O God, You give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but we who WAIT for You, O Lord, will renew our strength. Isaiah 40: 29-30
As I sit down to write this, my body and spirit are so very weak! I can only speak for myself, but I have definitely hit a wall. We have now been on this journey for 21 days....have had our ups and downs....and now feel like nothing has really changed and we're supposed to just WAIT. That is actually what Dr. G said this morning. We're going to give the new meds a few days and if there's no change, they will consider going back to surgery. We felt so positive a few days ago with Caed's progress, but the last couple have seemed to be steps backward. The mornings seem to be fairly good, but the afternoons and evenings have been filled with pain, etc.... Tonight Caed began having the severe pain spasms again. I know it wore him out because he fell asleep very early. I decided to sneak out while I could (my parents were there and Todd was on his way). My plan is to go to bed early tonight. We have been putting in 14-16+ hr. days/nights (as well as a few 36 hr. ones), and it's really taking a toll. If we were seeing lots of progress, I think it would be easier. However, most everything has stayed the same. We knew from the beginning that a big element to this was going to be TIME!! But, when you're in the middle of it, time seems to stand still. Please continue to pray for healing in Caed's body, but we're also asking another prayer for those of us "living at the hospital." Like the verse says, pray for the Lord to renew our strength as we (patiently) WAIT on Him!!!! He makes ALL things beautiful in HIS time, and we know that HIS timing is perfect. Things that we cannot see....He sees!! He has a perfect plan set before us (one of prosperity and hope), and we do not want it any other way!! Pray that we will not miss a single thing that He is wanting to teach us through this experience. Again, we love you all and THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your continued prayers and words of encouragement. We could not make it through this without each and every one of you!!