Charlie is resting peacefully today. His O.R. Trip was a great success and we were able to remove his compromised central line easily, place a PICC line, and take a peek at his intestines. The doctors were pleased with what they saw in his intestines. They took a small biopsy to see if they could find any more answers for his diarrhea, which will come back in about a week. Everything else looked well and they saw great indications of healing that has already taken place. We are targeting to leave here Monday as long as his blood cultures remain negative through Sunday night.
I was turned towards praise as I walked past this beautiful flower garden yesterday. Praise for the beautiful flowers but more so with the flooding memories of this being my favorite spot 11 months ago when we first got here. 11 months…my how fast and yet slow time has moved. The praise was an eruption of gratitude to the Lord for sustaining us on this journey. He has been immeasurably faithful and merciful to a mother that needed immeasurable doses of both -that could only have come from HIM. There were several points at which we were given the option to quit or in my weakness I was tempted to quit. He gave us the strength to press on, and press on, and press on. I don’t know all the treasures that this trial has and will produce, but we look into Charlie’s eyes and we are all sure that God wanted us to press on through all of those hard times. I am not sure what all the pedestrians were thinking as I sang to the Lord out loud on the sidewalk- He is worthy of our praise no matter where we are or what we are doing. Don’t be shy, don’t hold back, this world needs to know the greatness of the One and True Living God!
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus. Phil. 3:13-14
PLEASE PRAY FOR: NO INFECTION; NEGATIVE BLOOD CULTURES; HEALING FOR SMALL INTESTINE; SMOOTH TRANSITION HOME