Thursday, March 25, 2010

Psalm 143

(Our new room in ICE, from yesterday till this afternoon,
we're now in a room with one other patient, but still have a window!)

Just as important as sharing with you the prayer requests, how much more fun it is to tell you answers to prayers!

Today was really such a good day. Nate's sleep was pretty good, but he woke up a happy boy. He had 4 spoonfuls of Rice Krispies. He was happy all morning (other than the obvious, when pressures were being taken or medicine given, of course). We had a good morning looking out our WINDOW! Yes, it's amazing what a window by your bed can do. Especially when the street is super busy! We also went for a little stroll down the halls.

Initially at lunch he completely turned his head, numerous times, at the grilled chicken burger and other things I offered. Then about 5 minutes later I offered just the chicken in pieces----and he ate 5!!! That was enough to thrill me! Everything else he shook his head at, but I was just so glad to the those morsels of protein in!

I have such a different feel today. Today I feel like we can do this...we will get through this....and things will get better! I guess that's what happens when you have an army of people praying for you!

They're changing up his meds just slightly, and the plan for tomorrow is to do an echo. I am praying that there will be obvious improvement and that we will get a better indication of how things are going and how much longer we'll be staying!!

Here's my prayer:

"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul."

Psalm 143:8

And to the Banmans...thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful flowers! What a suprise! For me, they are a reminder of new life, beauty and the promise of spring - and they bring an even bigger smile to my face!

Wishing Michele and Katelyn and the whole group from church leaving for their mission trip to Mexico a safe journey and an experience that will change not only the people you touch, but yourselves as well! I'll be checking your blog!


Wes and Dinah said...

Hurray!! Way to go Nate...chicken is my favorite too :-)

We're very proud of you!!

Dinah & Wes

the Pineview Froese's said...

Hi Carole,

I have been reading your blog & can only imagine the emotional places your journey has/is taking you! We will pray that you will get an idea of how much longer you will need to be in the hospital.

Angela Froese

Anonymous said...

Oh Carole! An answer to prayer! We were just praying for a better day and improvements from Nate. Five bites is alot! I would be proud too. Little steps is what it takes. So happy that he was in better spirts too.Will pray for a good echo tomorrow and that they can figure out the meds, and hopefully see the septum/ventricle? become stronger.
"Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength, they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary" Isaiah 40:31
We keep praying that you get the strength you need for each day, hour, and minute. You are a light Carole, and an inspiration.
We love you!

Anonymous said...

So glad that you can see prayers being answered and that you have that window!!!!!!! YEAH for protein and celebrating every success.


Anonymous said...

...just checking in this wanted to see pictures of Nate. They are jealous of his view! We are starting a new series of books called "Nate the Great"...he is a very cute little boy detective. He actually looks like your Nate too :)
So today we are praying for Nate while playing and learning. Hope he has an even better day and echo.
Be strong and be encouraged C&D!

Anonymous said...

Hi Don & Carole,
You are never far from our minds. And you are never, ever far from God's mind!
" So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41;10
Praise God that you had a better day! And we pray that the upcoming test will be really good!
Albert & Erna H