Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday May 23, evening

I sit by Steve's side and listen to him breathe. Even though he is still on the ventilator, they have the medication at a level where he is aware of his surroundings as he fades in and out. He responds by nodding his head or with hand jestures. We are pretty good, so far, at interpreting ventilese. The first time he tried to tell us something, we needed to get the ipad out and he wrote, "I live." Of course that made me cry.

They said, in his recent X-rays, his lungs look better with less evidence of pneumonia. The pulmonary specialist hopes to begin weaning him off the ventilator. So we pray for healing.


  1. Such encouraging words. Where 2 or more are gathered in his name....Continued prayers coming your way.

  2. You have more than 2 praying so you are covered. I tried 5 times to send this last nite and I couldn't figure out how to send it on your blog page so Kim is sending this for me.

    You are the Lord who created me and who says that I need not be afraid, for You have ransomed me, called me by name and I am Yours. When I go through deep water and trouble, You are with me. When I go through rivers of difficulties, I will not drown! When I walk through the fires of oppression, I will not burn up--the flames will not consume me. You are the Lord my God, my Savior, the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 43:1-3

    We will not give up praying and will continue to thank God for his healing. When Steven said "I live"...he spoke life into him. There is life and death in the power of the tongue.

    Love Elaine