Saturday, April 2, 2005

We spent another wonderful day together as a family. It was such a beautiful day. We started out the day walking outside during PT and then did some exercises in OT to finish out our therapy for this week. After lunch, we spent the afternoon at the Science Place. We took the wheelchair, the leg braces and the walker and did some riding and walking. He did a great job and seemed to enjoy all the neat things there are to see and do at the Science Place. After that, we went to Chili's for dinner where he got to enjoy another one of his favorite meals - a corny dog and french fries. When we finished dinner, we walked around a couple of stores that were nearby and then made our way back to the hospital. Once again, he never seemed bothered by anything, nor did he get tired at any time. Mom and Dad were exhausted, but Jonathan handled everything beautifully. While we were waiting for Dad and the girls to arrive this morning, Jonathan and I had a couple of pretty deep talks. He was asking questions about his situation and trying to understand things about it, such as why he can't walk. I tried to explain things to him as simply as I could so that he could understand. He tries hard to understand, but his concentration level is still very small and he doesn't remember much of what I tell him. What he does remember is that God is healing him and that he can do all things through Christ who strengthens him. Tonight at dinner when Jonathan prayed, he thanked God for letting him live and asked God to make him better. He is such a blessing. We found out this evening that the doctor has suspended the order for his afternoon medication as well as his sleeping medicine. So tonight will be an interesting test of how he is going to do without medication to sleep. The last time he was off sleep medication, he cried all night long. However, he has come a very long way since then. This also means that Lamar and I will probably be staying at night for the last 10 days as he will not have any medicine to keep him from realizing that we are not there at night. He has become increasingly concerned about our being with him all night long and has a tendency to worry about it and ask about it all day long. On Monday, the doctor will probably suspend his morning meds which means we will be completely off all medication.
Please pray earnestly for us over these next 10 days. Pray that Jonathan continues to improve by leaps and bounds. Pray for his walking. Pray for his desire and determination to walk. Pray that he will not be worried or anxious about us not being there or about going home. Pray especially that he will be able to sleep without the medication. Pray for peace as he tries to understand what is going on in his life. Pray for us that we will find some rest and strength to make it through these last few days. Pray that we will have wisdom and discernment as we look toward a new phase of Jonathan's recovery. Continue to pray for the complete healing of his brain, vision and diabetes. God is not finished with us yet. There is more of God's glory yet to be revealed. Thank you for watching and praying with us.

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