Thursday, April 19, 2012
ONE WEEK OLD!!!!!!!
Here is a great song I was listening to while running this morning that I feel sums up our journey as well as everyone else. I struggled with trusting tremendously with allowing God to work His plan yesterday. Life just feels overwhelming at times. It is during those times we need to stop relying upon ourselves and allow God to lead us. Give Him your cares, anxiety, fear and sadness.
I firmly believe we need to grieve, be angry, cry, fear, and accept sorrow. Each has it's place, and needs to ultimately be given to the Lord allowing Him to lead us to where His Glory dwells.
Impatience destroys and takes away from our Gods work. The bible says to "be still and know that I Am God". So hard sometimes.
They changed the circuit without issue last night (she looked so comfortable positioned on her side). Uneventful night, just needed a little more pain medicine to calm her (the circuit holds a majority of the volume circulating in her system and when they change it they lose most of the medication with it). Morning rounds was again positive and uplifting for us (STABLE), and looks to be more of the same today.
There has been more oozing from her cannula site to her neck where the ECMO is attached and they plan on adding another stitch to it sometime today to help prevent that from continuing.
Please pray specifically for that to go well, no further bleeding or new bleeding, for Esther to rest and not continue to fight the machines (her strength is awesome, but she needs to rest), for each other (I mean all of you following us), and that God will protect us all from attack.
Thank you everyone for Glorifying God through your prayer, support, and spreading of Esther's trial. God is good.