7/11/06 10:35 am

July 11, 2006 at 10:50 am 4 comments

Mike is still not quite out of the woods with this latest infection.  While his fever seems to be gone and he has been off sedation for a few days he is slow to “wake up”.  He is opening his eyes as of yesterday yet he is still not responding in any other way– no purposeful movements of hands, head or anything, no response to commands.  The doctor said that this is taking longer than expected but Mike is not the average patient either so all we can do is wait (AND PRAY).  He is also missing out on his tube feedings through his belly because he was not handling them reliably and threw up at one point.  So they are attempting to balance how to get him nutrients without making him aspirate vomit into his lungs.  He is still on the vent and we have not heard from the pulmonologist yet on the schedule for hopefully weaning him off.  With the fever down we were feeling like everything was fine so I felt the need to clarify that there are some extra concerns that we are still dealing with before we can predict Mike’s discharge and return to rehab.  Thanks as always for your faithfulness. 

 an extra thought from Craig Barnes’ When God Interrupts— “After she discovered that life is too mysterious to predict, she was able to live in the hands of her Creator, grateful for each day that was NOT promised to her.”

Remember to praise.    –michelle 

(by the way, anytime i don’t sign my name it is that mysterious Dan character that is posting with such anonymity–everyone always asks or thanks me when I did not post!)

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  • 1. Patti Hanson  |  July 11, 2006 at 11:38 am

    Michelle –

    I pray for Mike’s continued healing and that he is able to receive and respond to the nutrition and the rest that is being brought before him. I have that same prayer for you – make sure that you take time to rest and feast both physically and spiritually.

    In Him

    Patti (NPC)

  • 2. Lisa Ratchford  |  July 11, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    Our times are in His hands!
    God will meet all our needs according to the glorious riches in Christ Jesus . . . such beautiful words of promise.
    I pray that you, MIke, and all your family are ministered to by our God in ways that are needed most at this very moment. May we all grow to love Him more fully through the tender love you’ve shared.

  • 3. Heather  |  July 12, 2006 at 1:18 pm

    As always you are surrounded by our prayers. Each moment of the day God is with you, please remember that. We are reminded of God’s faithfulness by all that He has done so far in Mike’s life and what He will continue to do.

    May peace surround all of the family members. I can’t imagine how difficult it is not to be near Mike and visit whenever you want. I am sure there are many things you miss about him too. May God grant you strength and courage and wisdom to know that Mike is in God’s hands and what better caregiver is there?
    Love and continued prayers,

  • 4. Matt Koupal  |  July 12, 2006 at 3:14 pm

    Hey Michelle-

    I had some rather nasty medical tests done today. I felt like whining big time about it (I am a male after all) and then I thought of all Mike has been through and decided to thank God instead. Being content in all circumstances is my life goal.

    Praying for you daily,



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