Archive for March 29, 2009

Dan’s Day Improved Hour by Hour

 

Covasna County Children at '08 Red Cross Camp.  (They wanted to be in the photo, but at the last minute turned their heads!)

Covasna County Children at '08 Red Cross Camp. (They wanted to be in the photo, but at the last minute turned their heads!)

Please, keep praying that God will help this happen — that the non-profit Christian organization that we have asked will send (at no cost to us) a container of medical equipment for Covasna County Red Cross to distribute. Pray that God will help them “cut through the red tape” and be able to accomplish this task.  The need is so great.  The diabetes rate among children in that area is rising at a fast pace.  They need diabetes tests and measuring kits desperately as well as more walkers, wheel chairs, disposable diapers for the elderly, and other medical equipment.
Dan started the first part of the day having a painful time with his legs.  But at least the additional taping that I did late last night kept the Wound Vac quiet!  We are so thankful!!!  

 Our  son, daughter in law, and 13 year old grandson made Dan 2 “mattresses” to fit each of his lightweight recliners. Working as a team, they used a 3″ memory foam mattress topper cutting it with a sharp tool. Resting on that now, his ankles easily stay elevated above the level of his knees.  Dan’s pain level has improved, the swelling has gone down in both of his feet and ankles, and his right leg is not nearly as swollen as it was!

By late afternoon, Dan was feeling so much better, he decided to see if he could drive our little Saab to the Post Office to pick up our mail.  Our son went with him.  (I don’t know what we thought he could do if Dan’s right leg didn’t work right.  Now that I think about it, they could have had a Father – Son moment “sharing” a crashing experience!)  Praise the Lord, they made it okay.  Afterwards, Dan was exhausted from the Event, and said, “I think it will be awhile before I drive again.”
Again, God has focused my attention on Luke.9:47 – 48.  “Jesus…took a little child and had him stand beside Him.  Then he said…, ‘Whoever welcomes this little child in my name, welcomes me.  And whoever welcomes me, welcomes the One who sent me.  For whoever is least among you all is the greatest.” (Do you get the connection with our prayer request?) —  Anne and Dan

March 29, 2009 at 5:30 am 1 comment


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