The hospital just called. They have decided to forgo Jeff's surgery today because his saturation levels of oxygen are too low. I guess a normal side effect of the excessive fluids they give a burn victim to keep them irrigated is that the fluid transfers itself to the lungs. They're doing another bronchostomy today that will hopefully relieve immediate pressure, but they said it could take a couple of days to get the general problem under control. They said that the problem was unexpected in Jeff's particular case, but not abnormal in burn victims in general so they are not particularly worried--we're just disappointed that the surgery can't happen. But again, as I said last night, we're exceedingly grateful for God's provision of wise and skilled doctors who are able to discern when to be aggressive and when to give him more time and we are confident that this will play a huge part in Jeff's long term recovery.
Visiting hours start in half an hour so we're scooting out now. I'll be back to update around 11:00 tonight.