Sedation Vacations

Hey Team Tyler nation, I wish I could provide some funny notes to my posts like Michelle but it’s just not my forte. I am the information nerd. So anyway on with the information…Every shift (at least so far) they take Tyler off of his sedation medicine to give his body a chance to get out of its deep sleep. These are the times when we interact with him and he squeezes our hands and wiggles his toes and such. I unfortunately have not been by his bedside to witness any of these until now. Today Tyler OPENED HIS EYES AND LOOKED AT ME. This was the most awesome feeling a Father could have. I am so excited and encouraged by this progress.

As far as the rest of last night apparently this is fairly common but the had to switch out his his ECMO circuit which basically is switching out the machine. This put his body under a little stress and he has been shivering some, but that has settled down.

He is resting again comfortably and we keep sharing with him about all the folks back home and around the country that are sending us his thoughts and prayers.

Please keep ’em coming our way.

#TeamTyler

19 thoughts on “Sedation Vacations

  1. Stacy Baronian - August 30, 2015

    We are praying for you Tyler. Coach Alex, David, Andrew & myself want to see you back at TLL & Disco Sports very soon????

  2. Johnni Weingart - August 30, 2015

    Michelle, Trey & Emily,
    Annette told us today what has happened to Tyler. We put him immediately on 2 prayer list & called the 700 Club for prayer & put him on the daily prayer list. We are praying for Tyler’s total &’complete recovery. Your strength & energy , wisdom to all the doctors & team working for Tyler’s recovery. We will keep you all in prayer & if we can help you with anything back here in Richmond let Annette know , we will be glad to help with anything. Our thoughts & prayers.

  3. Annette Hollingsworth - August 30, 2015

    I am so glad to here of Tyler’s improvements. Just let me know if you need anything. I can also put some bubble wrap up in is room if you need me too. LOL Prayers are going up for all of you.

  4. Mary Baltimore - August 30, 2015

    Michelle and Trey, we are praying for Tyler and your family! My family met your wonderful son in Bald Head for dinner while gathering with the whole Reddell/Sewell/Bridges clan. We loved meeting him and he is such a nice young man. I know the whole RVA community will do whatever we can to help.

  5. Mona Hewitt - August 30, 2015

    Although I don’t know you personally, my heart goes out to you and your family and we have been praying that Tyler will continue to improve and that the doctors and nurses will have great wisdom as they care for him.

  6. Pam Price - August 30, 2015

    I am Natalie’s aunt. I just read about this tragic accident and am praying for all of you. It is encouraging to hear of the progress he has already made. Know that prayers are going up from Greenville, SC.

  7. Elizabeth Armbruster - August 30, 2015

    Wentz & Reddell Families,
    How can we help? What can we do for you all to support? The Godwin Eagle Family stands ready to do
    whatever is needed, but we want it to be a HELP and not a HINDRANCE. Please advise. Also, I let Kim Sigler at Pocahontas know, all of Tyler’s teachers last year and this year, our entire administrative team, and his Godwin School Counselor and our School Counseling Director. The more soldiers ready to support Team Tyler, the better. We also want to support Emily Wentz and Schuyler Reddell in any way possible. Sending you all hugs and prayers and positive energy,
    Beth Armbruster & the Godwin Family

  8. Glenn Blackburn - August 30, 2015

    Very happy to hear Tyler is improving and doing much better. Prayers answered.

  9. Juanita Flener Hamlin - August 30, 2015

    not just around the country prayers, I know of one in England and one in Ireland, two trusted prayer warriors
    -he matters

  10. Amy Joynt - August 30, 2015

    Our family has been praying for Tyler and your family non stop since we heard. So encouraged to hear he
    opened his eyes!!! That’s amazing!!! God is good. Keep fighting Tyler!! The Godwin community is thinking of you and praying for you!!!

  11. Julie Lazar - August 30, 2015

    Camden and I are praying for Tyler, thinking of all of you and sending lots and lots of good juju (well wishes)! So glad to hear his progress

  12. April Sayler - August 30, 2015

    made me cry Trey. so happy you had that moment with him. 🙂

  13. Pendle Whisnant - August 30, 2015

    We are good friends of the Natalie and Jon. We have added Tyler and your family to multiple prayer lists …and include you in our frequent prayers. My husband, who is in the other room making his breakfast, spent last summer in ICU. I’ve been thrilled to hear about Tyler responding to voices and even opening his EYES!! Slow and steady (with some bumps along the way) is the name of this game. The body, with the support of prayer and medical intervention, is amazingly restorative. One (unsolicited) tip: play his favorite music, stream his favorite sports games on an ipod, ask people to send audio recordings. He may not respond, but on some level he will hear it. Team Tyler!! ????

  14. Kim Wentz - August 30, 2015

    Thinking about all of you. Praying for Tyler. Please let us know if there is anything you need from RVA. STAY STRONG!! #teamtyler

  15. Natalie Reddell - August 30, 2015

    God is so good! #teamtyler

  16. Megan Clayton - August 30, 2015

    Hey Trey, Michelle and Tyler! I am sorry to hear of this accident but and very hopeful to hear he is on ECMO. I work with patients on ventilators, with trachs, and have helped with ECMO. I completely understand (from a medical side) what is going on. Sounds like he is under excellent care. Sending prayers Tyler’s way. Please let me know if you need anything. Much love to you all!

  17. Karen Harden - August 30, 2015

    Yay, so glad to hear this news!!! I’m sending Tyler lots of prayers every day. ??????

  18. James Steincamp - August 31, 2015

    Been thinking of you and praying for your family this weekend. Hoping that each day brings such encouraging news. Please let me know if you need anything, my family is happy to help in any way we can.

  19. Joanne Cottrell - August 31, 2015

    Hello Michelle, Trey and Emily, so glad to hear of the progress Tyler is making! Prayers being sent your way, please let us know if we can do anything! Take care!

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