Thursday, February 25, 2010

WITT IS ON THE VENTILATOR AGAIN

Yesterday Witt was put back on the ventilator. Melanie and Austan requested that it be in the nose and not the mouth so that Witt could still take his pacifier. Dr. Morales said that he doesn't believe it was Witt's heart causing this immediate need to be on the vent although overall the main contributing factor is undoubtedly the heart. This may have been caused by a virus but we don't know. Unfortunately, it doesn't really matter because Witt is back on the vent and is fluid positive. Today there is no decision to make but Melanie and Austan at some point will probably have to decide if they want Witt to have a tracheotomy. Right now there are questions that would need to be answered before any decision could be made. One of the main reasons to have a trach would be so that Witt could go home if he doesn't ever come off the ventilator. However, unless his medicines(diuretics, etc.) and fluids can be managed at home he would remain in the hospital anyway. There are most likely some hard hard decisions ahead. Last night Mel said she doesn't want to have to make these type of decisions. I am praying that if there are decisions to be made that God would make the right choice so clear that it almost feels like there is no choice at all! I am wholeheartedly praying for God's perfect will to not only be carried out but to be made totally evident to Mel, Austan and the doctors. And I still know that our God is Able...able to heal Witt. I also know that He is Faithful...I have seen that over and over again. I know that He will accomplish all that concerns Witt, Austan and Melanie and faithfully carry them through all of this!

Isaiah 25:1
O Lord, You are my God;
I will exalt You, I will give
thanks to Your name;
For You have worked wonders,
Plans formed long ago, with
Perfect faithfulness.


40 comments:

Shelley said...

May this sweet child be healed by the mighty hand of God...in Jesus name....blessings

Nancy said...

Karen,
While I can't begin to imagine having to make the decisions which Mel and Austan may be facing, I do know that God has steered them faithfully through the decisions required thus far, and will continue to make his will for Witt clear to them. I'm praying for each of you, and sending much love...Cadou

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

And your faith continues to inspire and witness to me. I will be praying. ~Mindy

Mrs. Anderson said...

Dear Austin, Melanie and baby Witt,
This is Jamie Anderson (Molly's friend) and her students from Cypress Spings High school. We have been saving can tabs as a fundraiser all year long. The can tabs are used to fund and build Ronald McDonald's house. Normally we donate the can tabs to Ronald McDonald's house, but if you know of a way for you to use them we will gladly donate them to you this year. We have probably collected over 30,000!
Mel, Austin and Witt we are praying for you and sending our love.
In God's gracious love,
Mrs. Anderson and her students

Anonymous said...

Dear Austin and Melanie & baby witt im sorry for your sons conditions.i hope and pray to god that he gets better.when i found out about this young boy condition i was deeply hurt and sad. i wish to him and the family that he gets better and healthy.stay strong and positive.

sincerely,
arianna

Anonymous said...

dear melanie and austin,
when my teacher mrs. anderson told me about your son witt i got sensitive. its hard knowing that its really real that you have to go threw what you go through everyday. i really pray and hope that he stays heathly and safe. i cant imagine how it feels to have to go through that but all im going to leave you two with is that god is watching over you two and hes going to bless yall.

love kimmie

Natalie Oakley said...

Dear Lupher Family,

You don't know me but I know Lisha Lupher and I have been following Witt's blog for a while now. I continue to be touched by your unwavering faith in the Lord! It is like a testimony to me to see that Melanie and Austan can forge on and still give all the GLORY to GOD! As for Witt, God has a plan for him and I'm praying that his will be done. PRAYING...

Anonymous said...

Melanie,
may god be with you and your family to keep all of you strong.
remember god doesnt close one dorr without opemeimg another.
baby witt will be just fine, he will overcome his condition and you guys can all live a happily ever after.

sincerely,keiera wilson

Anonymous said...

Dear Melanie ,Austin in Baby Witt i hope your baby gets better it would make me feel better if i pray so your baby could get better ill pray every night befor i go to sleep so your wonderful baby would get better ill pray for you in Austin too.

