Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Witt is about the same today. He is still running a low grade fever. The tests that have come back so far have been negative. We don't have the results of the tests to determine if the infection has to do with the central line. That should be in today or tomorrow. The doctors have decided for today to not really change any settings on the ventilator. Yesterday, he didn't tolerate the change that was done probably because of not feeling well with the infection and fever. As Christmas draws near, my hurt for Witt, Melanie and Austan grows. Some of you may not realize but Witt will have spent both his Christmases here. I know that my God...their God...is in control and I praise Him for that! My trust in Him hasn't wavered but there is still hurt. If I hurt I can't imagine what must be in Melanie's and Austan's heart. Would everyone please join me today so that as one body with one loud voice we are asking the God of Witt, Melanie and Austan, our God who loves them more than I can imagine to replace the hurt with joy...not a giddy, surface joy but with the joy that runs so deep and is unshakable! It's a joy that remains through the hurt and tears. It is simply the joy of the Lord that is our strength!