I went to the hospital with my mom today. Christian looks really good. He was extubated so he can talk, but barely a whisper. He was on a lot of medication because they were getting ready to do a dressing change (they drug him up just before to manage the pain) but then got called away for an emergency. That was a blessing in disguise, because otherwise we wouldn't have been able to see him because he would have been in the middle of a dressing change, which takes about 2 hours.
My mom asked Christian if he wanted me to sing. He nodded "yes." I asked, "Do you have any requests?" Without hesitating, he whispered, "Nearer, My God, To Thee." I obliged, and then sang the rest of my favorites too. He whispered a few times, but mostly that he wanted water (which he can't have yet because his swallowing isn't up to par). But he did say that he wanted more singing.
Stephanie was in surgery when we arrived (prepping her for her "lab-grown" skin grafts tomorrow) so I didn't think we would get to see her. But she was back in her room by the time we finished visiting with Christian, so we went in. She is stable (better than last week) and tolerated the surgery well today. We are praying for the same tomorrow. My mom suggested that I sing to her as well. I began with "Nearer, My God, To Thee" and sang some of the others that I sang for Christian, but not as many. The nurse had to kick us out while she did some stuff, but we had been there a while anyway.
We were also able to get a good update from the doctor, and he sounded really positive. Tomorrow we will all be fasting again for successful skin grafting for Stephanie. You are welcome to join us.