Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September 1 Update from Katie

Thank you for your continued prayer and support. We are all blessed by your obvious love!

Katie is progressively healing but she continues to wait for her tummy to wake up. (pass gas, break wind… J )… once this happens she can get off her ice chip diet. Today she was able to swish apple juice which, according to her was, “heavenly”. Pray for a good sleep tonight and healing in her mouth. Katie loves her Ben and prays constantly for him!!!

Ben continues to be a fighter. He is slowly brought out of sedation for short periods where they closely watch his responses. He does respond to painful stimuli which means his nerves in those areas are intact. His MRI cleared him of his neck collar so he has no spinal or neck areas that we are aware of. To put things in perspective we are learning that a brain injury can be compared to a broken arm… just like a broken arm has to be casted and immobilized the brain does too. The sedation that is being done to Ben is allowing Bens brain to rest which in turn allows it to go through the healing process. Small slow steps so we can see big results. Please pray that infection is cleared from his body. He has a temperature so they are trying to find the source of infection. We are continually reminded that God is the ultimate Physician and only Healer!

The verses we are clinging to today are found in 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 along with the song titled, “I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin

1 comment:

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to let you know that yall are in my prayers! I love how much you are trusting in God! Praying, praying, praying for Ben!