Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Calling all our prayer warriors...
This will again be quick but to the point! So we came to WA about a month ago knowing that we would be here for a bit and get our stuff moved back and Ben and I closer to my family. Two weeks ago tomorrow, we were told by the facilty they would be keeping Ben for four more weeks and if he didn't make significant improvements we would have to find another place for him to go. I knew that being in WA was not going to be long term but also didn't think Ben's time here would be this short!
This takes me to today. My mom and I are flying out tonight to Palo Alto, CA to go and see a very large Poly Trauma VA there that has a program designed for traumatic brain injuries. Back in December when I flew back to WA to check out places one of Ben's doctors from GA went and checked out the VA in Cali. He was very impressed with it and told me that it would be a good place for Ben to go. I knew that one day it would probably be my back up plan...again not thinking it would be this soon!
The goal of this trip is to check out the facility, talk to some of the therapists, doctors and staff to see what they can do for Ben and see what their aggressive plan might be! I will be leaving tonight and coming back Friday morning. There are alot of positives to this transfer but also a few bummers! If you look at the dates we have about 2 weeks left and so that puts us into moving there the 2nd week of March...not to far away!
So, here is how you can pray! I am still believing and know that God can totally heal Ben completely where he is at...right here and right now! I give the Lord full permission to do that! :) I also understand that my timing is not God's timing and if He wants more time to "knit" Ben back together and going to a new place is what we need to do we will do that too!
So, please continue to pray for the Lord's 100% healing for Ben and also that the Lord will lead and guide me when I go down! I need His wisdom and direction in this area! I pray that it is the best next step and they will be able to give Ben what he needs in this time!
The Lord has big plans for Ben, some that He has already fulfilled and others yet to come! I am at peace with moving if need be but I will not stop praying for Ben to make progress in leaps and bounds right where he is at!!
Thank you all for your prayers and I will fill you in soon!! Lift up those mighty prayers and praise Him for what He is doing and all that is still yet to come!!
Katie and Ben
at 9:13 AM