Sunday, 11/12/06 11 pm

November 12, 2006 at 11:48 pm 5 comments

2 steps forward, one step back.  it took a few days to get a bit adjusted to mike being at home and saturday was the first smooth seeming day.  and then came sunday… mike became agitated, and short of breath.  He was taken back to edward hospital and was admitted with a fever of 102 degrees.  it is pretty standard procedure with him so feel free to visit him in room 431.  i am sure they will keep him there a few days minimum until they isolate some helpful antibiotics for whatever set off the fever.  it is tiring to be back in the emergency room.  but there is always enough grace along the way–God seems to show himself most through the little things.  i fell asleep on the 2 plastic chairs in mike’s ER room and was awakened by a thoughtful paramedic who brought some toasty blankets for my improvised naptime.  such a picture of grace to me.  thank you one and all for the numerous ways you allow God to use you in our lives.  resting in grace, michelle

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11/9/06 11 am Home!!!! 10 pm Monday 11/13/06

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  • 1. Debbie Dixon  |  November 13, 2006 at 12:42 am

    Oh my. I have just finished my small group lesson for this week from “The Sacred Romance” (John Eldredge & Brent Curtis). The chapter, The Wildness of God. As your story is lived out as a witness of your devotion to our risen Lord the author’s statement comes to life, “Every human being is of great significance to God, but those whom God has drawn to believe in Him are center stage in a drama of cosmic proportions.” So the drama for Mike and Michelle continues. You remain safe and secure in the palm of our Creator’s hand. You also remain greatly loved and greatly prayed for by your brothers and sisters in Christ.

  • 2. Megan Pehlke  |  November 13, 2006 at 12:50 am

    You and Mike have been in my constant prayers and thoughts! I will
    continue to praise God for His wonderful grace and mercy He continues to bless you and Mike with, Thank you for the update on Mikes condition! Know that you are loved and prayed for!

  • 3. Emily (aka "Little Barrett")  |  November 13, 2006 at 3:09 am

    I’m so glad I got to see you and your lovely kids today! I’m sorry that you had to leave early to deal with another mystery temperature. I’ll say a prayer that Mike will quickly rebound and be able to return to the love and familiarity of his own home — ASAP.

    In my own limited hospital stay experience (along with all the blood draws I have on a regular basis!), I find that medical personnel are greatly unappreciated and underpaid. Someone giving you a blanket, hitting a vein on the first stick, bringing you a snack without asking, etc. — all these things make uncomfortable (and scary) times more bearable. Hospital workers can really be angles on Earth.

    love, emily

  • 4. Steve Fisher  |  November 13, 2006 at 11:16 am

    Hello Michelle:

    Hang in there! I am grateful that you are resting in Grace. I am obviously praying against the fever and its cause. The evil one wants you, Mike and us to be discouraged. We will not give him that satisfaction. We trust in the God of encouragement – in the face of adversity, we laugh – because God gives us joy and laughter. He does send his angels, even with blankets, masquerading as paramedics. He even gives us comfortable plastic chairs in ER rooms.

    “Praise God from whom all blessings flow…”



  • 5. Heather  |  November 13, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    Michelle, Mike and family,

    Know so many people are praying for all of you. God knows what is in store and is holding you in His hands. God bless you all. Prayers for all the medical staff involved with his care and that they find the right antibiotics for him. Rest in His care.

    Love and prayers,
    Heather Schmidt


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