Monday, February 19, 2007

Finally Home!

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Praise the LORD! Charity was finally able to come home on Monday night after a long day of back and forth answers as to whether she would leave at all!
Another praise is that they were able to get her a portable monitor to regulate her IV input instead of us having administer it every four hours! We now only have to change the bag once every 24 hours and the cycle will run its designated course by it's self.

Again we cannot thank you all enough for all the care and concern you showed towards our family at this trying time in our lives!

We continue though to covet your prayers as Charity still has a long road ahead of her as we have yet to truly determine the cause of the many physical difficulties she has experience lately and direction as to long term medication use and the strengthening of her heart.

I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. O LORD my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive...Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever!
Psalm 30:1-3b,4,11-12

Update on Charity - Monday P.M.

"Oh, the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and knowledge of GOD!
How unsearchable are His judgements,
and His ways past finding out!"
Romans 11:33

  • Well, this has been quite a roller coaster day! "But thanks be to God Who has given us the Victory through our LORD Jesus Christ!" Charity's fever is down, she has been released from the hospital, and is on her way home!
  • Please continue to pray that she will not have this reoccurring fever. And that we will have wisdom in knowing how to get her Lupus under control, so that she can regain her strength.

"Blessing and honor and glory and power,
be to Him Who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!"
Revelation 5:13

Update on Charity - Monday A.M.

"Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
"Be strong, do not fear!"
Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
with the recompense of God;
He will come and save you!"
Isaiah 35:4

  • I hate to be the bearer of bad news . . . :-( The infectious disease Doctor came in this morning and said that Charity could not come home, because her fever had spiked back up to 101. Obviously Charity is VERY disappointed (and we are too) with this set back. Please pray for her comfort and that the doctors will be wise in how they diagnosis and treat her. Please pray that they will try to find the cause of this fever, and not just give her Tylenol to temporarily get rid of it.
  • They are taking another blood culture today. Please pray that they will find that everything is well.

" . . And pray for one another,
that you may be healed.
The effective, fervent prayer
of a righteous man avails much."
James 5:16