Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Update


ODS got his cervical collar off on Monday afternoon. He had no "sitter" in his room yesterday for the first time. He is now allowed to drink from a regular cup and to use a straw. He is still having some difficulty with his vision and his gait. Please continue to pray.

Dear Lord,
Thank you so much for the healing that has occurred in ODS. Please continue your healing work both in his body and in the family. Your name be praised forever.

Amen.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Video games

I went to visit my son this afternoon and he had friends visiting and he was palying video games with them. Each day brings new surprises. While video games are not my favorite thing, it was nice to see him doing something he has enjoyed for years. His sense of humor is really starting to show through, too. I brought him a TV guide so he can decide what he wants to watch this week. He is allowed 2 programs a day. His favorite TV character was on the cover of the TV guide for this coming week: House. He enjoys that program so much that he owns at least one season on DVD. I noticed on the notice board at the Rehab that they have a Catholic Mass televised followed by a coffee hour. I mentioned it to my son. I hope he returns to the sacraments soon.

Lord,
Thank you for continuing to bring healing to my dear son. I am encouraged by all the improvements. Lord, if it be Your will, allow the removal of the cervical collar on Monday. I know You have a plan, Lord. Please draw ODS closer to you in this time of his need.

Amen.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Update

ODS is improving every day. I brought him a chalupa from Taco Bell today. We had to request no lettuce, but otherwise he could have all the rest of it. We did have to cut it up and feed it to him with a fork, but he enjoyed it! He was quite chatty today and even initiated conversation by asking each of his siblings how they were doing today. I am praising God. Please continue to pray.

Monday, September 17, 2007

More good news.

I got to visit with ODS this afternoon. He had had a busy day. He went to the hospital for a swallowing eval, and he has been given a diced food diet. He gets to eat! I was able to be at the Rehab at dinner time, and I was so happy to see him pick up the fork and feed himself. He also said my name when asked.

Keep praying.

Lord,
Thank you.

Amen.

Speech at last

I just spoke to the Speech pathologist at the Rehab. ODS said a few words this morning. He does not have much volume, and he cannot sustain it, but I am praising God for the few words! ODS was having a modified barium swallow this afternoon. If that goes well, he will be on a modified diet. This is wonderful as he apparently pulled out his feeding tube around 4 this morning.

Dear Lord,
Thank you for this wonderful step! Praise your holy name!

Amen.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Today was difficult.

Today I crashed. Not literally, but figuratively. I had a very difficult day. I cried alot. I have very broad shoulders, but today they were not quite broad enough. The weight I had on them made me collapse with sorrow. It is very difficult to watch your 19 year old son struggle to walk and use the bathroom. It is so very difficult to watch him be unable to communicate his needs.

Lord,
I know you are with us, and I know you have a plan. Please help me to be patient and to wait on Your time.

Amen.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Getting Better

ODS is doing better every day. He is walking eith assistance, using the bathroom, giving thumbs up of thumbs down to questions. He also was able to pick out words with Speech therapy today. I went to see him for a little while this evening and he stood up and hugged me and gave me a kiss. My heart was bursting with joy. Thank you for all the prayers. Please continue to pray.

Lord,
Thank you for the healing that is taking place in my ODS. Please continue to bring healing upon him and restore him to us.

Amen.

Monday, September 10, 2007

ODS was moved over to rehab this afternoon. He has been following simple commands, and he has been up to use the commode and walking small amounts the last 2 days. This is WITH HELP..not alone. He has been able at times to answer questions in one word answers. I will not be seeing him today at rehab because it is most important that he settles in. I will be speaking with his case manager in the morning at the recommendation of the nurse liaison with whom I spoke today.
Our God is an awesome God!
Please continue to pray, and I will update as time permits.

Dear Lord,
Thank You for the gift of healing that you have laid upon my son. Please continue to wrap him in Your love and care and bring him to the plan you have for him.

Amen.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Day 7

My dear oldest son continues to be unconscious. His injuries are beginning to heal. He is restless and does move around. He seems to be very uncomfortable. It breaks my heart to see him this way. Please continue to pray.

Lord,
I ask for your will to be done int his situation. I know you have a plan even if we can't seem to see it. Please let my son know how much I love him. Bring wisdom to all the doctors and nurses. Please know hear the intentions of my heart.

Amen.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Please Pray

My Oldest son hit his head on a rock formation while swimming with friends. He is in a coma with a brain injury. Please pray as you feel led.