Janis called and asked us to be praying for Emily. She is experiencing I.C.U. Syndrome. Having had other family members in extensive I.C.U., I wondered if Emily might not experience it since she's been in there so long. I.C.U. Syndrome is caused by being in an enclosed room with constant light---where the patient loses orientation of day or night. Because of that, they usually have sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety and irritability. It's often accompanied with hallucinations.
Emily had a bad afternoon. (You can see the roller coaster ride the family is on---good news one minute, and not-so-good news the next!) Emily pulled her feeding tube out this afternoon. They finally talked her in to putting it back in. Janis asked us to pray that Emily's intestines would start doing their job. Her stomach is full of bile and it causes the nausea and vomiting. Emily has no idea how far she's come. She's just frustrated with the way things are and wants things to change quickly. They also had her using the T-bar with her trach which blows air across the trach which makes Emily work harder to breathe on her own. It exhausted her.
*That the I.C.U. Syndrome stops
*For Emily's intestines to start working well
*That Emily works hard at getting off of the vent
*That God's peace would fill Emily's room and heart
"May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands."