Oh Daddy!

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Psalm 127:3-5  “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.  As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.  Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”

Last night Bob walked into Charlie’s room and began talking.  Immediately Charlie started looking around the room to find his dad.  He turned his head and tilted it backwards until his eyes laid hold of dad.  When they did, he locked his eyes on him and laid peacefully listening to him.  His oxygen rose, his lips smiled, and his eyes twinkled.  It was obvious he not only knew his dad, but was SO happy to see him.  Yes, I would say that Bob is very “happy,” as the Psalmist wrote- and thankful for this precious little arrow.

Charlie is doing well.  The leak from his intestines continues to be a problem, but we are managing it better with a bigger OG tube suctioning out his belly.  Very little is leaking at this point.  We will be having another upper GI study tomorrow to give us a roadmap of what the issues are in his belly so that the surgeon can develop a plan. His lungs are doing beautifully and that struggling left lung has fully recovered, praise be to God!  His bloodwork came back this morning and all looks beautiful.  We are on a new pain management plan to try to remove the med he has been for a while (too long).  They continue to wean him from his oxygen as well.

Prayer Requests:  clear and accurate results from the upper GI study tomorrow 10-27, for wisdom from God as to the best plan for Charlie’s healing, pain management, and continued protection of Charlie- physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

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