Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Update on Charity - Tuesday P.M.

"Behold the LORD's hand is not shortened,
That it cannot save:
Nor is His ear heavy, that it cannot hear."
Isaiah 59:1

  • Unfortunately there was still some bacteria found in Charity's blood as of today's lab test. They have put her on a new antibiotic that is suppose to more specifically combat this bacteria. Please pray that this will be effective.
  • One of the Doctors checked her mouth and said that the Thrush seems to be gone now, but she still has a lot of very uncomfortable sores, which are probably left from the thrush or even are a side affect of the lupus. Please continue to pray that she will be able to bear the pain associated with these sores and eating.
  • Thank you to all of you loving friends for your prayers, cards, flowers, meals and surprise visits! Even though Charity sometimes might feel embarrassed to have all this attention when she is ill, I know your care is a real blessing to her.

Just as a side note: Charity was moved to a different room in ICU this afternoon. Someone came into emergency there at the hospital who needed the room where she was. The room she has now is in a slightly more secluded spot and has a little more privacy, so that is a blessing. She is now in Room 205 in ICU.

"The LORD your GOD in your midst,
the Mighty One, will save:
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing."
Zephaniah 3:17

Update on Charity - Tuesday A.M.

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to GOD. . ."

  • A blood culture is going be taken today to see if the bacteria in her blood is being affected by the antibiotics they are now giving her. If it isn't, they will have to try different antibiotics. Please pray that they will find NO Bacteria in her blood!
  • Please continue to pray that the leaky and fluttery heart valve that the Doctors are seeing, is not infected by the bacteria, and that it is not permanently damaged.
  • The Thrush is still very severe in her mouth and throat. Please pray that in spite of all the antibiotics (which are just inflaming the thrush) that God will quickly heal these very uncomfortable sores, so that she would be able to eat and become more nourished.

" . . . and the peace of GOD which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:6&7