Monday, November 10, 2008

CT Scan Report

I called Luke and he said he finally got the CT scan report from the vascular surgeon. The CT scan showed nothing new. That's good news! In fact, the surgeon was surprised that the pulmonologist had even ordered one. Luke, of course, was very frustrated with the slow communication today. He said it was so hard getting ahold of these doctors to find out what was going on. Dr. Spak (pronounced Dr. Spock---which Luke thought was hysterical!) is the infectious disease specialist and he basically told Luke he "was on the job." He's found no infection at this point. He said she's "just running a fever." Emily's fever is down to 99 degrees. They will continue doing tests every day, he said.
Luke was very encouraged by the surgeon. He was very optimistic about Emily's progress. He's the one who did the original surgery on Emily--so he has a better perspective than most. Luke came away feeling good after talking to him. Like we reported earlier, they do still plan on doing a trach. This is because they're thinking Emily's recovery is going to be more long-term than we'd expected. Even though they've reduced her respirator level to a 5, they plan on keeping her on it for awhile. So the trach is necessary. Luke said her mouth is full of sores already from it. The trach will help her so much---and I'm sure she'll be much more comfortable with it.
She's still not on dialysis and is still having good output. They don't plan on putting her back on dialysis tomorrow at this point. They want to do some more blood workup tomorrow. Luke did say that Emily was more "puffy" because of not being on dialysis and retaining more fluid. And she does have some fluid on her lungs.
But...all in all, Luke felt like Emily had a good day.
Something I've learned is to pray scripture--out loud. It's the sword that the Spirit wields. (Ephesians 5: 16) Would you agree with me? Would you find scripture to pray over Emily? And would you please post the scripture that you're praying in the comment section? That would mean so much for us to all come in agreement with the same scripture. His Word doesn't return to Him void.
Prayer Requests:
*Pray for the fever to completely go down
*Pray Emily's kidneys are beginning to function
*Pray that Emily's lungs are healed
*Pray that the swelling goes away in all of her body
*Pray for Luke, Janis & the children. We know it's hard being on the front lines of this battle
*Pray that all of the bills are covered
*Pray that every physical, mental, emotional & spiritual need is met in the Panter family

Ephesians 6:17-18
"And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people)."


Becky Dietz said...

As I type this, I am praying this Word over you.

Psalm 30:2
O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.

Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Matthew 14:14
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

2 Thessalonians 1:12
We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

AmandaBoucher said...

Our CBS class in Nacogdoches has been praying for you Emily and tomorrow during our Leader's Council we will be in agreement with all these prayers too. We know that God has a wonderful plan for you and your family. Rise up Daughter of The King!

Georgia's blog said...

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalm 28:7

Psalm 84
How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar,
O Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.


Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion. Hear my prayer, O Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, O God of Jacob.


Look upon our shield, O God;
look with favor on your anointed one. Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless. O Lord Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.

Lifting you up before the throne!!!


Becky Dietz said...

Hebrews 4:13
"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account."

Genesis 18:14
Is anything too hard for the LORD ?

Jeremiah 32:17
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Psalm 68:28
Summon your power, O God ; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before.

Psalm 77:14
You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.

Psalm 78:4
We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.

Psalm 89:13
Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.

Isaiah 40:29
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Ephesians 3:16
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

Becky Dietz said...

II Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him...

Kim said...

Isaiah 46:4
"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."

Lord Jesus, come to Emily's rescue now. Come quickly Lord Jesus. We delight in you for everything you've done up to now. Continue it Lord Jesus.

"The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
Zephaniah 3:17

Be so near to Emily, Jesus. You are the One who will save her. Show her heart the delight you have for her. Allow her to hear your heart of love for her as you rejoice over her with singing. Quiet her with your love, Lord Jesus. Wrap her up in it. Hold her close in your big 'ol daddy arms and allow her to know your heart for her. We declare that you are Mighty to Save...what a great name for you. Come in and be mighty Lord Jesus. Save our precious Emily, Lord. Require her body to come into perfect alignment, Lord. You are Lord over it, so I ask you to speak healing and bring it Lord. You are so good to us! We love you!

Sandra Ayers said...

My cry for Emily is in II Chronicles 14:11-And Asa cried out to the Lord his God, and said, "Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude (ie illness). O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!" May God continue to bless you and your family and bring you complete healing. We love you and your precious family and we are continuing to pray for you all.

Holly said...

" For the Lord God is a sun and shield The Lord will give grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11

"In the day of trouble I will call upon You, For You will answer me." Psalm 86:7

"Bless the Lord O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His Holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Who forgives all you iniquities, who heals all you diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagles." Psalm 103:1-5

I prayed these scriptures when I too was close to death (different situation) and they comforted me. I pray them over you now!