Monday, November 17, 2008

New Steps

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.

Prayer Requests:
*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!

Psalm 139:14
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

28 comments:

Sewn Together said...

We keep checking in to see how God is working in your lives! The power of prayer is awesome and is even more incredible to see how the Lord has used so many people all over the place. We continue to pray for you all. Mindy & Bret - Dalhart, TX

Ronnie said...

Sometimes its better for me to just close my eyes, get as close to God as I can, and praise him, praise him, praise him. So much good news at one time, who else but the awesome God we serve, could do such a thing. Way to go Emily!!!!!

Be-Frazzled Mom said...

I think that this post will bring many many people a huge sigh of relief!!! God is so good! I will keep praying. Keep it up, Emily!

Becky Dietz said...

Emily,
You've done such a great job! You've worked hard and it's paying off. I'm praying that you get a holy gumption to breathe deeply and work hard to get home to those babies!! I love you. And I'm so proud of you!! You're going to be amazed to know how many people helped you and your family through this time. You are loved, that's for sure!!

As We Are said...

Praise God for such a great report! This is so good to read!

amy wright said...

What a good day! I've been waiting for this news, knowing that it would come. God has been, is and will be glorified! Emily, I can't wait to get to see you.

julie baxter said...

I'm so glad that Emily is awake. God has truly done some amazing things these last few weeks. We are continuing to pray.

Anonymous said...

It is as if God has taken the time to sit down with this family and this community of believers and is saying "Watch my power. Look right now at what I am doing. Look at me. See how real I AM." What a blessing for us.

laresa white watson said...

Again I praise Him for what He is doing for Emily. It just awes me to no ends of just how AWESOME a God we serve. May God's blessings continue to pour down on this family as we send up our praises of thanks to Him. What a great Thanksgiving Day it will be to share with Emily for all the family and friends that surround her.
Laresa Flint,Tx

Ginger E said...

Wow!!! The Lord is SO good!! There aren't even words. The Lord has a plan in all of this as we have all already seen and it will be exciting to see what the Lord has for Emily's future and how He has and will use this in her life and the lives of others.

Ginger Edwards - Albuquerque, NM

Anonymous said...

Thank-You GOD! You are Holy,holy,holy Katie

Anonymous said...

Our God is AWESOME!! I agree that this news brings extreme joy to the hearts of so many who love the Panters and who have been asking our great God to return Emily to her family. We are witnessing a miracle!! Thank you, God! Praise Your Name, O Most High. We rejoice together as we have petitioned in agreement and You have answered our cries.
So happy!! Alesa

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus!!! Way to go Emily. We are praying hard for your full recovery. Keep it up! Luke, we are praying for you too!

Jason and Carmen Collett

Knock On Wood said...

PRAISE GOD!

shirleyg said...

This is great news!!! God is AMAZING.
Shirley g

Marcy Faye Hallden said...

WOW--I knew the day would come, but it was SO much fun to read this update today! I am praising God for all He has done!

Summer said...

God's power is above all. For sure this is a might work of the FAther.
The power of prayer and the power of God's faithful ones are unmeasureable.
Emily's stubbornness is a gift from God. She does have a lot to live for!
To God be the Glory and to HIM alone. May the rest of her life be long and a testament to HIS GRACE.
Amen.

Holly said...

That is SOO awesome but I know many more good things are to come...and that you will be home with your precious family in NO time! God is wonderful!!

The Burk's said...

We are so grateful to receive this wonderful news about Emily. Thank you God for hearing all of our prayers on behalf of Emily. Luke, and their family. Our prayer is that this Thanksgiving will bring about an attitude of gratitude for all the lives that have been touched through this journey. God is Good, All the Time!!! We rejoice with all of you! God Bless! The Burk Family/FBC Greenville

Anonymous said...

How many miracles can God deliver in such a short time(As many as he wants). This is a truly awesome and wonderfully uplifting thing to read. Emily, we love you so much and are so very grateful to still be blessed with you in our lives.

