Saturday, November 23, 2013

I'm fresh out of creative titles, sorry :-)

David here- Nothing but good news for Grace today.  Praise the Lord!  She started off the morning with nasal canulas, but by noon she had them removed!!!  Another bonus, if you are in the mood for hearing this, is that Grace had not pooped since last Saturday and between yesterday afternoon and today she had five dirty diapers, all of which christened her sheets too.  The nurses called it a code brown.  Other than that, there wasn't much new for Grace today.  She is slowly coming out of her sedation haze and becoming a little more like herself.  We are very interested in seeing how Grace's heart looks on the echo on Monday or Tuesday.  The plan has been to keep cutting back on her diuretics, so that a realistic picture of Grace's heart can be seen and not just one that appears good because she is dried out.  Please continue to pray.  I would state specifically what our prayer request might be, but to be honest, I don't really have a clue what I want it to be.  I don't know if it is best for her to get a valve replacement now or if we want her valve to look great and we can go home now.  Whatever is God's will for Grace's life and body is what I desire to happen.  This is a very comforting place to be.

 Sweet Sleepy Doo with no nasal canulas for oxygen!

Sleepy Doo snuggling with her new friend!

Wishing I could get in on some of those snuggles!!!  Look, you can see her oxygen saturation on the monitor in the background, 96%! I'll take it and praise God for it!

My turn- I spent a good part of the day trying to prepare for the holidays…  trying to figure out Andrew's birthday party (which is suppose to take place in 3 days :-/), cleaning out the garage to make room for Christmas decorations that needed to come out of the attic, digging out the Christmas lights, etc and while it felt good to be productive, it also made me miss David in a big way because those are all tasks that he usually does (except planning birthday parties :-).  It got me thinking about what our fun family holiday traditions are going to look like with half of Team Ducks, 2,000 miles away (in the flesh, but not in spirit). It is during those moments of uncertainty that God uses His people to remind us that He sees, hears, cares and He provides, whether it is in the form of a hot meal when you need it most, muscles to get heavy boxes down from the attic, a perfectly worded card, a contribution toward reuniting our family for Christmas, a sweet visit from a neighbor, a last minute dinner gathering with dear friends, etc.  Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus, sweet Village!

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