Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Waiting Patiently

Adam has had a typical ICU kinda day. He's had his ups and downs. He had a great morning was responding well to his neuro exams and then around lunch time it took a little detour. His heart rate was elevated, his blood pressure went crazy... and he stopped responding in his neuro exams. The doctors kept his shunt drain clamped to see how Adam was going to react neurologically and with Adam not responding, this did not surprise them because if the drain is clamped then the fluid has no where else to go but collect on his brain. With increase fluid build up there is typically a decrease in neuro exams. The doctors sent Adam to a stat CT to be able to a have a visual aid for what is going on in Adam's brain, and what they saw was more fluid build up in his ventricles, they unclamped his drain and now we wait to see what changes neurologically this will bring. Waiting patiently.

As for his G-Tube mess that's going on... his AWESOME critical care team is working hard at trying to solve the unsolved mystery of his tube. (Thank you Colin! (Dr.Byrd)) They decided to do a Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) it's a fancy long word for going in to his esophagus, stomach, and duodenum with a scope and trying to locate the problem with Adam's G-Tube. It doesn't look like the G.I. doctors will be able to get to it until Friday, so they are going to do an abdominal xray with contrast tomorrow to see if his stomach is doing it's job as well as the feeding tube. Again, I am waiting patiently. I will update as I know more.

Right now as I am sitting at Adam's beside he seems to be resting peacefully. Praise the Lord, this is such an answer to prayer after Adam's crazy afternoon.

My verse for today is Psalm 130:5 "I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope."

Other Bible Waiters:

Noah waited for God's timing with the ark (Gen. 8)

Moses waited on God on the mountain (Ex. 24)

Job waited for God's answers (Job 14:14)

Isaiah waited for God to work in Israel (Isaiah: the whole book)

Jeremiah understood the need to wait quietly for God's salvation (Lam. 3)

Hosea wanted the people to return to God and wait for him to work (Hosea 12)

Micah waited for the God of his salvation (Micah 7)

Habakkuk warned the people to hold on to their hope and wait because it would surely come (Hab. 2)

Zephaniah explained that the Lord wanted his people to wait for him (Zeph. 3)

The disciples were ordered by Jesus to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2)

Believers are called to wait for heaven, for the promise is sure (Romans 8:23, 2 Peter 3: 12-14)

If all these amazing people changed history while they waited... I too can wait patiently and continue to draw my hope from His word.

1 comment:

Carlee said...

Amy, the most interesting things can happen when we wait; but it's also hard and we can acknowledge that waiting is hard. But if it wasn't hard than interesting things wouldn't happen because we often don't praise the easy things. We praise the trials and end of waiting periods. Your reward is coming, just be still and know that HE is God! I gave your mom a hug today to pass onto you when she sees you next. Love you very much Amy. Our God is so intensely proud of you, he smiles when he sees you and what you are doing. I pray that you are free of your worries today and that your focus is set on the truths of what God has for you and your future. It is going to be great! Your reward will come! Be blessed today!

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