Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sept 1 2009

Visited Katie and Ben tonight. Ben is still in ICU .. they have tried to wake him up 2 times today and both times they had to re-sedate him. He is waking up kinda wild and that is making his blood pressure and heart rate go up too high. The good news is that he is breathing over the vent, so its still on but he is breathing and if it needs to breath for him it will .. Also he has a fever tonight . It got up to 102 .. they have a cooling blanket on him. He has an infection in his lungs and they are waiting on the cultures to come back to know which antibiotic he needs ... Please pray for his respiratory status, that his lungs will be clear, his mind will be clear and he will wake up peaceful. This is very frustrating for Katie - she wants to be with him all the time and her visits are limited by her own conditions. She is still requiring a lot of pain medicine and in her own words " I need to pass gas" until this happens she cannot even begin to eat or drink normal ... and the NG tube will have to stay in her nose , and that is causing a very sore throat. She is up walking as much as possible but again limited by pain and fatigue...

I cannot even wrap my mind around what she, and her family are feeling right now .. they are watching and waiting for their Ben to wake up and be himself .. They need supernatural strength to give them peace that passes all understanding !! Please continue to call their name out to the Lord and stand in the gap.

Jeremiah 29:11 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.


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