Sunday, November 2, 2008

A "Wait & See" Day

I talked to Luke around noon and he said that today was going to be a "wait & see" day. They were going to turn down the oxygen level more on Emily's ventilator to further wean her from the vent. Then they'll wait and see if they can take her off of it by tonight. The plan is not to do dialysis today---to wait & see what her kidneys will do. So....we wait.
But while we wait, let's ask God to strengthen her kidneys and cause them to start functioning on their own. And let's ask God to strengthen her lungs so that she can come off of the ventilator. I've never been on one myself, but I've heard how much better you start feeling after you come off of one.
And can I take this opportunity to remind you that we'd love to flood Emily's hospital room with cards? My desire is that when she wakes up, she's surrounded by a roomful of love. You can send her a card to:

Luke & Emily Panter
c/o Bridgeview Baptist Church
PO Box 820
Quinlan, TX 75474

And if you'd like to be a part of helping the Panters financially through this difficult time, we encourage you to use the "Donate" button at the top right-hand corner of this page. It's very easy to use. You can use a credit card, a debit card or a check!
Thank you for praying. Luke has said how much he can feel the prayers. Thank you for waiting with the family as they wait on Emily's body to overcome the shock it's been through. And thank you to all who have given. You've blessed the Panters. And as we wait....

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.


Anonymous said...

Emily and Luke-

Just wanted you guys to know that we are thinking of you and have been praying for you...I cant even begin to imagine how you both must be many emotions..Praise God that Emily made it through the surgery. I know you cant wait to go home and hold that sweet baby!!! I am so happy for you guys having your fifth...thats so and I always seem to end up pregnant at the same time...our 4th (a girl finally) is due Dec 19th...I would love to get together when you get back home which I pray is very very soon!!! I will be coming to Baylor on Tuesday am for my doctors appt if there is anything you need me to bring from this direction please let me know...I come that way every 2 weeks now. Just know that our church and many others are praying for you guys constantly. Love you both - Jamie and Tonya Goodman

oveja said...

Buenas tardes, escribo desde santiago de Chile, nos enteramos hace poco lo que está viviendo Emily y su familia y queremos que sepan que desde este lugar lejano, estamos orando por uds.
Que Dios les de mucho ánimo y fortaleza
Muchos cariños y bendiciones.

Familia Jara Conteras - Familia Jara Arenas
Iglesia Bautista Cordillera
Santiago Chile (suramerica)

Becky Dietz said...

Today is Sunday. While we were at church, everyone was coming up and asking how you were. You're going to be amazed at how many people know you by name! And most importantly, God knows and He's hearing and answering prayer as we wait. I love you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily and Luke
This is Aunt Brenda
We have been praying all week, Psalms 118:17 which talks about living and not dying to proclaim all the marvelout things that God has done for you. I remember being on life support on one occasion when the Holy Spirit ran this scripture===like a tiker tape over and over in my mind!! Luke you had just been to our house for the July 4th week, that summer. God is faithful.. His answers are on the way before we can form the requests into words.
I called Alice Halbert, Tommy Halbert and Brenda George and Lake Arlington Baptist to be praying Psalms 118:17 for you after Kristen called me, Monday night.


Aunt Brend

Katheryn said...

Emily and Luke
We will continue to pray for you and your family. We thank God for miracles and pray that He will bless and keep you all! We pray special prayers for the children! We know that God has a special plan for all of you and we pray His guidance will be shown!

The Gilbreth and Townsend families (kin of Susan Dietz)