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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

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

update...and double duty, please!

first, an update.
1. we have too many favorite nurses here.  it's a real bummer when NONE of them are working but usually the opposite is true- MORE than one is working on the same day and this sometimes poses some difficulties-- who do we pick?!?!?!  good problem to have.  as long as you (nurses) don't get/stay mad! we love you're like our second family.'s becoming that way.
2. ridge is doing pretty well.  not all the way back to where he was, but getting there.  his blood counts drop about .1 per day which is fairly normal.  his platelets are dropping about 5K a day, which is kind of weird but not abnormal...but we are hoping that stops soon.
3. his broviac line (the line that goes to his chest where he receives his meds) has a small malfunction that is less than ideal. it doesn't cause it to not work or anything, it just makes this one part of the line more likely to break, which means we'd have to get a new line.  it's not so bad that they need to put a new one in now, but it is a "weak" point.  we have a nice splint made of a popsicle stick and tape....with all the technology in the world, that's what we have :)...that's what the surgeon said to use! ha.

okay that's about all of the updates, so now moving on to the "double duty" portion of this blog.
i've mentioned mckmama before in my blog.  i do not know her personally, but she is the author of a blog i follow daily.  she is an inspiration to me, as well as to many many others.  her littlest one, stellan, has a heart disorder known as SVT.  to read more about it, please check out her blog.  anyway, my request today is that as you pray for increased improvement and healing for ridge, that you would also pray for stellan.  he is in the PICU near wherever they live bc he has had an episode of SVT. pray his heart would begin functioning normally and that the Lord would bring healing and peace to him and his family, just as you pray for our family daily.  Though I do not know stellan, his momma or daddy or precious siblings, i feel somewhat linked to them in the sense of trial and prayers for endurance and faith and healing.  i don't know the road they walk personally in the exact sense, but i do understand it bc i watch my baby in the hospital day after day after day.  anyway, please double your prayers today!  their family, and ours, would appreciate it!

love to ya!

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