Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rejoicing In The Battle

Oh my goodness, it's been a long 24 hours and yet it has flown by.  I will begin tonight by catching you all up from last night...

Adam's surgery went very well and his bone flap looks amazing.  Like I shared last night Adam was speaking after waking up from the surgery.  Not only did he know his name last night, but he also was able to ask for me by name as well... so much to be thankful for! 

Adam did not sleep well last night at all, he was very uncomfortable and being in the ICU is the toughest unit to be in, he tends to be interrupted the most.  Thankfully today Adam was stable enough to be sent to a step down unit so no more ICU!!!  Adam spent most of his day in therapy evaluations and pain.  All therapy evaluations agree with doctor recommendations for inpatient rehab.  Hopefully we will find out tomorrow if insurance will approve it and if there is a bed available for Adam.  Please pray for these very specific needs.  For Adam to get back to a normal baseline quickly this seems like the best plan.  We know no matter what, God is directing Adam's recovery and wherever we will end up will be by His design. We are trusting Him completely.

We were able to get Adam out of bed this morning with occupational therapy and he did pretty good with assistance.  AMAZING for just having brain surgery!  GO ADAM!!!!  This afternoon was a struggle... He wasn't able to make it through the entire physical therapy evaluation and was very unsteady on his feet, I really think this was because he was so tired and in quite a bit of pain.  Last evaluation of the day was speech therapy.  I was impressed by how well he was able to participate even though he was exhausted.  He has been able to get an hour of sleep here and there but could really benefit from a good night's sleep tonight.  He's relaxed now relaxing and I'm hoping on the verge of sleep. 

Tomorrow we should finish working with the staff here on goals and planning for the days ahead.  Thank you all for praying for us.  It's been an amazing journey to get here.  It's been interesting being back in a hospital setting again surrounded in the Neuro ICU and in the Neuro step down unit by so many just beginning a journey of their own.  Not only has it provided opportunity to share our story and God's love, the power of His healing, and tell of the miracles we have seen in Adam's journey because of God, but it also has been startling and overwhelming to see just how far we have come. 

We have so much to rejoice and a God to rejoice in.  I am laying here next to Adam in the hospital in tears at all that we have to rejoice in.  Jesus loves me this I know! 

All our sickness, all our sorrow
Jesus carried up the hill
He has walked this path before
He is walking with us still

Turning tragedy to triumph
Turning agony to praise
There is blessings in the battle
So take heart and stand amazed

Rejoice, when you cry to Him he hears
Your voice, He will wipe away your tears
Rejoice in the midst of suffering
And He will help you sing

Above are just a few of the lyrics from what has become my favorite worship song.  It's rejoice by Dustin Kensuke


Anonymous said...

Dear One, What a sweet pillow to sleep on. Yes, the needs are there, YET the great MERCY and LOVE of Father are ever present, too. I just finished a 10 week study of the Life of David. One of the gifts Father gave me through it...He has been your healer, your provider, your comforter, your all in all in the past. He has not changed, He is still your healer, your provider, your comforter, your all in all. It was a comfort to me for my situation. I know you this, and I trust it to be a comfort to you as well.

I rejoice with you. I love you,

Anonymous said...

Praising God with you in all the answered prayer we are seeing and trusting the Lord for His constant provision and care in each circumstance. May you and Adam continue to shine the light of God's love all around in the hospital and rehab...those around you will notice the difference in your lives and you will continue to have opportunities to share all He has done. You are both so loved! Many blessings,
Emily J

Katie Salberg said...

Praising God sweet sister. Thanking him for answered prayer.

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