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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, September 24, 2009

doing well

Ridge had stable counts again today and the platelets are going back up- significantly. There is talk of reducing the steroid again, but the doc is waiting to see just where the platelets stabilize. i had to spell stabilize about four times before i figured out the right way- and i am good at spelling! sheesh. Anyway, his blood pressures are still high so they are going to try another med along with his OTHER bp med to see if that helps. the bps are high b/c of the steroids.

his poop's still looking the way it should.

he is spitting up some brown, and that is annoying but they are fiddling with some meds to try to get that back under control. we shall see what happens.

he has been SO SO happy all day. he actually has put himself to sleep in his bed twice today- amazing b/c he never does that. he's been napping over an hour this time.


so things are stable...same ol' same ol. keep praying. I know God is working in Ridge. I know he is going to do a great thing through this. I am ready for that to come to fruition. Pray that we would receive a reminder of God's hand on us- I know that sounds ridiculous since it is obvious that God is taking care of us. But I am being honest here, and we need a refreshing reminder of that, even though we "know" it. Pray we would be well-- avoiding the flu, the swine flu, rsv, all the diseases that are hitting early this year...ugh/ick/yuck/etc....

that's about all the news. praying daily that not only would God keep healing Ridge but that He would bring the four of us back together again. We love Sawyer and we love each other, but getting away to have "family" time just isn't the same with only three of us- even if that is how it was for almost 3 years. It isn't family time unless the four of us are together. It just isn't, and it can't be. So I am ready for the day when we can all hang out together, even if that means staying at home and snuggling on the couch watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. At home, with just my 3 boys, snuggled up on the couch, watching a movie or tv...nowhere else i'd rather be, not in this whole big ol' world.

2 comments:

Leslee said...

Alisha - I have wanted to post these song lyrics for a while and I just feel like now is the time. This has become one of my most recent favorite songs and you and your family always come to my heart and mind when I sing it. I hope it will give the reminder that you are searching for.

Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer

Jesus, draw me ever nearer
As I labor through the storm
You have called me to this passage
And I'll follow though I'm worn

(Chorus)
May this journey bring a blessing
May I rise on wings of faith
And at the end of my heart's testing
With Your likeness let me wake

Jesus, guide me through the tempest
Keep my spirit staid and sure
When the midnight meets the morning
Let me love you even more.

(Chorus)

May the treasures of the trial
Form within me as I go
At the end of this long passage
Let me leave them at Your throne

(Chorus)

Alethea said...

Alisha, my prayers for you lately have centered on just what you were talking about in this entry -- that you would be able to be together as a family, at home, soon. I know that has been one of the hardest things about being there so long, and you are bound to be weary of the routine. So we will continue praying for all of you, for Ridge's healing, for the doctors and nurses, and for God to meet your needs and minister to you in ways you can't even imagine. We love you.

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