We are looking for any small signs of improvement, and God is answering our prayers. According to blood work from last night and this morning, his kidneys seem to be functioning better, his blood pressure has improved and the acidosis is a little better. We are so thankful for these little signs that he is headed in the right direction and pray that he will continue this way.
He is still very sick and far from being out of the woods, but we are hanging on to the little miracles. He is still very swollen and has a pretty uncomfortable looking rash from the infection. So we continue to pray like we've never prayed before that he can be comfortable and pain free, that God will continue to guide us and that our whole family will have the peace and comfort that can only come from him.
I am beginning to sound redundant about how thankful we are for every prayer you have said. But it bears repeating because the response and support we've received has overwhelmed us in the most wonderful way. You all have been the hands and feet of Jesus for us and thank you will never be enough. But, that's all I have right now. So, thank you.
I wanted to leave you with a few verses that have been shared with us. I know many of you are hurting our hurts too. These verses have helped get us through the hardest moments. I pray they help you too...
"So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you."
"The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:28-31)
And lastly, the verse I've clung to since this all started...
"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."