Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Strength


Good morning. Yesterday they turned off Aaron's sedation but the pain medication that he is getting still kept him pretty groggy. He was able to nod his head in response to a couple simple questions that Angie asked him. One of the questions she asked him was if he was in any pain and he nodded no, thank God.

The respiratory therapist was in and gave him a breathing treatment which was the first time for that. He is breathing on his own now so they will be focusing on strengthening his lungs with these treatments.

While they were changing his dressings yesterday the nurse said that from his movements she was surprised at how strong he still was even after being in bed for the better part of two weeks now. The Dr. said that by the end of the week they hope to have him in rehabilitation. We are not sure exactly what kind of rehabilitation.

Your prayers are so helpful to Aaron, and again, we so appreciate all of them. Lynn at Raising Little Shoots has a lovely post about strength. That is where I got the above picture.

God bless,
Sue and family

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Dear Sue and family,

    Thank you for writing and updating everyone on Aaron's condition daily. I can't tell you the number of phone calls we receive with people checking on Aaron. He is loved by so many people! We are so relieved to hear he is not in pain and is getting such wonderful care. Ryan, James and I continue to pray everyday for Aaron and your family. Please give Aaron our love.

    Wendy Endres

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  2. I'm so relieved to hear he is improving-- you're in my thoughts.

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  3. Sue,
    What wonderful news..Prayer is a powerful resource....

    God promises His children grace for grace....when we need that extra measure of grace He gives it....

    Thank you for your visit to my blog and the sweet comment.....Betty

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  4. Sue,
    So happy to hear the great news. It will be a long road, but you'll see he'll be back to his old self before you know it. My mom was in rehab last year for kidney failure, she couldn't even walk from how weak she was of being in bed for weeks. Today, you would never know she went through it, and she's 73. God is with us.
    Prayers for Aaron.
    Rose

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  5. I am so happy to hear your son is breathing on his own. I pray that he will continue to improve and that he will remain comfortable as he heals.

    Love and best wishes to all of you,
    Linda
    xoxo

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  6. Hi Sue
    I found your wonderful Blog through your comment on Cote de Texas's Blog on the Dallas Mart. I am one that Joni went to the Mart with. I will Link you on my Blog so I can check back with you.
    Kindest Regards
    Patricia
    http://patriciagrayinc.blogspot.com/

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  7. Anonymous6:30 PM

    praying in Farwell, MI

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  8. So glad to hear Aaron is doing better. That is indeed good news. Sending a big, big hug your way.
    Alexandra

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  9. What great news. So glad to hear he is doing better every day!
    Penny

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  10. Hi Sue, small steps, fantastic. Thank you for taking the time to update us regularly, don't know how you do all this, truly! And thank you for taking the time to visit our blog just now and the lovely birthday wishes for Jacqui. A huge hug from both of us :) Jenn and Jacqui

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Thanks for leaving a comment. I so appreciate it when you take the time to leave a bit of encouragement.
Hugs,
Sue