Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Once again words fail me...words to try to relay to everyone what the pulmonary team said yesterday and words to describe how God Himself is Our Very Present Help! When all the dust settles, what is left is that the doctors right this second don't know what is causing the pulmonary hypertension. The range of possibilities is staggering. It could be a relatively easy fix with medication or it could be something that ends up incredibly complicated with just a short term fix. The pulmanologist made it sound like at any second he might need to be intubated or at minimum a "mask" put on him to help him breathe. Pulmonary believes very strongly that the leaky heart valve is adding his lung issues but cardiology still disagrees. Pulmonary wants a very invasive cardiac catheter procedure done and at this point cardiology is not willing to do it. Right now the only thing the doctors agree on is that Witt needs a swallow study done. This will tell us if Witt is aspirating when he swallows which could also add fluid to the lungs. There are so many variables, so many unknowns. It also makes it incredibly difficult to focus only on the truth that we know right this second and not get into the "what ifs". So where we must focus is on the One and Only Truth. Praise God that with Him there are no variables, He is the Stability of Our Times. Please pray that God would intervene in a mighty way and heal Witt's lungs...that the doctors are given the wisdom to discern what is causing the lung problems. Please pray that by God's grace Melanie and Austan will not only be sustained but be at total peace and that joy still fills Witt's room. Pray that the hospital staff will see a difference in Melanie and Austan and want to know where that difference comes from! There is no doubt that apart from Christ this burden would be too great but Christ is very present here...He is our very present help in times of trouble!


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Indeed, Christ is ever present. We only have to remember and see and feel and experience. May everyone feel the peace and joy and comfort and wisdom. God gives. Prayers continue. ~Mindy

Rise' said...

So thankful He understands our groaning and speaks in our behalf.

Mandi said...

Isn't it comforting to know that when we are all out of answers...then there's God. Praying for Witt's healing and Cheryl.