Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Reformation Day!

Prayer meeting was a very exhausting adventure for Bryan and he spent all day Thursday sleeping. Yesterday, we were up bright and early for a 10:00AM appointment at Swedish for another biliary drain replacement. The one at Allenmore turned out to be quite messy. The tube was too small, thus it was leaking around it. Also, it was not stitched to the skin so it would move around and get out of place. Dr. Omdal took good care of Bryan yesterday--new tubing, new bag, good stitches and good drainage! Lord willing, this will reduce his bilirubin levels. When we got home, he was very tired and went straight to bed.

My parents were here to celebrate Josiah's 14th birthday. They took the children to lunch at Red Robin yesterday, took Josiah shopping and then had dinner with us before heading back to Portland last night. A great time was had by all. It is always a delight having them here. I often wish they lived closer.

Bryan has quite a bit of edema which travels depending on his position. Sitting in the chair, it goes to his feet; lying on his back, feet elevated, it pools in his abdomen; lying on his left side it travels to his left side and the left leg will become twice the size of the right. His low protein levels keep this fluid outside the veins rather than inside where it belongs. Also, the hiccups continue off and on. Look upon my affliction and rescue me, For I do not forget Your law. Plead my cause and redeem me;Revive me according to Your word...Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble. Psalm 119:153, 154, 165

He's hoping to attend church for our Reformation Sunday service. Please pray for a good night's sleep so he'll have the energy to get out the door in the morning.


Mrs. Theresa Frees said...

Psalm 18
I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised:...For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle:...
The sorrows of death compassed me,...
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears...
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
[I will forever praise you]
For thou hast girded me with
Strength unto the battle!!!
YOU ARE DOING SO WELL SUSAN!!! Do not be discouraged, GOD WILL never leave you, nor will He leave Bryan, be encouraged you are not alone; loved by so many, prayed for so fervently :0) you are not alone!

Jerry & Brenda said...

Read Psalm 126 today, praying the Lord will bring you back to us as "the captive ones of Zion...then our mouth [will be] filled with laughter and joyful shouting..[we will say] among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them", the Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.....those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting."
God's grace and peace be on you today.

Luke's Mom said...

Praying for you today and everyday. Please let us know how things are going?

Love in Christ,