A Challenging Day

March 30, 2009 at 6:59 am 1 comment

The day started off well.  We made it to church before it started!  But Dan did not take in the mattress for the recliner.  His feet were lower than his knees the entire morning – getting ready to go, riding in the car round trip, sitting in church.  By the time we got home, fluid retention created dreadful pain in his feet and legs.  When the RN changed the bandage, she assured him that the wound is clean, healthy, just terrible fluid retention was going on.  Dan was miserable.  I had to pray and work hard to stay calm with him so upset and confused.

The RN successfully changed the sponge, and adjusted the location of the tape so his irritated skin can heal.  The Wound Vac has been quiet all day.  As soon as the RN was gone, Dan let me give him Lasik to drain off excess fluid, prop his ankles higher than his knees, and massage his feet and legs until the pain eased.  We both were exhausted.  He slept most of the afternoon.

Tomorrow, 12:30, we meet with Dan’s Oncologist, Dr. Jahan, who supervises Dan’s care.  We wonder what he will say…any suggestions about what treatment is next – radiation, chemo, nothing until the flap is healed. (The opening in the incision is now 0.3, down from 0.6 according to the RN.)  

For the third night in a row, God has given me Luke 9:46 – 62; Luke 10, Luke 11: 1 – 13.  There are so many messages there – welcome and care for children in the name of Jesus; there is a great cost to following Jesus (being an intentional follower of Jesus is only for those who will truly learn and obey Him); the harvest for Jesus is ready but there aren’t many workers who are willing to work in Jesus’ fields; our neighbor is anyone we come upon who is in need; it is better to learn from Jesus than to keep  so busy with work that you have no time for Jesus; Jesus taught how to pray; and “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you….How much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” 

Can you hear what Jesus is saying to you in this?  We ask God every day to help us, guide us, protect us, use us as tools in His hands to glorify Him.  That can only happen if we learn to listen and obey.  —  Anne and Dan

The winds and the waves obey His will!

The winds and the waves obey His will!

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  • 1. matt  |  March 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

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