Edmonton Oilers striker Colby Cave shared an emotional update Wednesday after a day when her husband was placed in a medical coma and underwent emergency surgery for bleeding to the brain.
“Please wake up.” Please wake up. That’s all I can keep asking, “Is he going to wake up right? “We need a miracle,” Emily Cave wrote on Instagram.
Although her condition is not related to the coronavirus pandemic, she said their families could not be with him because of hospital visit restrictions due to the virus.
Edmonton Oilers Colby Cave in medical coma after surgery to remove brain cyst
“Colby’s parents and I were able to see him through a window and speak to him last night on a walkie-talkie,” she writes. “We are no longer allowed to be in the hospital because Covid-19 reigns. “
She said their family does not know when they will be allowed to see him again.
“The nurse tied her wedding ring to her ankle,” she wrote. “I dream of being able to touch you, hear your voice, shake your hand (3 times) and kiss you again. “
She said her heart was “broken into a million pieces” without her best friend.
On Tuesday, while Cave was in surgery, Emily said it was the worst day and night of her life. ” [Doctors] are fighting to keep him alive, ”she wrote. “We need a miracle. Please pray for my husband and my best friend. “
Cave’s team said on Twitter on Tuesday that doctors at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto removed a colloidal cyst that put pressure on Cave’s brain.
Cave, 25, has scored a goal in 11 games with the Oilers this season. He spent time with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League, scoring 11 goals with 23 points in 44 games.
Prior to joining the Boston Bruins for the 2014-15 season, Cave played five seasons for the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos. He joined the Oilers in 2019.
Ryan Gaydos of Fox News contributed to this report.