This is a hard journal to write tonight. Things turned and Zac had a long hard day. His ICP levels were such that the doctor decided he needed to have surgery to relieve the pressure. About 2 pm today Zac had a decompressive craniotomy, where they removed a portion of his skull to allow the swelling brain room to expand without being squeezed. He made it through the surgery and the ICP is no longer the main issue. The acute issue is injury to the lungs called ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) which just comes from critical illness. Right now his oxygen level is stable. The next 24-72 hours are very important.
We want to offer a prayer of thanks that Zac made it through this surgery and is now stable. Please continue to pray for Zac’s healing and that the ARDS resolves.
Zac, your family is praying and pulling for you 24/7....and so are many friends and people you don’t even know.