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!

7 comments:

rise' said...

Comfort and joy....

Kay Ostrom said...

We must remember that as much as we hurt for Mel and Austan, God is hurting much, much more. Let's let him carry the burden for us today. Let's celebrate Christ's birth and rejoice in knowing he is our comfort.

trash talk said...

As a mother and a grandmother, my heart breaks for them and you. We are powerless without him, but it is so hard. I'll keep y'all in my heart and mind through the coming days for strength and for the doctors wisdom.
Debbie
P.S. If home is where the heart is, it doesn't matter where y'all are to celebrate...the love y'all share for one another is everywhere and I thank you for sharing it with us.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Joy. You always know how to direct our hearts in prayer. I will pray for joy. Joy for Austin and Mel and Witt. And may other lives continue to be touched in the family room, in blogs, and in the lives of all who hear Witt's story. Joy! ~Mindy

Penny said...

Praying for peace and comfort for Mel and Austin..... for all of you. God's love is SO pure, he delights in us. Even when the rain is pouring on our heads, he is there. When we hurt God feels every pain.
I can't imagine spending both Christmas's in the hospital with my child not feeling well. BUT Witt is here, kicking and moving. Every day is a blessing. Praying for joy in Ohio!

Anonymous said...

praying for all of you, mary n

Gayle said...

Praying with you and for each of you! I understand how you are feeling. We all wish Witt was home for his second Christmas, but I KNOW you guys! You WILL celebrate the birth of Christ no matter where you are! You will celebrate with Precious Witt. Jesus was in a plain undecorated stable and yet the JOY that was felt and continues to be felt is unmeasurable. You may be in a hospital room but I can tell you there will be JOY in that room!
JOY in the gift of Witt's life; JOY in two very special parents who God chose specifically to love and care for Witt; JOY in grandparents and family who love and support one another no matter where they are; JOY in the medical staff who care for Witt's needs; Joy in our Creator who loves us more than we could ever imagine; and JOY in the birth of Jesus who paid the price for us to spend eternity together with God. JOY! JOY! JOY!

I will be filled with joy because of You. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High. Psalm9:2

Our hearts and prayers are with you. The Joy of the Lord IS your strength!!!
Gayle and Bobby