....She passed GAS! ....and it was good , very good! (Katie's words) Katie has been adjusting to her oral medication slowly. Her stomach has been upset so things were changed up a bit and is now keeping things down. Katie will be at the hospital tonight and maybe again tomorrow. She just needs more time to get her strength up. She is struggling with the lack of energy and the motivation to keep going. It is a day to day journey for Katie and Ben.
Today, Katie held onto the verse Zephaniah 3:17 "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
Ben worked really hard yesterday squeezing Katie's hand, chewing on the feeding and vent tubes, working up a good sweat and almost kicking Anne in the face for looking at a dot of fingernail polish on his toe. They kept him mildly sedated today to allow him to rest a bit. He is responding to localized pain stimuli and pushing it away. Katie is awaiting the moment to be able to look him in the eyes.
The scripture we are praying over Ben is Psalm 121:7 -8 (NIV) "The Lord will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore." We looked deeper into this scripture and found an explanation, thus far it became much more meaningful to all of us, " ...the saint is preserved, not in the sense that he will not suffer adversity, but that he will go through adversity and come out a winner." PRAISE GOD!
We are truly blessed daily by your prayers and support. We feel God's sustaining presence here and his power at work.