9/25/07 6 pm

September 25, 2007 at 6:07 pm 4 comments

eli is hovering behind me so i will have to be faster than he can usurp the computer. our appointment today was pretty uneventful. It was just a formality for the baclofen pump surgeon to meet mike and get a medical history and now we are waiting for the Allexian hospital to call us back to schedule the baclofen trial day. on that day they will shoot the drug right into mike’s spine and we will spend 8 hours seeing how well his body responds to the drug. provided all goes well on the trial day and the drug yields desired results, then they will schedule a surgery day for inserting the pump permanently. so we are one step closer to a hopeful new state of affairs for mike. but it has been an encouraging 24 hours. we were able to go to young life leadership last night and enjoy great worship, bible study and fellowship as a family. such an inexplicable and long familiar pleasure to relive. and mike has been a champ about being in the wheelchair for a few hours at a time last night and today (not feasible just a few months ago). the world is opening up slowly before us.
thanks for continued prayers from friends, aquaintances and strangers. it is such an odd and grace filled experience to continue to meet people in parks, waiting rooms and stores who have been praying for our family so faithfully. to say my name and see the surprise on their faces as they share how they have prayed without ever knowing us. God is SO big. and definitely know that the encouragement you all share in comments here means so much to us even though my intentions to respond rarely make it to reality. all is still grace, michelle z

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Emily  |  September 26, 2007 at 8:20 pm


    Slow and sure progress!!!! I can only imagine how freeing it feels to be buzzing around with all four of you in one vehicle. What great news that you made it to Younglife leadership. You remind me of how important it is to INTENTIONALLY appreciate all of God’s blessings, and the smallest of those can be so BIG!
    My heart is with you right now as we hear the laughter and music from our basement. Younglife is so amazing, and you and Mike serve as God’s instruments.
    Hope to be by soon…or STOP BY when you are taking a spin and we will come out for a visit with Mike!

    God bless you and keep you – you of the indominatable spirit. Love to all.


  • 2. j zegarski  |  September 26, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    Mike, Michelle, McKaela, and Eli,

    My heart is smiling.

  • 3. Steve Fisher  |  September 28, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Hello Mike and Michelle:

    It has been too long since I wrote last. I am one who has “gotten real busy” and have not been faithfully following and praying as I once did and should. I was even in Chicago in August for my daughter’s wedding, but there was no time to come by, as I said I would, (especially with summer camp waiting for me) Please forgive me!

    You “grace-filled-ness” is so over-whelming to me. What a joy to here of Mike’s progress. He’ll be leading songs in no time. A hug and kiss from me to all of you.


  • 4. Debby Baumhower  |  September 29, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Hi Michelle!
    I congradulate you on doing so well communicating with everyone how your family’s life is going; thank goodness for computers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Getting ready for the BIG Z golf day. My husband, Marty, and I will be making up a foursome with Jill and Fred. Last year was a great event; I’m sure this will be also.
    Jill told me you were able to get a transport van! That has to make your life more accessible outside the home; YEAH!
    God bless, Debby


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