Saturday, March 16, 2013

Over due update...

I hope that you enjoyed David's post a few days ago...  Please forgive us for not posting yesterday and for it being so late today, our lives have just been a little crazy (I don't know why :-).  I also apologize in advance that this post will be short and without a whole lot of detail.  The truth is that today has been a rough day emotionally for David and I!  Grace was moved to the step down unit yesterday (which is one step closer to being discharged), where the nurse to patient ratio is 4 to 1.  Therefore David is responsible for most all of her care outside of administering meds, etc.  Oh! and the step down unit has shared patient rooms, so David and Grace have just a thin curtain separating them from their neighbors (VERY little privacy :-).  We try to remember that while shared patient rooms are less than ideal, if they only had single rooms, they wouldn't be able to care for as many patients that are desperate for their amazing care (like us :-).

One of the reasons that the past couple of days has been so tough is because David and I hardly get a chance to talk or text because Grace is so incredibly needy right now (who can blame her).  Our poor little girl hardly sleeps more than 15 minutes at a time and when she's awake she needs David's full attention (he got 3 hours of sleep last night and couldn't even get away for meals today) making it hard for us to have any meaningful conversation.  Therefore, the updates that I get from David are usually VERY brief and infrequent (in comparison to my preference that is :-).  While the circumstances are not ideal, I can praise The Lord that some of the updates that I have received for today have been that "Grace is doing great," "she almost finished a 4 oz bottle without spitting up... yet" and "she has an echo scheduled for Monday, if that looks good, she may be discharged on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week."  All of those updates are certainly praise worthy, so I humbly ask that you would please join us in praising the Lord for Grace's progress and please pray for her continued healing with no more bumps in the road.  Please also pray for David and I to endure this difficult time (days) well, we feel like we are just trying to make it through each day until we can all be together again.  The verse that I'm clinging to right now is Lamentations 3:23 "Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning." 

Thank you for being our "village"! We SO appreciate all of your prayers, encouragement and support!

1 comment:

Joyce said...

Dear Kristi and David, I am so pleased to hear how Well Gracie is Healing, and that they are just a short step away from Coming Home :) .

Psalm 41:3
"The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness".

I feel for your family how hard it is to be away from one another during this time, and for so long. Now is a time when you wish you could physically be together; that you can hold each other, and Gracie, cry, rejoice, eat, sleep, refresh yourself, walk, talk, and pray.
Remember: Psalm 54:4

"Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me".

Because of your Faith, Commitment and Love for God, He has Blessed you with a very special love that most couples do not experience. Agape Love! He has not only blessed You, but also Abigail, Andrew and Gracie with this same Love! You are Truly Blessed!

You are also a Huge Blessing to all who know you; You both radiate The Love of Jesus.... Thank You!