By: Antonio hope he gets better

Anonymous said...

dear ms melanie and mr austin and baby witt,

we are sorry about baby witt. we are here to suppoert you and do everything we can to help you out , so good luck and may god bless you.

sincerly Amel& deonica:)

Anonymous said...

hi,this is maggie i send all of my condolences to baby witt and his family. i pray that he gets better melanie & austin just keep praying and everything will be...i will keep baby witt in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

hello melainie. you are a very brave women and i know that god is watching over you, austin, and baby witt. you can all get through this no matter what the docters say.

Kelli said...

Praying!!! No momma should ever have to make those decisions. Lord please wash over Mel and Austans hearts and mind. Give them more than guidance, give them a definative answer for any decision they must make for their sweet son. You are mighty and I know your plan is in work.

Anonymous said...

hey mr.austin & mrs.melanie well my name is ana i am one of mrs anderson students

well i just wanted to let you know that i will personally pray for becuase i know that it isnt easy having someone derest to you in a situation like your baby witt is in because my brother personaly has cancer but thank to GOD he has olmost won tha battle agest his cancer just belive in god pray and i will pray every nite for your son and every other kid in the world that are just so innocent to be going threu what there going

Anonymous said...

witt i'm sorry that you arent doing as well as i am, or as well as alot people. I know i have no idea of wht your going through, i wish you wouldent have to go through it, knowone should. The doctors keep saying that you wont make it, but you keep pulling through, god is watching over you as is everyone else. I want and hope that you get better
Thomas Hernandez

Anonymous said...

Melanie & Austin im sorry about your son baby Witt its sad to hear that but were doing everything to support you & your family i know god will help you out & make everything better.
-Jennifer

Anonymous said...

hi melanie, austin and baby witt i just wanted to say i am sorry for what you have to go thru but i hope that you guys have a wonderful life for what it is not for what it is meant to be so get well soon I will pray for you!

Sincerly yours
Joshua Ivey

Anonymous said...

god is with you.
no matter what happens god is always by your side dont give up
-chanice reed

Anonymous said...

i hope babyu witt getts better.. ans i know he will get better.. god is with yall
By:Cita and ricki and anthony

Anonymous said...

hellow my name is sertiani medina and i have to say your beby is an angel im a 15 year old teen and ive been in alot fo trouble and your baby makes me tinkk what he would give to have the chances to do all the things i get to do i truley can say that witt is a blessing to me to because he shows me the messed up things i do and how much i want to change them i wish you and the family luck and i will pray for you

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your baby. Its so sad to know that he has a disorder, i have a baby myselve and i thank God everyday for having him in my life,baby Witt is a strong little man.Have faith in God that everything will be okay.Words cant explain how i feel, He has gotten so far and i know that he still has many many years to live. He is a strong baby, yall are blessed to have a baby like him. Even though he has something wrong with him i know he can make it. He is adorable, Dont worry God is with you and Austin.. and ofcourse baby Witt.
My prayers go out to you and your family. Maybe from this experience you can learn more about life, give a kiss from me to baby Witt.

- oneydi.

Anonymous said...

hi my my name azareth i just want to say godd bless your son and your whole family i hope hes gonna be alright and im gonna try to recycle all the can tab for you

Anonymous said...

hi my my name azareth i just want to say godd bless your son and your whole family i hope hes gonna be alright and im gonna try to recycle all the can tab for you

Anonymous said...

I am one of Jamile Andersons past students, and i just happened to be in her class today and im so glad that i got to hear yalls story. Your baby is so precious in the eyes of god and i know that what your family is going through must be like all the odds are against you. I go to church with Jamie and i firmly believe god knows what he's doing and he can perform miracles. iwill be praying for baby Witt and your family.
God bless,
Lauren Hazelrigs

Anonymous said...

at cy-spring high there is a class called sas and we have been saving up tab can for a wonerdful baby (witt) he has beeen a very strong baby and i am very glad for him. as i was looking at his picture and i am thinking in my head that he is a fighting solider and i think he is going to mak4e it and become a wonderful boy that you and mr austin would want him to be i will also keep you and mr austin in my prayers and also the wonderful baby witt that you have brought to the world. so i hope that some off i can tabs can help with some of what you guy have to take care off
love brittany for cy-spring high school

Anonymous said...

hello lupher family, im really sorrry for all of wat your going through, i hope that you dont give up on your baby. remember that he is fighting for his life as much as you are. i hope he lives to see this beautiful world that we live in. i will keep your family in my prayers .
-yahaira R.

