Friday, August 7, 2009


Witt is still headed in the right direction!!! His creatinine level is back in the high normal range and his fluid balance is much better! This weekend the doctors don't plan on making any changes. They want to just leave things alone till Monday. However, on Monday they might lower Witt's oxygen more with the hope of taking him off completely at some point. Today Witt also will be seen by both OT and PT. For the first time "going home" was even mentioned as a near future possibility!! It is still not talked about in any real time frame but just the sheer mention of it is amazing!!
One of the Pastors(John Young) from our church came by for a visit. I am always encouraged by his visits and especially his prayers. John said he was impressed by Mel's contentment. Melanie does show an amazing undoubtedly God given contentment. Besides the very obvious situation with Witt, Melanie has not been home in 2 months...her house has been rebuilt without her(what an incredible job Austan has done!) as she has known it has changed! We are told that one of the big things wrong with Americans these days is the need for instant gratification. Maybe it's not the instant gratification that's so wrong but what we look to for the gratification. Melanie has become so content and gratified by the small things...the tiny steps...that God has accomplished. She doesn't overlook the things that most of us take for granted. God is doing so much in and for Witt that does bring instant gratification!! Today, during John's prayer, Witt growled(grrrrr's) the whole time and was smiling at Melanie. That brings me huge instant gratification!! Somehow recognizing God's hand and being satisfied in the tiny details helps to keep a Godly contentment. Thank You, Lord for every little step...thank You that You do satisfy the soul!!!
Waiting for therapy!


Sue said...

Your family has been such an inspiration to so many. Your witness and trust in the Lord has been steadfast and will be rewarded, I am sure. I am so happy for all of you that Witt is making improvements every day. He is a beautiful blessed boy!!

Prayers continue to bring Witt home!!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

God does work in so many ways through so many people. I am grateful that you share His touch with us. Praise God! ~Mindy

susan said...

All I can say is "Praise God"

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness! He is so darn cute! He has changed a lot since I last visited (several months ago). You are all fighters!
Prayers for your family!

Jenn said...

God is amazing! I am so thankful that Witt is doing well! I do believe that it is so easy to move through life way too fast and sometimes God slows us down to see what we have right in front of us. What more do we need than having a WITTNESS right in front of us! Just seeing Witt's precious face each day reminds me to slow down and thank God for everything that life brings. Thank you Lord for this precious little guy you brought into the world. We continue to pray for healing and strength for Witt! We love you guys!
Jenn & Joseph