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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Thursday, August 20, 2009

slow slow slow he goes.... is slow. Ridge is doing great; steroids will be cut back Sunday b/c he is on a super high dose....we will try those for about a month, gradually lowering the dose. I absolutely believe that if meds are working, THOSE are what are making him better. When he is cut back all the way on them, if he is not better "on his own", they will try a different drug other than the octreotide he's on, as far as i understood. This is exciting to me b/c I am all for trying something out that might "fix" this...of course, we all know what we all want to happen. what we keep praying for is what you keep praying for. we believe Ridge will be healed, one day, one way or another. We believe God will preserve his life here on earth. It is easier to be positive when he seems to be doing well, though. It is difficult to be positive when he is throwing up blood. Our prayer is that THAT does not happen anymore.

I don't have a lot to update. Ridge got a bath today and is free of his monitors for now so we are in the waiting room by the windows instead of in our teeny tiny room. That's about all the update I've got. I plan to take the weekend off and spend time at home with Sawyer. I am greatly greatly looking forward to that.

I will keep you posted as things change- so far, we are in a stable place....but you wouldn't expect otherwise, would you?


ChrisCopelandPhoto said...

Praise God for good days. Each day there are more and more people that hear about Ridge and join the ranks of the prayer warriors...people that wouldn't know Ridge from any other if they saw him. My heart is blessed to know that prayer is so real and that so many are lifting up Ridge as I type this. We miss you guys and will try to make it up there this weekend.

Chris, Julie, Carsten and Michael

Jason and Corie Orr said...

The pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I love this song too. Alisha, you are doing a great job keeping us up to date with your blog. Thank you for that. The more we can check on him, the more it gives us specific things to pray for, other than the complete healing we always pray for. So glad that things are going well right now. God is so good-all the time!

Gail said...

We are still praying for you and your precious son at FBC, Pampa. I know God is hearing our prayers. Robin and Denise have gotten several people informed and praying. You have such a positive attitude and that passes on to others. God Bless your Family.....gail white