Monday, March 9, 2009


Witt is doing well today. His blood was drawn a couple of times today but we don't have the results back yet. The attending wants to leave Witt's oxygen where it is even though it could be lowered. He doesn't want him to use any calories trying to keep the oxygen up! Also, they are going to try to feed him a little more every 3 hours and skip the middle of the night feeding that he had pretty much dropped at home. Last night he woke up when they started this feeding and was awake off and on until morning. Witt got his first physical therapy and I heard a lot of: "That's really good"!!! Occupational therapists are coming today also to begin the swallowing therapy. Discussions are on going doctor to doctor and doctor to us about wanting to do the cardiac catheter test. At this point Melanie and Austan do not want it done. It will still be some days before that decision has to be made. John Young from our church (First Baptist) came by today. What a blessing to have him here. He read from Psalms 42 and 43. John reminded me that times and circumstances can be hard and unexplainable. John said that throughout those 2 Psalms the writer calls God by some amazing names (Savior, Rock, etc.) and yet throughout he also admits that his soul is downcast and wants to know where God is. Very honest emotions but ends up with his focus back to Who God is...his Savior! Both end with asking: "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God." I pray that for all of us, not just Melanie and Austan, but all of us are able to remember Who God is and keep Him as our focus no matter what circumstances we are walking in. Once again thank you,each of you for your comments and prayers. You are God's hands and feet that sustain and carry us!

1 comment:

Rise' said...

This makes me think of Job. We are studying him in SS right now. In Job 23 he talks about looking to the north, south, east and west and he can't see God...but God knows where he is..and when he is tested, he will come forth as gold. Love you guys!!