Friday, January 18, 2008
Only By His Grace
Yesterday was a bit trying. Aaron's heart rate was up to a little over 140 and he was running a fever. Angie asked his nurse if he could get worse and she said yes, they have to be vigilant about keeping the wounds from infection and they are watching his lungs very carefully and of course his eyes are still very fragile.
After they said he had apparently reached his peak we took a sigh of relief but we still have a long way to go. We were warned of this but it is still very hard to consider. In Dana's Mom's group they discussed praying for specifics so we are asking you to pray specifically for his wounds to heal, his lungs to clear up and protection for his eyes. We also ask you to pray for strength and good health for us.
Today we have reinforcements coming in and we are truly grateful for that. Dana, Doug and Blake will be here some time today, it is Doug's birthday so we hope to be able to get out to celebrate tonight with a nice dinner in a restaurant. Kyle and his troops will be here early today too. He has 'the guys' coming in from all over the country. Aunt Donna will be here from the UP today or tomorrow.
The Guy's are Aaron and Kyle's fraternity and high school buddies and their cards, letters and packages have started coming in. Their humor did lighten the mood of the somber hospital room yesterday and for that I am so grateful. Trent's package caused quite a commotion, I did see it and I forgive you ;).
Angie would like to get up north to see the kids sometime this weekend but I know it will be hard for her to leave. She has been at Aaron's side from morning to night through all of this. Please pray for her strength and for the little ones who are really missing their Mom & Dad.
I want to thank Vince and Nadine who sent us enough food to last us all week. Thank you so much for the weeks worth of groceries. We just finished off all the delicious desserts and are still eating the Honey Baked Ham that you so kindly brought.
I can't remember if I thanked Ryan and Vanessa earlier for all the food they brought by earlier in the week, but if I didn't, please except our gratitude and appreciation. We have been well taken care of by the people who are near us with food and prayers and by phone calls, prayers and messages from people who are far away that have fed our souls.
So many have offered assistance in so much and we appreciate every offer and want you all to know that we are fine, by the grace of God, and will not hesitate to ask if and when a need arises.
My rock, my husband John, is in Colorado with Bernie, Cathy and the kids and I miss him terribly. We had both planned to visit them this week but with Aaron's illness we didn't feel like it would be possible but when we heard that Aaron may have reached his peak we decided that he would still go. John, the nurses and I miss you very much but I am glad that you are able to see the Grand's and I send all of you my love. John is an early bird so first thing every morning he would be out the door and by Aaron's side so the rest of us could get a shower and eat something. He takes baked goods to the nurses like a good Italian does and makes sure everyone if fed at all times. I miss you and look forward to your return on Sunday and rest assured that we will not starve.
Thank you and may God's grace be upon you,
Sue and family
The above picture is from the blog 152insightintomysoul.blogspot.com.