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January 16, 2007 at 6:22 pm 8 comments

my internet has gone in and out and made it frustrating to get information out.  mike actually had a 103 fever on friday night and headed back into the ER.  it takes them a few days to check all options for infections–he had none–clean as a whistle.  so he came home monday.  at this point the fevers are mostly controlled by an ibuprofen regimen and fridays spike is inexplicable.  but it is a good thing it was short and not infection-related.  his brain might not just regulate temperature perfectly well making it difficult to know what does or does not need to be treated with antibiotics.  but eli was able to give his daddy a kiss (he just learned how to do cleaner ones with his mouth closed) and McKaela gave him a hug goodnight.  so we live on the daily alottment of grace.  the non-for-profit, AABCORP, is still working on sending us a CNA to help about 7 hours a day at no cost to us and until then we are hanging in there, caring for mike without outside help.  it is not easy to handle and seems ironic to agree that someone needs as much care as they approved for us but still take 2 weeks to place that care.  but we are counting the blessings to have qualified for the program and pray that it will be an incredible fit.  blessings abound,  michelle


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  • 1. Heather Schmidt  |  January 16, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Dear Michelle,

    I wish I had some words of wisdom for you and your family. I read some postings by others and am in awe of what they say. All I can say is God is with you. Each time I read an entry I am overwhelmed by the grace in which you handle each day. I know there must be times you just feel overwhelmed, but from what you write I don’t hear that. I am just in awe of you. God bless you and all of your family and Mike’s as well.

    I pray for you always. I thank God that you are such a faithful person. I pray for continued guidance with all of those who are involved in Mike’s care.

    I don’t know how I can help physically. Just know the Schmidts are here for you in any way that you need us. That includes extended family as well.

    Hang in there! Praise God! God Bless!

    Love and prayers,

  • 2. Gwen Hubbard  |  January 16, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    It was so good to get an update. We have been gone a lot over the holidays. I kept checking the site since we got home and was curious there was no posting. So thank you for letting us know the latest. You remain in our prayers and I am so thankful that God continues to give you the strength you need for each day.

  • 3. Dan and Beth Griebel  |  January 16, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    We love you and miss you lots. I know that sitting and waiting has to be super frustrating. It has been months of that, but you have managed to be still and remember who holds each day with such grace. We will be praying for all that is to come with adjusting to another new care giver and that God will provide the perfect person. May you find moments of quiet as you wait and rest as you need it.
    Dan and Beth

  • 4. Tom Cole  |  January 16, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    Thanks for being so faithful. Hope Mike can spend time at home without having to go back to the hospital. May God grant you a peace that surpasses all understanding. Your unwaivering commitment and faith is truly an inspiration to me.

  • 5. Dick and Katie Albaugh  |  January 17, 2007 at 11:20 am

    We continue to pray for all…marveling at God’s grace in you, trusting in His faithful omnipotent presence, both in things we see and in things he is doing behind the scenes. So, blessings to you all in this new year– and our continued prayers, for you and your families,
    Dick and Katie

  • 6. Emily  |  January 17, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    And so it goes….and so does your faithfulness to our Lord and to your marriage…..I stand in awe of you and wonder if I could be as faithful and steadfast…..My words seem so insignificant when I read your posts, but I always feel compelled to respond, since you continue to encourage all of us to be steadfast in our walks…..Is Rafael no longer a part of the caretaking? Please Lord keep Michelle healthy in mind, spirit and body s she travels this road that seems so endless.



  • 7. Rob Engelhardt  |  January 19, 2007 at 2:12 am

    Late night prayers out to all of you…

  • 8. Kevin Reeve  |  January 19, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Agree with Emily; it’s hard to know what to offer besides an overwhelming and inarticulable desire for things to just be fixed (as we understand fixed, at least). Anyway, the ripples from this continue to touch people who don’t know you: the director of our daughter’s preschool has a best friend that had an aneurism this past week, and as she and friends have been reeling and dealing with this new situation, we have shared some of the details of yours, and the perspective has been a great help to her. God is so big. Peace and great healing be with your sweet family.


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