Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Smiling Again



 We have had some pretty rough days in the last week. It just seemed like one dilemma after another. Then, two days ago, it just seemed like we turned a corner. They identified what they thought is the cause of the fever and started treating it. His fever began to drop and his spirits began to lift.
Josh needs to walk to clear his lungs of things that might be causing the infection. Last night he was pretty week but agreed to walk. We went up to the observation deck of the building. The sun was setting and there was a patient playing the piano that is up on that floor. His mom was singing while his dad photographed the two of them. She sang beautifully and the sweet melody wafted through the air. It was surreal. It was almost as if we were simply out for a stroll. The only blatant reminder that there was something amiss was his mask and the IV poll,  that has become Josh's constant companion.
We are still unsure as to what reason our Lord has for us not being able to return home yet, but we know He has one.

Dear Lord, help us to walk in a daily dependence on you. Thank you for some good days. Thank you for our dear friends and family that continue to walk this journey with us.

6 comments:

Swains said...

Love you! Love you! Love you!

Nickie said...

I love to see you all smiling.

Shirley; Dana Cameron said...

Love the photos! Josh's "little shadow" reminds me when our Joe was in the hospital. He was very young, hooked up to the IV. He would get on a scooter and race down the hallways with me chasing him, trying to keep the IV attached!
Thank you for keeping us updated. Love to all
Shirley

Jenny said...

I agree with Brian that a sense of humor is a must when life is hard. Pass this one on to Josh, it's from one of our favorite comedians, Steven Wright (he is the king of one-liners). "I lost a button hole." "It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it." "I spilled spot remover on my dog - now he's gone." More to come...

Laurie Walton said...

Ilene, While we want you all to be home so badly, the best place for Josh when he's "fevering" is right where he is. I thank the Lord that He has placed excellent doctors and nurses right at Josh's fingertips.

Waiting with anticipation of what God will do ...
Love you, Laurie

"Let all that I am
wait quietly before God,
FOR MY HOPE IS IN HIM." Psalm 62:5

Nickie said...

Loved getting one of your hugs. Great to see you!