“Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word. Just to rest upon His promise, just to know thus saith the Lord.”It has been sweet just to trust. The Lord continues to amaze and surprise us with all He has in store. Although Liam is extremely tired he continues to exceed all the doctors expectations for his recovery. He accomplished many things today. The first praise that we have is that Dr. Singh felt comfortable enough with Liam’s vitals and blood work to remove the drain from his ventricle. Once again Liam was very brave as they stitched his head without any freezing. The next thing that Liam was very happy to accomplish was that they removed the CPV line from his neck. This triple IV line has been in Liam’s neck since the first operation. It has bothered Liam over the past week or so as it is very uncomfortable. This line was also stitched into his neck and his skin had begun to heal around the stitches so once again Liam had some very brave moments as they removed this line. He is very happy that it is gone! Yeah God! Liam worked again with his physio team and walked with help down the hallway of the critical care unit. We are thrilled that again the risk of his left side being weak has not seemed to have materialized. Late in the day they decided that Liam was well enough to say goodbye to all of his favourite nurses in critical care and they moved him to a regular room. As light and a lot of stimulation seems to trigger a lot of pain for Liam they have given us a private room and we are able to close the door and keep both the lights and the noise very low. We can tell that many people have been praying for Liam to be able to keep his food down so that he can regain his strength and we are happy to report Liam has eaten very well today. As a I write this post he is eating a small pizza and finishing off his milk. His stomach feels good and both Mom and Dad are happy to see him gaining strength.
We also were able to have some much needed family time today with Daniel, Caroline and TJ. Each had a quick visit with Liam but then Jason and I were able to spend some time with them at the Ronald McDonald House where we have been staying. The house is beautiful and was a great retreat for us and the kids to kick back and laugh a bit and spend some time together. We miss the kids a lot and can not wait for our family to be home together once again.
A couple of things that have transpired over the past couple of days. While we were in the critical care the muslim grandmother of the little girl that had been so sick came into say goodbye to all the nurses as her granddaughter was going home! She saw me and gave me a big hug and a kiss on both cheeks and thanked me for praying. I pray that God will continue to draw this woman to himself. The second relationship in which I see God working is with a mom that Brigitte, Tat, Jason, Liam and I prayed for last Sunday. This mom is here by herself without much support as her family and friends live far away. Her son is very sick and she has been told he will be here from two weeks to a month and a half. She is fearful, anxious and hates that her son is sick. As we were talking she asked me does it get an easier? I honestly answered that I would pray about that for her and her son. She told me she was not really into God but I told her that is okay because I really am. She laughed right out loud and we both had a chuckle. We continued to talk and God is definitely building bridges. Please continue to pray that we would in Jesus name be a blessing to this mom while we are here.
Thank-you once again for all of your prayers. You have lifted our names before the Father and we can never thank-you enough.