Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Thank you!

"Thank you" is so worthless a phrase to show all the gratitude we have to all of you who have shown such care and concern towards Charity and our family at this time!

She has a very nice small private room that has been filling up with the floral gifts and teddy bears that have been given and the small board on the wall is quickly being covered with the cards and artwork that have been sent!
We greatly appreciate those who have given up their time (even driving long distances!) to come and show their love and encourage Charity. Even though she is still in ICU God is continuing to bless with positive recovery and Charity is feeling up to seeing visitors if anyone would like to come see her though there is an age limit for children(12) and only two visitors at a time.

We give thanks to God always for you all,
making mention of you in our prayers.
I Thessalonians 1:2

Update on Charity - Wednesday P.M.

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends."
John 15:9-13

  • Charity's IV lines were switched from the large port in her chest to a small pick line (sp?) in her arm. The Doctors said that as soon as the bacteria is cleansed from her bloodstream with this new antibiotic, she can come home. She will still have the pick line in her arm and have to have the antibiotics put in every 4 hours for 6-8 weeks. Please pray that she will be able to get home soon, and that there will be no bacteria still lingering in her heart.
  • Some of the Doctors are still worried about her weak heart, and are pushing to do the scoping procedure so they will know for sure if she has any damage that would possibly require surgery. Please pray that if necessary, Charity will be willing to go through with the scoping and that they will find that there is no permanent damage to her heart.

" In this is love, not that we loved GOD, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be a propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if GOD so loved us, we also aught to love one another."
I John 4:10&11

Update on Charity - Wednesday A.M.

"But GOD will redeem my life from the power of the grave,
for He shall save me. Selah."
Psalm 49:15

  • Praise! Charity was taken off the Catheter! She is very happy about that, and is obviously much more comfortable now.
  • Praise!! They also took her off the Insulin IV. She was on that to combat the glucose and other sugary IV fluids. Her blood sugar is stable and doing well.
  • Praise!!! Her Blood pressure monitor was removed. Even though they took her off the blood pressure medicine earlier, she was still being monitored and her arm was being squeezed every 1/2 hour or so, making it a little difficult to get good sleep.
  • Well, as of last update, Doctor G. had said that she did not have thrush. But two other Doctors confirmed that she did indeed still have thrush. So they seem to be a little confused. :-) Either way, please continue to pray for her mouth sores!

"The LORD of hosts is with us;
the GOD of Jacob is our refuge. Selah."
Psalm 46:7