Kara and Dave said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY I am SO pleased and thankful to hear this. Praise Jesus. I love seeing miracles through the power of prayer. We're still praying for you Emily and your family.

The Piehl's - Dalhart, TX

Kim said...

JESUS! JESUS! JESUS! Priase your sweet name. You are a miraculous God who has brought your daughter back from the brink of death. You have breathed your life into her and we adore you for that, God. Who is like the Lord? Did you know that's what Michal means? Who is like Yahweh? HaHa! Isn't He good!Jesus, your name is the sweetest name I know. You are loving and kind...trustworthy and faithful. We will declare this miracle for a thousand generations. You are so good. Thank you for bringing Emily back to us. The alternative was unthinkable. I feel like such a weight has been lifted off, just knowing she's gonna live. We have a long way to go to total healing, but nothing is impossible for you, right? Would you bring the rest of her healing quickly Lord Jesus! Please allow her lungs to breathe in deeply....to function PERFECTLY on their own. Also, heal her kidneys,Father. LET HER PEE good PEE!!! We delight in you and who you are to us, Jesus. You've turned our mourning into dancing. You've traded our garment of heaviness for a garment of praise and we rejoice in you and give you every ounce of the glory for this miracle, Lord. You are good!

Julie Simmons said...

"I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done."

J Hudson Taylor Of China Inland Missions

I came across this tonight and thought of God's amazing work in the life of Emily and your family. You will never be the same after seeing this miracle before your very eyes; He will use this in your life and the lives of others in ways that we cannot ask or imagine! To God be the Glory!

Anonymous said...

Querida Emily,que alegria, cada dia siento en mi corazon cuando veo tus progresos en esta pagina.Gloria a Dios alabado sea Su precioso nombre!!.PRAISE THE LORD!!.CON EL sALMO 139,digo, Detras y delante te ha rodeado y sobre ti ha puesto Su mano.He is all around you on every side.He protect you with his power!!.Estamos tan contentos querida Emily, nosotros aqui en Kentucky, y muchos chilenos mas contigo en oracion . Claudita Rojas y toda su familia te mandan su amor, lo mismo Cecilia Gonzalez en Paraguay quien manda cariƱosos saludos a tus padres, y muchos muchos mas que juntos en un solo sentir te han llevado al Trono de nuestro buen Dios cada dia.Nuestra gratitud , alabanzas y accion de gracias por traerte de vuelta a tu preciosa familia.Te amamos.Tios Emilio ,Nirma y Anita Zapata.

Linda Clark said...

God is so good. I know you all feel his presence. We will keep praying and claiming his promises for Emily as she continues to heal. It was such a blessing to read the blog today. Love the Clarks

Be-Frazzled Mom said...

I have one more thing to say! I have been praying with my two little boys, Will and Weston for Emily since we heard from Kim what happened. Today, before we said our bedtime prayers, I told them the awesome news that Emily was awake. They were very excited! When I told them that Emily had been asleep for three weeks, Will had one thing to say..."She must be really hungry!!!" We are praising God in our house tonight for your victory, Emily!!!

Anonymous said...

Como decimos en Chile... Que Bakan como Dios Obra en sus hijos, de verdad Emily, cuando leas esto recuerda que Tienes Amigos en Chile y que hemos estado orando por ti y tu familia en este tiempo, con mi esposa somos doctores y de verdad es un Gran milagro, lo que Dios esta haciendo contigo, te Queremos mucho, Que Dios te Bendiga y que puedas Estar muy Bien!!!

Cristian Jara E Ivania :)

Anonymous said...

This is what the LORD, the GOD of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. (2 Kings 20:5)
We praise YOU, YAHWEH ROPHE, the LORD WHO heals!! Thank you for what you have done, are doing and are continuing to do for Emily and the Panter family. We thank you that this is for YOUR GLORY! the Yates