Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Update - June 15, 2009

Today, I will give an update on Dad. He is slowly recovering. Friday night after supper, we went over to Mom and Dad’s for a visit. I walked in and he said, “Hi.” I was so happy because I could hear him! His voice was stronger. It didn’t last long though. His voice is getting stronger, but the more he uses it, the less strong it is. But for the first time in six weeks, it was more than a whisper! That is enough to give us hope. He is also feeling better. His energy is coming back little by little, his sense of humor is coming back and you can tell he doesn’t feel sick as much. His energy coming back is great, but he doesn’t like that he can do a little and then tires out so quickly. He also is trying and with a little success, eating. He can eat easily tomato soup. He had a ¼ of a pancake and some scrambled egg. That is encouragement.

Immediate results are what is wanted. But he knows that it took 40 days to get this way, and it will take a lot more before he is totally back to his norm. He probably will not be at his norm ever again, at least physically. But he is still Lew, he is still the same man that he has always been. His voice will probably be a bit different. His eating habits may change because of what he will be able to eat and what he can’t eat.

I am just thankful that he is still here. I am grateful that through this whole situation we have not been alone. I hope that we can say we are thankful for our God and the situations he leads us to. He has helped each of us develop a prayer time and a prayer list. Each of you pray for Dad and Mom. You are like this verse from Colossians: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” You have been watchful and devoted yourselves to prayer and being thankful.

Thank you for your prayers, cards, concerns. It’s not over, so keep it up!

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