Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Although we had a few rough moments today, overall the day was good. Jonathan spent 30 minutes standing on the standing frame and did an awesome job. At his next therapy, he cried the entire 30 minutes. After that he spent a perfect 30 minutes with the neuropsycologist answering lots of questions without any agitation. There seems to be no rhyme or reason for this agitation. Just when you think you have moved beyond it, it shows up again. This is hard for me to deal with because I don't know how to handle it and I can't make it stop. The rest of the day was pretty good. Jonathan is talking so much now. He asks questions and makes statements on his own. When one of us is gone, he continually asks when we are coming. He is asking many times a day when he can go home, or stating often that he wants to go home. This breaks our hearts and there is no way to stop the tears. While he is old enough to know he is in the hospital because he is sick, I don't think his little mind can understand why he is in this place. Tomorrow at 10:30, we will go to Baylor Institute of Rehab (around the corner from our building) for a vision screening. Jonathan has had vision issues since he was born. When he was a baby, we thought he was blind. God was faithful to take care of us then and He will do so again. We are believing He will completely heal Jonathan - that includes everything. We also have our Cares Conference tomorrow morning. We will find out then where we go from here. Pray for wisdom and discernment for us.
Please pray for Jonathan's brain to heal completely. Pray that confusion, agitation and fear would flee from his mind and that peace, calmness and understanding would reign. Pray that Jonathan will trust in his God and wait for His healing, even though he is only 8 years old. Pray that he will be able to handle each therapy and be able to listen and do all that he is asked to do. Pray for this vision screening tomorrow. Pray that God will show Himself strong on Jonathan's behalf, that the Lord would be glorified yet again. Pray for physical and emotional strength for us during these days. Pray Believing - Our God Reigns!

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