The plan for today was to take Cindra off the sedation medicines. The expectation was that she would begin working those medicines out of her system and start to wake up by Wednesday morning. I arrived at the hospital around 1:30 in the afternoon figuring I wanted to be there in case she starting to wake up this afternoon or evening.
When I arrived, the nurse asked me to step into a consultation room and brought the doctor. Typically when a patient is taken off of the medicine she had, there is an increase in brain activity. Unfortunately, this was not the case for Cindra. She had little to no brain activity.
I had my mother-in-law make some calls and get my parents to bring the kids to the hospital directly from school, then pick up Eildert from Kuyper.
Another test later in the afternoon confirm there was a little blood flow to the brain. This is another indication that she is already brain-dead. She likely suffered too much brain damage from lack of oxygen while she was unable to breathe before the paramedics could get an air tube in place.
We spent the rest of the evening in various stages of grief. Each of our kids reacted differently and I needed my whole family there to help console them in their own way.
They plan to run another test early tomorrow morning for confirmation. They have asked us to be at the hospital by 8 o’clock to discuss next steps.
After I finally got home this evening, I decided I better continue my read through the Bible in a year program. Today’s passage ended with Matthew 6:34:
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I’m gonna try to take this to heart and get some sleep.