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