Emily Cave is asking for a miracle, and for your prayers. Her husband, Edmonton Oilers center Colby Cave, was placed in a medically-induced coma on Tuesday to stop a brain bleed. He underwent emergency surgery in Toronto to remove a colloid cyst causing pressure on his brain.
Emily took to Instagram on Tuesday to say doctors were fighting to keep him alive, that they needed a miracle, and she asked for prayers. In the caption, she quoted the song “Waymaker”: “Way maker, MIRACLE WORKER. Promise keeper, light in the darkness. My God, that is who you are.”
Emily shared an update Wednesday, saying, “Please wake up. Please wake up. It’s all I can keep asking, ‘he’s going to wake up right?’ We need a miracle.”
Emily ended the post by referencing 1 Peter 5:10, which says, “And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
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Please wake up. Please wake up. It’s all I can keep asking, “he’s going to wake up right?” We need a miracle. Colby’s parents and myself, got to see him through a window and talk to him with a walkie talkie last night. We are no longer allowed to be in the hospital because Covid-19 rules. We have no idea when we will be allowed to see him again. The nurse has tied his wedding band to his ankle. I am dreaming of being able to touch you, hear your voice, squeeze your hand (3 times), and kiss you again. I love you so much, and my heart is shattered into a million pieces without my best friend 💛✨ Out of difficulties grows miracles- 1 Peter 5:10
Colby has played in 67 NHL games with the Oilers and Boston Bruins, recording four goals and five assists. The 25-year-old scored one goal in 11 appearances for the Oilers so far this season, as well as 11 goals and 23 points in 44 games with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015 with Boston, and Edmonton claimed him off waivers in January 2019.
"Colby is still in a medically-induced coma. This is giving his brain time to heal & rest from all he's been through."https://t.co/DTBqnnEAZv
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 9, 2020
The Oilers are providing updates from the family on their team website. Please join us in praying for Colby, Emily and the entire Cave family.
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