Monday, September 19, 2011


Everything is finished with Witt's procedure this morning. It went well with the ENT (tubes and scope) but the eye doctor wasn't able to find the tear duct. It may be very tiny or may not have one at all. Witt will go to a different specialist in a few months. Hopefully he will still get to go home today but his oxygen saturation is staying a little lower than where it normally is, so they will continue to watch him. Thanks you for all your prayers.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Witt is having a couple of procedures tomorrow morning. He has to be at the Texas Children's Clinic at 6:00am. Somewhere around 7am he will have tubes put in his ears, a tear duct unclogged and the ENT will take a look with a scope at the trach area. Our prayer is that this is a simple one hour process and Witt will get to go home tomorrow. A cardiac anesthesiologist will be used and if there are any concerns at all Witt will be kept over night. I am praying that without a doubt God is control and that His presence is felt by believers and nonbelievers alike...all to His infinite glory!!
Today Witt, Mel and Austan went to the second worship service of Bayou City Fellowship! Curtis' sermon was based on Peter and walking on the water to Christ. Curtis gave this definition of overcoming: "Keep moving forward with faith, hope and joy in tact." He also said that even if you fail, maybe because of doubt like Peter, at least like Peter you should fail towards Christ. I couldn't help but think of Melanie and Austan and their journey with Witt. How amazing is our Lord that He empowered Mel and Austan to continue to walk on this path filled with faith, hope and joy. I remember marveling at how much laughter there was even in the PICU waiting room! I also couldn't help but think of the family that having just lost their child invited me to be a part of their prayer that ended with them joyfully proclaiming over and over again: "Nevertheless, we will praise You, nevertheless we will praise You!!!" They undoubtedly overcame.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Over a year ago I started asking God for a solution to the problem of the Melanie, Austan and Witt being able to go to church. I just didn't expect Him to create a new church! Wow, He is Able and Practical!!! For several years Mel and Austan have been members of a very large church. It just didn't seem right to take Witt to the service of several thousand people. I kept thinking I could stay with Witt every other Sunday so at least Mel and Austan could attend worship. God had a much greater plan...more than I could imagine. He created a whole new church. Obviously, there are many, many God glorifying reason why Bayou City Fellowship has been started but one of those was so that the entire Lupher family could worship together!! Curtis, the pastor was very welcoming along with the founding team of about 50 people. This Sunday was the very first official service of BCF and Witt. If that wasn't mind boggling enough for me, God put the "icing on the cake". The first worship song was "Mighty to Save"...Witt's theme song from birth!!

Witt has had several checkups. The first was with Dr. Ruiz, the pulmonologist. There is no plan right now to make major adjustments to the ventilator but he wants Mel to try weaning Witt off the oxygen! Witt's latest checkup was with Dr. Chumitazi, the gastroenterologist. He wants to try to wean Witt off two of his medicines and feels like there is no more need to see Witt!! Definitely all steps in the right direction. Truly, He is Mighty to Save!

This Monday, the 19th, Witt is having a couple of procedures down. He is having tubes put in both ears and his tear duct unclogged. They are suppose to be at Texas Children's at 6am. Hopefully this is a simple day procedure. Witt will have a cardiac anesthesiologist. The plan is for Witt to go home that day. I am praying that that is God's plan. Dr. Ruiz did tell Mel to speak up if she did not think Witt was 100%...then we all laughed!! God has blessed Melanie with a bold spirit that is never afraid to speak up where Witt is concerned. Just the type of mom Witt needs. What an Able, Practical God!!!