Archive for November 9, 2006

11/9/06 11 am Home!!!!

Mike is HOME!  Hurrayyyy!  The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind of procedures and medications.  We had some complications getting all the medicine at the pharmacy and had to calm our nerves and troubleshoot a bit with the homecare nurses help.  But day 2 has begun and we will continue getting organized regarding mike’s care.  Rafael is mike’s live-in caregiver.  he is incredibly attentive and caring.  we are figuring everything out as a team.  and mike himself is a little hard to pin down.  he won’t say how he feels about being home specifically.  so even though that’s the question on everyone’s mind, he is holding out on expressing feelings.  his speech is mostly mumbles with a very few thoughts out more clearly.  but he is very alert and mostly comfortable.  he had some stress with some muscle spasms in the evening but they passed and then he felt better.  as hard as it is to see him in any pain, i was glad they were not the worst i have seen.   my favorite highlight has been waking up from a loud noise around 4 am and creeping into mike’s room to check on him.  his little red trach cap was on the floor–he must have had a strong cough, blown it off, and kept right on sleeping.  i stopped and watched him snoring happily away after putting the cap back on.

i am driven to worship.  God is so good.  glad to be home together again.  in christ,   michelle

oh, p.s.  my quiet time this morning talked about life and death and focused on Philippians 1:20-24  here is part…  “I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death… (by ability or by disability is what i want to add on)… so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.”

i believe God is redeeming all things for his glory and our good but i also see that it takes immense courage and trust to allow God to use all things, either our health or sickness, our life or death.  i pray that mike will be a living example of this verse, that these words would become his own.  i pray that he would “in no way be ashamed”.

a last addition… thanks Marionjoy family for the hugs and goodbyes and well-wishes and utter wholehearted care.  what a blessing.

November 9, 2006 at 12:16 pm 29 comments


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