Do you believe in miracles? We're seeing one right before our very eyes!! God is so good---awesome, incredible!! I just want to spend a minute giving Him praise. He has chosen life for Emily and is bringing her back from the brink of death. He is raising her up much like he did Jairus' daughter. Could we be any more grateful? I'm just in awe of our magnificent God!!
I talked to Janis this morning and she said Emily is "back!" She is out from under sedation and is cognizant of everything going on around her. In fact, she has a white board and is writing messages to her mom--in full sentences! She remembers that she gave birth to Sarah---but now tells her mom she didn't know what she was thinking---but thought she was pregnant again? ha! She has good eye-hand coordination. She asked her mom where Mike & Jonathan (dad & brother) were. Janis told her they were home, but would be coming next week for Thanksgiving. Emily's eyes got huge!! Janis laughed and told her that yes, she'd been asleep for 3 weeks. She couldn't believe it! And then she wrote a message, "So...it was just an anuerism?" Janis laughed and said, "Yes! It was JUST an anuerism!!"
Emily still has a fever of 99* but Janis said they keep the room so hot that she thinks that is part of it. The lung doctor came in today and told Emily he's going to try to get her off of the trach this week. He'll at least wean her from the ventilator this week, but hopefully, the trach, too. He told her to start practicing breathing deeply. The vascular doctor is holding off on any tests to find why she has a low blood count---but has the order for it on standby.
Luke is with the kids today and was taking Lily to the doctor this morning. Pray for him, too. So many places to be and so many things to do ---it can be confusing. Pray that God leads him with His peace.
*First, let's just PRAISE God for where He's brought Emily from and where He has her now!
*Pray that she is able to be weaned from the ventilator this week
*Pray that she can have the trach removed this week
*Pray that she makes leaps and bounds in recovery
*Pray the fever goes away
*Pray that they find why she has a low blood count--or that God just increases her blood count!
*Pray that she continues on this pathway of healing
*Pray that Luke knows exactly where he needs to be
*Pray that the Panter family will be reunited soon!
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."