“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3Liam continued to recite the scripture through his tough times last night. We thank God for his wonderful nurse Carolyn. She was very gentle and caring in hooking Liam back up to the IV. She also spent some time with him to reassure him that he was still doing really well. Within an hour Liam started to feel better and we had a great rest of the night.
This morning my fun loving, joke cracking child was back! His smiles have been allusive since he came out of surgery but this morning, he was more of his usual self. He ate a pancake breakfast and then invited his mother to play Wii with him. Now, we do not have one of these games systems in our house but yesterday Liam’s child life specialist brought him one to cheer him up. So there we were mother and son playing ping pong this morning. Liam creamed me. I knew things were not going to go well when I had trouble even grabbing my racket! I want you to know that I redeemed myself with the fishing game in which I was a pro! Laser hockey was next and I think at this point I started to get to excited and Liam was laughing and told me I had to stop because he was laughing too hard and it was hurting his neck. Oh well! It was fun it lasted.
As we look toward the surgery tomorrow it was nice to have some fun moments today. Dr. Singh is coming to see us at 2pm today to talk about the plan for tomorrow and then tonight they will actually start getting him ready. Therefore, Liam is unable to have visitors after 4pm today as for much for the time he will not be in the room. We get all of our email and the comments for this blog on Jason’s blackberry. Liam loves to read them so feel free to send a message.
We will try to update our prayer requests after we talk to Dr. Singh but our current needs follow. Liam left a red bible for young people yesterday in the children’s play room with a note. Pray that it will bring comfort to a child that is here at McMaster. Please pray that Jason and I will be able to secure a room at the Ronald McDonald house which is across the street. We are getting tired and from experience we know that the next few days will be long ones so a room at the house would be a huge blessing. Pray for rest for both Liam, Jason and I. Pray that Liam will continue to be able to keep food down as he needs his strength for this next surgery. Pray that the IV in his neck will stop giving him problems. It is sore and the nurses have had trouble with it kinking. The risks for this surgery are the same as the last but Dr. Singh has told us that there is an increased risk of infection this time around. Please pray that this will not be a problem for Liam. Pray for the surgery to go smoothly and for Liam to recover just as well the second time around as this time. Pray for connections that we made in the critical care unit last week with nurses and staff. Pray that despite the circumstances that we would clearly see opportunities to be the body of Christ here where ever we walk.