Sunday, December 27, 2009


The cardiology team just rounded on Witt. They think he might be a tiny bit dry. Last night another dose of diuretic was held along with the enalapril because his blood pressure was low. Being a little too dry can cause this. Today they will continue to tweak his medicines so the decision was made to keep Witt in the PICU another day/night. The cardiologist didn't want to send him to the floor with uncertainty in his meds. Witt is off oxygen now! His saturation is hanging in the mid to low 90's but so far so good!!! These pictures were taken yesterday when he still had the nasal cannula for oxygen.

This morning I opened my Bible to Psalm 27 :13:

"I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord."

Beside this verse I had written: Mel 6/27/08(after the ultrasound and 4 months before Witt was born). I remember reading and praying this. Asking God to fill me with strength all the while hanging tightly to the truth that I would see the goodness of the Lord. Some people, even fellow believers may find this hard to believe but when I look at Witt all I see is the goodness of the Lord! Certainly, I have experienced excruciating pain and there has been suffering. Undeniably, Witt has suffered...Melanie has suffered...Austan has suffered but at least equally undeniable is the presence of the goodness of the Lord even if the "land of the living" is the hospital!!!


Raley Family Blog said...

I love you guys so much! The Lord uses your posts to encourage me daily. Our God is good! I am so thankful that Witt is off of the oxygen again and I am praying for the doctors to have the wisdom they need to make the decisions that need to made for Witt. I continue to pray for peace, strength and rest for Mel and Austan and the rest of the family. I pray that when the Lord allows us to come home and visit that I will be able to visit you guys and meet my 2 newest cousins. Love you guys so much.

kristin fulghum said...

witt is such a blessing to so many. he is absolutely precious and we are praying for you guys...especially that you would see the goodness of the Lord and that those around you would see it to! merry christmas.

trash talk said...

Poignant words and words that should be heeded by all. We must wait upong the Lord and try with all our might not to impose our will, but only His. His will seems to be for the doctors to be sure and not rush any decisions. Prayers continue for him to continue to get better.