Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 19- 9:30am

They have pulled Cody off the vent. He is having some trouble breathing. The doctor said there is a possibility that he could go back on it today. We pray that they don't have to do that. Pray that he starts to get used to breathing on his own. It will be very hard on him if they have to reinsert the tube.

We had stepped back there and was standing by the desk talking to his neurologist, Dr. Lawton. I was watching Cody and the respiratory therapist was giving him a breathing treatment. She asked him if he was having troubles breathing, he shook his head yes. She then asked him if this was helping and he shook his head no.

The nuerologist said he was pleasently suprised by Cody. He was still reserved, said he still should be doing more. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT????? I know he's just doing his job! He can't give us false hope. They are concerned about his vision. He's not focusing very well. He seems to think his body is holding on to medicine longer then it should. They are sending him for a CT Scan today to check that out.

Carla, his day nurse, asked him if he wanted some more Morphine. Cody shook his head side to side. Not just a head shake -they don't think he wants any of it anymore because it makes him groggy and makes him sleep. He wants to be awake so bad.

We are praying they don't have to intebate him again. And he tolerates his breathing well. We also pray the CT Scan comes back good.

His fever has gone down. So the antibiotics are working. God is amazing!

We praise You Lord because, "you are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples." Psalm 77:14


  1. There are so many praying for Cody and for you all. Thanks for posting these updates. I'll be praying today that Cody will tolerate being off the vent, also for positive results from the tests.

  2. I have just prayed for Cody for his breathing and for his eyes, asking God for complete healing. Oh Lord God, you are so awesome, please bring complete healing in all areas to Cody Johnson. Give his family and also Cody peace that passeth all understanding. I love the blog and access it many times a day. God Bless you all and keep looking up. Cody will be a living miracle before long. Evelyn Keith

  3. We will pray for a good outcome of the CT and that Cody can stay off the vent. Be strong and keep this wonderful faith that you have showed all of us.


  4. 10 years ago I was facing many of the same issues you are dealing with. My daughter suffered a severe brain injury following a car accident. She was in a coma for almost 3 months. I firmly believe that because of the prayers from so many people, family, friends and strangers she pulled through a life or death situation. Never give up on the power of prayer. Mine are with Cody, you and your family. God bless you.

  5. JuliaJ. Pasadena, MDApril 19, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    Father, we ask of Your wisdom for the doctors who are caring for Cody. May they see through Your eyes to care for this young man. May the precious Blood of Jesus continue to protect Cody. By the 39 stripes which Jesus endured on Cody's behalf, heal Cody completely. We ask this in Your Precious son's name, Jesus!!!
    Julia J. from Pasadena, MD