“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
– James 1:2-8
Today has proven to be a big day. We, along with Charlie’s team (army) have decided that it is in his very best interest that we give him a tracheotomy. This was a very difficult decision and thankfully God made it abundantly clear (as we asked) that this is what needs to happen for Charlie to move forward. We hope this will help Charlie to be a lot more comfortable, stable, and able to grow, develop and heal.
Thank you to so many of you who are faithfully praying on Charlie’s behalf.
1). That there would be minimal to no damage to his lungs between now and the tracheotomy.
2). That his air sacs/alveoli would perk up, open up, function well, and heal after he gets his trach.
3) Also pray that he will remain stable until the procedure can happen.
If you are anything like me the sound of a tracheotomy is a bit overwhelming. I am thankful for amazing doctors and nurses that have helped us understand how doable and reversible it is. I am glad I have met some parents that also have children with trachs and they have been helpful in helping me to understand it better. Our surgeon is working on scheduling this procedure so we don’t know when it will happen yet.
HE GIVETH MORE GRACE
He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials He multiplies peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision,
Our God ever yearns His resources to share;
Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing;
The Father both thee and thy load will upbear.
His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.
Annie Johnson Flint