Robbie is out of the o.r. and resting.  They did not close the wound as we had prayed, but we trust that God is in control and that the decisions made are in Robbie’s best interest.  We will talk to the doctor later in the evening and see what they will do from here.  Scenario #2 from my post last night is the way we are praying now.  If they can do bedside cleanouts and close the wound in a day or two, that would be great.  Above all, we ask God to grant wisdom and direction to the doctors so that each decision made would be the perfect one for Robbie’s long-term recovery.  The knowledge and wisdom to practice this gift of medical care comes from Him anyway, so we continue to trust Him and ask Him to guide our prayers.

Robbie is in more pain today than he has experienced in a while.  They removed the staples from his hip and he is feeling discomfort from the back wound for the first time.  Pray for comfort and rest for him. 

Thank you so much.  I wish I could do something to thank everyone for all that they have done and continue to do.  I know I say it often, but it is truly overwhelming to feel the love and support from so many people.  We are also aware of the tragedy at home of the death of Kelly Sims.  How we pray for his family right now.  We are also praying for little Ben Sherman, who is undergoing treatment at St. Jude.  Pray for his parents, Mike & Jackie.  We know how hard it is to have your child in the hospital. 

This experience of ours has brought back so many memories and emotions from ten years ago when our daughter Abby was born and later passed away.  One thing I want to share with anyone who reads this blog is that the Gospel of Christ is true.  Without the promise of God’s presence, love, and forgiveness through Jesus, I don’t know how anyone walks through these dark valleys.  We are undeserving of anything due to our fallen human condition.  The fact that a perfect, holy God sent His perfect, holy son to die on our behalf amazes me.

Robbie read these verses yesterday that became his prayer:  “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.  The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses.  Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.”  Psalm 25: 16-18 ESV


11 thoughts on “Out of O.R.

  1. Robbie and Stacey,
    We are still praying for you and your sweet family. I bet the kids were thrilled to see their daddy! And he was thrilled to see THEM! The pictures were precious! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for your family. We love you! Bridget for all the Newmans

  2. Thanks for the update!!! Hate to hear he’s in pain. Praying for that!

    Stacey, you keep mentioning that you wish you could do something to thank everyone for their support. We want you to know that you are doing something! The Hope and Inspiration that comes over everyone that reads your blog is so amazing!
    We Thank You!!

    Kayce, Abby, Konner, & Kolton

  3. Stacey,

    Thank you for the very public way you are walking through this often private journey. You and Rob are continually in our prayers and your testimony of God’s grace in your lives in an incredible encouragement. You are a trophy of God’s grace.

    Trent Broussard

  4. Stacey,

    Still lots of prayers for Robbie, you and the kids! You are so very strong, Robbie is so lucky to have you with him every step of the way :)!! Sounds like healing is all going pretty good, he will be home before you know it! The pictures are so sweet! Take care!
    Misti Weaver

  5. Stacey,
    Just wanted to cheer you on! God is in control and He will see you through every step of the way! We are praying for you and Robbie and the kids! Be encouraged that you are in the palm of His Mighty Hand! We love you and your family and know that God has great things in store!

    Tammy Fivecoat & Family

  6. Robbie and Stacey,
    Just hang on to the scripture you gave to us a few days ago: the one where you quoted that God knows the boundaries of our afflictions. I had never heard or paid attention to that scripture before and it blew me away. It will always stick with me now, so think of yourselves as perpetual Bible Study leaders even from the hospital! That is commitment!
    Annette and Family

  7. I pray that Robbie will be pain free and resting now. Your faith in God and love of your family will get you through .I know Robbie is one fine young man and you sound like one incredibly strong , loving wife . Your family is constantly in my thoughts and prayers . Love to all , Judy

  8. Stacey and Robbie:
    You need not thank those of us who are praying for you ; the privilege is ours to know you and be blessed my your faith.
    I give thanks to Almighty God for the witness that you and your family are to all those around you as well as those who read your blog.

    We continue to pray for comfort for Robbie and for healing of the wound. From a medical standpoint, keep in mind that
    sometimes being in too big a hurry causes sloppy work. I am delighted that your earthly physicians are careful in this and your heavenly physician is overseeing it all.

  9. What a witness! I am sure it may be difficult to see at this point, but WOW! What a witness your family is being able to be at this point. Thanks for sharing your story and being “that” light that we all need!

    We have “linked” your blog to our blogspot and routinely share the opportunity for others to see your blog via our blogspot. 🙂

    Much love, prayer, and respect –
    Mary Horne

  10. Silly me, I went back to your older post to find the scripture I spoke of above, and found that it was a quote from Charles Spurgeon. Oh well, the point still remains that the both of you still teach all of us by your words and actions as you live out your Christian lives in the hospital or out. Keep on! And thanks!

  11. Strength is perfected through weakness. The cross proves it.

    “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.”

    Thinking of you.

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