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08.01.10 – Evening Update

Peter is still in very critical condition, but we see very small signs of possible improvement that encourage us greatly. This evening we have read scripture to him and talked to him a little bit. Right now the pressure in his brain is doing well enough that they are not giving him any sedatives. This increases the chances he can eventually breathe on his own or wake up from the coma.

Earlier today Peter did not have much physical response to our touch, but tonight sometimes the left side of his body will move a slight amount. Right now there is no way to tell whether or not this is a reflexive or cognitive response, but it is such a delight each time it happens. We miss being able to interact with Peter.

Continue to pray for the following things:

1) That the pressure/swelling in his brain will continue to decline and will stay down. His ICP numbers have been pretty steadily below 20 today (which is what they want to keep it under) compared to the last couple of days where they got in the mid to high 30’s. This is a praise, but keep praying in this regard.

2) Continue to pray against infection. It is always a risk, but Peter seems to be doing well so far.

3) Pray that in the next few days when the respiratory therapist does a series of tests on Peter’s breathing that gradually Peter will be able to breathe on his own. Right now they are waiting to do a tracheotomy until Wednesday, so there is plenty of time for improvement in his breathing until then.

4) Continue to pray for the physical health of our family as we try to be here for Peter. Pray for good rest, and that we would be free of sickness so we can be at Peter’s bedside as much as possible. Pray for spiritual and emotional strength as well during our long hours here at the hospital.

Please bear with me as I write these updates. It is difficult to get the facts straight because every report varies depending on the nurse or doctor and sometimes they get a little muddy in our minds. I will continue to send out the best information I have as frequently as I can, and hopefully keep it as accurate as possible!

Again, thank you for the ways all of you have encouraged and prayed for us. Keep praying!

“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.” Psalm 34:17-20;22

For the family,
Hope

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