Friday, 14 November 2008

Back on the Ward Again

“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.


  1. Kim & Jay; We are so excited to read this amazing blog. We are thankful that Liam is doing so well. I shed a few little tears when I heard that his CVP line is out and the tube in his head. He is so incredibly brave.. I will be in big trouble when I complain about my aches & pains. I am glad you are there to comfort the mother and gramma you have met! Hugs to all of you...
    Cheri & Gerald

  2. Dear Liam and Kimberley and Jason,
    "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord; He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;he is my God, and I am trusting him."
    We thank God for His love and care that surrounds Liam as he heals and how He is holding all of you safe in His hands. Thanks for all the good news. We are so thankful. We will pray for the people He is putting in your path. Love you much, joy and jim

  3. Yay! I have been praying that the CVP line would not cause discomfort but never really thought that it would be totally removed this soon! That's great! Liam, it sounds like you have been earning oodles of bravery beads - I can't wait to see your string again! You know I woke up several times on Wednesday night with you on my mind - feeling the urgency to pray, but I slept well last night. I trust that you got some much needed rest as well. When things seem tough, just remember 'this too shall pass' - it won't go on forever. There's a little song that repeats the words, "The joy of the Lord is my strength!" over and over. I pray that when you are feeling down or tired that you can remember these words. Try to get lots of rest - be still and let God fight the battle! I will keep praying for you and for the other kids at the hospital. I will also pray for opportunities to tell others about the hope you have in Jesus. Hugs and high fives to you and Daddy and extra hugs for Mom! With lots of love, Miss Tania

  4. The good news just keeps on coming. God is good! I can't imagine the many blessings that are just starting to roll in as a result of the faithfulness you as a family have exhibited to those who know Jesus and those who have been introduced to him as a result of this experience. With much love, prayer and continued well wishes.

    The Chase family

  5. it is truly awesome to see God at work in our lives and in others through ours. My prayers are for you and the interactions with all involved at the hospital. Our God is amazing.

  6. Wonderful news! Thanks for keeping this up to date so we can keep up to date on our prayers to the great physician on Liam's behalf and on the behalf of those you are ministering to!
    Love to you all.

  7. Liam!!!!!!!!!

    God is AWESOME!
    You are one TOTALLY amazing little man!
    You have been through so much and are an amazing example to us all.
    Thank you and your Mom and Dad for letting us all be a part of your incredible journey.
    We continue to pray for you and all who love you, as well as all the other children and their families.
    Hang in there!
    We look forward to hearing about you creaming your Mom at Wii Tennis again!!!!!