Archive for July 20, 2006

7/20/06 12:40 am

the tracheotomy did go well.  i spoke to mike’s neurologist today and again questioned whether they were worried about his slow wakeup pace.  he said that while he wishes it was going faster it is still reasonable for it to take this long since mike sustained such a severe infection.  the gist of the conversation was he cannot guarantee that everything is fine but he is still reserving the right to count on that at this point.  i have more than enough to be thankful for but i am certainly living on the edge of frustration and disappointment.  visits are discouraging.  yet…i meet new nurses and doctors and continue to be impressed and grateful by so many “strangers” that pray and care for him.  and i almost cry if i stop too long and think of those who have gone above and beyond  in that role already (good to hear from you, laura, and how did the game end up, ICU ladies?).  it is almost impossible for me to remember what day of the week it is and i start to feel fed up and pitiful.  will the waiting ever end?  yet…others’ faithfulness spurs on my own–faithful friends (even when they find my door locked), faithful meals, faithful prayer.  i fed mckaela dinner at 9:15 tonight because my schedule gets out of control though i should be used to daily hospital visits by now.  i cancel plans and miss appointments.  and yet… each day includes the easygoing laughter of these hilarious, forgiving, life-loving kids i have.  i wonder how this could work for good, this lengthy infection hurdle, this sleepy state, this thing overall.  and yet…

Psalm 42:11
    Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?
    Put your hope in God, for I will YET praise him, my Savior and my God.

please do pray for mike’s wakeup and responsiveness.  (minor things to pray about too–his lips got mangled by the bite block that he needed to keep him from crushing the breathing tube and his feet are starting to turn in toward each other despite an effort to stick pillows between and try to straighten them. these are minor compared to becoming alert but i figure if you are already praying–throw in some extras!)

thanks, michelle

July 20, 2006 at 1:05 am 26 comments


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