april 22, 2008

April 22, 2008 at 5:00 pm 4 comments

so mike’s little scar on his throat started blistering/bubbling up last week after it had all sealed closed.  the ENT said that his body was trying to reopen the hole and some air was breaking through from the inside causing the bubble.  i felt like, oh brother, i though we were finally finished with this, God!  the blister has shrunk down and maybe it will not require any extra attention but i guess please pray for things even after they have been resolved.  resolved in my eyes doesn’t seem to count for much.  reminds me that my plans are not what matter.  also our caregiver, don, is in the philippines for   few weeks for his daughter’s wedding and we have a new guy, chris, in the interim.  he is very nice and is getting baptized by fire with therapy 5 times a week now (speech, occupational 3 times eekly, physical 5 times).  mike has really relinquished his obsession with the pain drugs and is virtually pain-drug free.  it is a night and day difference.  although he does seem to look for something new to pick fights about with me.  my patience is a constant prayer request.  and the most fun new improvement is that mike is starting to get a bit better at name recall.  he knows people but usually can’t get names out.  in the last few weeks he has been able to come up with a couple names after thinking about it for hours.  this week he spontaneously got mckaela and eli and was so proud of himself.  it was really fun.  thanks and praises, michelle


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  • 1. robin hersma  |  April 22, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Michelle-
    Well, so much for my bad advice about the scar, I like to pretend that I’m a nurse, ha-ha! I will pray that it heals quickly with no further problems and for a smooth few weeks with Chris. Hang in there and know you can always call me.
    love, robin

  • 2. Sarah Nixdorf  |  April 22, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Yaay for all the Z’s, Specially you Mike for trying out new sounds with your voice. Praying you’ll continue to do well at therapy 3×5+2? 17 TIMES a month? But it’ll pass you’ll see. Hopefully you’re able to get out more and more and enjoy creation.
    God has it all laid out for you. Jer. 29:11,
    . His phone lines are always open to Heaven’s Direct Call.
    Keep the requests coming.

  • 3. Heather Schmidt  |  April 23, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Prayers for the scar to heal completely. Yeah Mike with your new voice! Praise God for all He has done and will continue to do. You all are an inspiration to so many. We love you guys!

    Love and prayers,
    Heather Schmidt and gang

  • 4. Heather Z.  |  April 26, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Hi Mike and Michelle!
    Sure do miss you all. Now that the weather’s getting nice, Will, Michael and I would like to come up and visit when Dan comes. Maybe in June–if you’re up for two more kiddos!

    I’m sending a surprise gift for Mike when Dan comes in a couple of weeks! Been working on it for awhile, and it’s nearly done.

    I’ll be praying for specifically for the scar to heal on his throat! Our Friday night Bible study group that we joined 6 weeks ago is praying weekly for you all. It’s wonderful how every week they all want an update and many are talking amongst themselves at what the latest news is that you’ve posted, Michelle. There are lots of people continuing to pray fervently for you all in the Cincinnati area!

    Love you all so much,
    Heather Z.


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