Saturday, 8 November 2008

The End of Another Day



It is Jason again, at the end of another day. Liam had a great day today. His stomach settled down which allowed him to begin to eat today. The bit of swelling that he had in his face has begun to subside (he even let Kim take a picture for the blog ) and he is feeling pretty good. He has been up a lot today making trips to the washroom, taking short walks down the hall, sitting up and watching movies in his wheelchair. He was really excited to see his brother and sisters today and we all met in the family lounge to watch a movie and then went to the game-room for Pacman and Foosball! Liam began playing his game of Foosball from his wheelchair, but some of his competitive nature came out as not long after the start of the game he was standing to play! All in all it was a great day.
As his second surgery approaches next Wednesday, we have begun to organize prayer for the surgery day and the days to follow. It has been such a blessing to Liam to have the list of the people who are praying for him at different hours around the clock. In the sad moments or the distressing times he often asks about who is praying for him at that moment. Kim says that he often wakes her throughout the night to ask who is praying, which seems to bring him great comfort. With this in mind we would like to make sure that we have this for him for the next surgery as well. We have some holes to fill on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and would like to extend our list through to Monday which will cover him through the roughest days. Because we will be at the hospital between now and then, without consistent Internet access, my dad has agreed to collect all the times and bring us a list for Wednesday. His e-mail is gmcgibbon1@cogeco.ca
Below are the half hour slots we still have free:
Wednesday
12:30am
1:00am
9:30am
10:00am
10:30am
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
7:30pm
8:00pm
9:00pm
10:00pm
Thursday
12:30am
1:00am
4:00am
5:00am
9:30am
10:30am
11:00am
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm
7:30pm
8:00pm
9:00pm
10:00pm
Friday
12:00am
12:30am
1:00am
4:00am
5:00am
9:30am
10:00am
10:30am
1:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm
7:30pm
8:00pm
9:00pm
10:00pm
We will also need to fill all the slots Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Again, if you are able to sign up for a slot please e-mail my dad who will add you to the list: gmcgibbon1@cogeco.ca
Thanks to all who have been praying, leaving comments and sending e-mails to support, encourage and uplift us. We have not been able to answer all of them, but we are downloading them when we get a moment with a wireless connection and reading them throughout the day.

5 comments:

  1. Liam, you are making amazing progress buddy!! I will continue to pray for your itchy head and that you will heal quickly. I love the pictures that your mom took! They also help us to remember to pray for you. Have a great night,

    Love in Christ

    David

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  2. Liam,

    Your story has truly touched me. I pray that God completely heals you and that your recovery goes smoothly. God is with you every step of the way, so don't be afraid!

    Joshua 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

    Psalm 34:19 - Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; not one of them is broken.

    Take comfort in God's Word, Liam! He wants to heal you, and He will! Just have faith in his promises!

    In Christ,
    Sarah

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  3. Jenni Seppenwoolde9 November 2008 at 14:35

    Liam buddy! You look great in that picture! I pray that God continues to heal you and that your head isnt too itchy! I'm so thankful to know such a brave kid like you! You are a great example to us all!! I'm praying that God heals you quickly and that he gives you and your family many opportunities to be his light in that hospital! God is looking own on you all proud of the work you are doing in that hospital and in the lives of those who know you!
    Love you!
    Jenni

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  4. Hey Buddy! Great photo! I could tell a difference from from when I saw you on Friday to the pics taken on Saturday! Our God is truly awesome, isn't he? I prayed that you would amaze your doctors with your recovery and I know you are. I just want to know one thing - who won the foosball game?? I love you! You are continually in my thoughts and in my prayers. I will see you again soon!
    Love,
    Mrs. Tania

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  5. Liam...you have so many incredible people praying for you. You are a very loved boy. Every day I see you I watch you getting stronger and stronger. I think it is so awesome how many people love you, how many people are praying for you that are not even officially signed up on the prayer list. 450 people will be praying for you from World Vision...that is such a blessing.

    I hope you and mom have a great sleep tonight.... stay warm under your blankets!

    Love, Cheri

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