February 16, 2008

Haley Chaney Update 2-16-08

It's not the wick that burns. The heat from the flame melts the wax, which is then absorbed into the wick. The melted, liquid wax flows through the wick, surrounding it, preventing oxygen from reaching it, protecting it from the flame -- it is the wax which burns, vaporizing into flame all around the wick.

Haley Chaney's CarePage was updated at 9:17 pm this evening... I have copied it and posted it as a comment on the original entry about the accident. Here is a small portion:
Praise God! For the most part, Haley had another calm day again. They will begin to wean her off various systems that support her life on Monday if she continues through the weekend doing well. A breathing machine has been breathing for Haley at 16 breaths per minute. They have removed the oxygen mix…meaning she is now just breathing room air. Doctors/Nurses will lower the breaths-per-minute by 2 every 6 hours. The purpose for this is to force her to begin taking her own breaths and slowly prepare her to do it all on her own.

Haley’s fever seems to have stabilized. She is still running about a 100.6 temperature. This is not a great concern to the medical staff.

Like wax protecting a wick and fueling a fire, may all our prayers and the Holy Spirit surround and protect Haley and her family and provide them energy and faith in excess of their needs.

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