Thursday, March 4, 2010

UPDATE

Dr. Macicek came to talk to Melanie and Austan. He said he has never had to answer "I don't know" so many times concerning a patient. Right now they are waiting for Renal to come by and give their opinion on dialysis. Witt's kidneys are failing and with dialysis they might start working in the near future but we don't know. They might not. Witt is on very little diuretics in order to help the kidneys but for his heart and lungs this is dangerous. Even on the vent Witt's lungs and heart may not be able to handle all the extra fluid that is building up. If Witt goes on dialysis but his kidneys don't bounce back Dr. Macicek said you wouldn't want to leave him on dialysis for long. That would prolong Witt's suffering. Dr. Macicek said that this situation just is not good. BUT God is Good and He is the Stability of Our Times. He is our Strong Tower and He is Witt's Creator...His grace is sufficient!


At around 5 this morning when I switched with Mel so she could get some sleep in the recliner room my heart was breaking for her. She and Austan have walked this walk and loved their son in such a God glorifying way!! All I could say to God was: "Please, Lord, please!!" Suddenly I had this picture...Christ was standing over Mel in the recliner. He bent down and held her hand in His and whispered in her ear: "Well done my faithful servant." And she slept. Thank You, Lord!

17 comments:

Kay Ostrom said...

This breaks my heart...we are praying.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Tears. Hugs and prayers continue from Poetry. And smiles, too. Look at that hair! ~Mindy

trash talk said...

Jenn and I read this update together. That one phrase "I don't know" tells us there is only One who does know and He is good.
Debbie & Jenn
P.S. My word verification is "obedism". Amazing considering how obedient y'all are to God and always, always giving it over to Him. Just thought I would share that.

sonja said...

How could you read this and not have tears? But Karen, what a beautiful picture of God with Melanie. I especially loved that part ... 'and she slept'.

I know He is there, and I continue to lift you guys up, and as for Witt, how could we so love a little boy we've never even met. But we do! He breaks my heart when he smiles, from his hospital bed, and when he bats his toys around and as he responds to his mom and dad... he just has my heart.

Love you all... walking and praying right alongside of you.

Sonja

Poefam said...

What a precious picture that you saw...one that I'm sure must have given hope and peace!!! I am praying!

Anonymous said...

I cannot say how sorry I am for your family's hurt. But it did make me think of the amazing book "The Shack."

"My purposes are not for my comfort, or yours. My purposes are always and only an expression of love. I purpose to work life out of death, to bring freedom out of brokenness and turn darkness into light. What you see as chaos, I see as a fractal. All things must unfold, even though it puts all those I love in the midst of a world of horrible tragedies -- even the ones closest to me."

I know that God is especially fond of Witt. My thoughts are with all of you.

Sue said...

I have been following & praying for Witt daily. Praying extra hard for beautiful Witt, and all of you today. I offered the Mass for Witt today & one of today's readings was from Wisdom of Solomon 2;

"Those who trust in him will understand truth,
And the faithful will abide with him in love,
because grace and mercy are upon his elect,
and He watches over his holy ones."

I know Witt's two angels are with him comforting and ministering to him and Jesus Christ is with you and watching over all of you.

milillo fam said...

that beautiful vision is bringing tears to my eyes. i love you, mel!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh my heart weaps with you all and I now that God is in control and he is a good God. I have no words other than to say I'm lifting up your family and praying...

Anonymous said...

My heart is so heavy for each them.
Continuing to pray for Witt, his family, and his medical team.

God Bless!
Witt's prayer warrior - Amy in VA

MySanSouci said...

Praying for your sweet Witt. What a beautiful child of God.

Glenita Hayden said...

Praying for u lil Witt-man & ur momma. & daddy & all ur families !!!! Love y'all. !!!

craftymarta said...

My heart cries, it is so hard to walk this walk, but God's Grace will be sufficient. What an example this journey have been for us. I have pray and pray for Witt to be healed, and I'm still believing that God can heal Witt, but I have to say this pray too, His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. We love you guys, so real as if we have met you. You all have touch so many lives. Will pray, blessings, Marta.

Raley Family Blog said...

My heart aches for Mel and Austan and Witt and the rest of my sweet family. Continuing to pray and trust The Lord for this little guy.
Love you
Alicia

Anonymous said...

I have only been following Witt's progress for a few weeks now, but this is my first comment. I guess I could never find the right words that I felt would comfort you. I just want you to know that I think about this little guy every day, and each night when I go to sleep. A total stranger who found your blog on another's. Witt has touched my life and has made me appreciate how precious life is. I pray for him, and for his parents. This latest update has broken my heart. May God Bless you and keep you strong every step of the way.

Anonymous said...

I have only been following Witt's progress for a few weeks now, but this is my first comment. I guess I could never find the right words that I felt would comfort you. I just want you to know that I think about this little guy every day, and each night when I go to sleep. A total stranger who found your blog on another's. Witt has touched my life and has made me appreciate how precious life is. I pray for him, and for his parents. This latest update has broken my heart. May God Bless you and keep you strong every step of the way.

Anonymous said...

There are no words to describe how Witt's life has touched us all. We pray for his healing and for supernatural strength for you all to carry on. I hope knowing there are many people praying with tears of concern, will help in some meager way.