Sunday, February 26, 2006

Food down, PICC line looks iffy, Communion finally

The feeding tube is still chugging along. Oral food intake was again minimal today, but what went down stayed down. It'll be interesting to see how much she weighs tomorrow. The PICC line insertion site looked a little bit red, with what looked like pus. It was hard to see under the dressing, though. We let the nurse know, she changed the dressing and cleaned the site, and hopefully there won't be anything to write about that for quite a while.
Today there was a little afternoon church service. Denise took the first communion since before getting sick. That was a milestone. Afterward the chaplain chatted with us and prayed for Denise for a while. It turns out that this chaplain serves in the horseracing world, and he knows someone that used to work at Pasadena Christian School that went to be a chaplain at a racetrack in the South. He and his wife (from PCS) lost everything they had during this past hurricane season (our school took up a collection for them, too... email us if you're interested in contributing). The chaplain said that our PCS buddy told him that he felt he was lead to that region of the country and went through losing everything in order that he'd be better able to effectively minister to others that went through the same thing. That brought to Denise's mind something that her caregiver said yesterday:
"There's no testimony without a test, and there's no message without a mess."
We all know what that's about, don't we?
I'm glad there wasn't much else earth-shaking to write about tonight. I've had bad headaches since last night (I very seldom get headaches) and I'm running a low fever. So I'm trotting off to bed. G'night!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the LORD!!It is so good to hear such glorious news! Every time I read this lately I've had the song Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition running through my head. While it was written for a different kind of war, it reminds me that your testament is giving us ammunition for our spiritual arsenal. What a blessing you all are to us. You continue to be in our prayers, and God willing, we can be a blessing to you too!


February 27, 2006 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What beautiful words BP wrote.

February 27, 2006 11:28 PM  

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