Anonymous said...

im so sorry if i were you i would not no what to do. its amazing how you are hanging in there. your baby is beatiful. i will pray for your baby i know i dont know you but i love you!!!
evan

Anonymous said...

Im so sorry to hear about baby witt. When Mrs. Anderson told us the story it not only touched my heart but alot of others in the classroom. I hope and will pray that he can get through this and yall do as well, which i know can happen. Just no that there are miracles and dont give up. God bless.
-Tre' Cunningham.

Anonymous said...

i just wanted to say that your my hero because other people would of just givin up but you didnt. i just want you to kno im goin to keep you in my prayers and pray every night.

God Bless,

naomi

Anonymous said...

i cant say that i know how it feels to have a child like yours. me personaly i think your child is special. the way that god let him live another day dispit of whta the doctors say i think that is amazing. all of mrs.andersons students have collected cantabs jus for you an your family.i keep you an your family in my prays an that one day he will be healed.
jada walker

Anonymous said...

dEAR MElENy AUStiNN &&+ bABBy
Witt<3,,
i WANtED tO tElL yOU qUYS tHAt i WiShh yOU tHE bEStt WitHH yOURR qORqEUS bABYY..dNt bE AfRAiD ChERiSh EVERy dAyy as iF iT WAS hISS lASt..&& hE iS iNN qOd'S hANdS(: hOPEE fORR tHE bEStt!!!
Ohhh && P.S. yOU hAVEE SUcHH A bEAUtIfUll bAByy_*
SiNCERlY,,
dENiA qOMEZ

Anonymous said...

hi u may never meat me but i have u in my prayers and im so happy yall are sticking in there and holding on and loving for witt im sure if and ween he is able to speek he will be thankful i no i am to u becouse i get mad at stupid things and rembering him helps me see how rong i am
john


john zedlitz

Anonymous said...

Dear Melanie,Austin, and bayby Witt,

I felt very bad about what is happening to your baby and I almost cried when Mrs. Anderson told our class about baby Witt's story. I'm so thankful that he made it to his first birthday and I wish him many more.

Nicole. <3

Anonymous said...

i hope that you will get the blessing of the lord to help you in your time of need. i will pray for you tonight and hope that it will help in some way god bless your
Zakery Wright

Anonymous said...

hi well im kathy im in mrs.ledesmason's 7th period...i want you know that ive been praying for you and baby witt im sorry for whats happend to you somtime im sad and just dispointed about life and i ask my self why am i alive and know i realize that God has us here alive for a reson, if we did'ent have a reason to be here he wouldent have us all alive including baby witt...i know God has a reason fer baby witt to be here and alive and mi and my church will be praying for you and your family!!!and even though i dont know you in person i love you guys yall help mi realize that my life isent that bad and that mi and you and baby witt have a perpouse to live and be here!!i hope you love,and blessings!!!-love katherine velasquez martinez!!read psalms 23!!

cheryl said...

What a precious and unexpected blessing that has come from Mrs. Anderson and her students! WOW!

sonja said...

You guys... what a beautiful blessing this class has given you! I scrolled down and was just blessed! Sometimes a note of encouragement is like a warm smile and a reminder that He cares, in 1000 ways... for Witt and for you all!

Hugs!

Sonja

Gayle said...

How precious to read what Mrs. Anderson's children said from their hearts. While God is constantly taking care of Witt and his family, He continues to use your story to reach out to others. To God be the Glory!
We continue to pray and trust God.
We love you all so much.
Bobby and Gayle

Glenita Hayden said...

Guys ! I am AMAZED at Mrs andersons class! What an unexpected surprise! I read every single one of the comments. Those youngins are blessed to have a teacher like that! If they have been in trouble or just need help with their lifes struggles God definitely sent them to the right person ! Little Witt has truly opened the eyes of probably thousands and thousands of people, and I know always will! Can't wait till he's older and helping out at the frozen lemonade stand with little Adelaide ! Won't that be toooooo cute ?! Y'all stay strong and we'll all keep praying for our little man! Love y'all !

Jenn said...

I read and think what an amazing WITTNESS this precious baby has been to so many people...myself included! We continue to pray for God's protection and healing! Love you all so much!
Jenn & Joseph