Strangers

Sometimes traumatic events in life catapult us into paradigm shifts. This happened to me when my 18 year old son collided with a vehicle while on an early morning bike ride. The accident left him in ICU for 10 days on a ventilator and…

Ventilator Faith

As I sat and watched the ventilator breathe for my son Corey, I felt questions about my faith emerge. Fear mingled with doubt and became a poisonous concoction injecting itself into my mind. While people had regularly commended me for my faith going through…

Going Home

After two weeks and one day Corey will be released TODAY!!!! He could not be more excited. He still has one chest tube, which has a valve attached to it now. His right lung is still healing and still leaks a little air. There…

Perfect Strangers

The phone rang and in an instant our lives changed. While I forget many ordinary tasks I perform during the day, I will never forget what I was doing when my son called me on his cell at 8:33 a.m. to tell me that…

Milestones

After ten days in the ICU and on a ventilator, our son is finally breathing on his own, without a breathing tube. He was extubated this morning and is slowly coming back from a long sleep. We are filled with joy as we are…

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