Monday, September 28, 2009

September 28 8:10 AM

Good morning friends,
Not much has changed since Thomas' post, I didn't realize that he posted til just now as, strangely enough, after registering all my complaints with my Father last night (and they were many) I had one of the most restful nights sleep I've had since I've been here.  Isn't that just like God?  Thomas will be going to the holding room with Micah this morning despite his lack of sleep,  he said that he would sleep later.  He does much better with lack of sleep than I do so today he is going to be here for the surgery he missed a week ago.  As of 4 in the morning we were first on the schedule, but we still have to wait for the night shift to finish up there stuff and if there were any emergencies that came through in the evening then that will push us back also.  So as usual, we will have to sit & wait.
Last night I was getting angry because we could see our son was in great distress and we couldn't get anyone to take care of the problem.  Even when we could get someone in the room, they honestly did not seem to know what to do and most of them said nothing.  I kept thinking how different it was in the PICU (almost wishing we were back there for a few minutes, that's scary) because I knew that if we were there they would know immediately what was wrong and what to do.  When our doc finally came and saw what we were seeing she immediately said, "I'm going down to the PICU to make sure that we are doing everything we need to be doing" then I breathed easy for the first time.  The brought this big velcro wrap to put around Micah's midsection so that he could not move the tube any further, which miffed both of us.  Why was this not done after his first surgery when I told them that his arms were a source of trouble as he kept them on his abdomen since getting his operation???  All of this could have been avoided.  Anyway, the PICU doc came up took one look and told them what was wrong and fixed the problem.  For those of you wondering, an NG tube is the feeding tube that goes through the nose.
So you can see now why I was wanting to be in the PICU last evening, instead the PICU came to us.  What our nurses & doc struggled to control over hours they fixed in 5-10 minutes.  That difference was in my thoughts the whole time we were waiting on someone to do something.  I knew that PICU could fix it because that was their specialty.  So this morning I am wondering what, as christians is our "specialty"?  I believe that it would have to be breathing life into dead things.  We all have our own ways to do that, just as each doctor had his specialty.  A surgeon  cannot help with neuro problems and a regular floor doctor cannot help with critical care no matter how upset I get about it.  So I believe that the appropriate verses to go along with this would be found in I Cor. 12 where it talks about the diversity of gifts.  I'm going to quit now because I don't feel like preaching, I'll let each of you take what you want from this.


  1. Thomas and Tina, I am so thankful for your blog and for being so vulnerable to share with the world all that you are walking through! If it is true that what happens in the natural is a picture of what is happening in the spiritual, may we all pay attention to the lessons you are teaching us! We love you so much! Praise God for holding our hands as we struggle just as you hold Micah's....

  2. Tina and Thomas, Bless you, you are holding on very strong. Still praying. Your neighbors Larry and Judy Pratt

  3. Dear Thomas and Tina,

    Prayed for God's presence, wisdom and discernment for the doctors, peace and healing for Micah. Keep trusting in God. Is 43: " Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God.....Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you.
    God is hearing all our prayers and will restore Micah and your family completely.
    Lots of love,
    Mary and George

  4. I feel your fustration. As one that has gone through a time of walking steadily through a promised victory, I know a little about breathing deeply to keep yourself from shuddering. I will tell you that Jesus IS faithful in delivering magnificant victories. And when Micah is preaching the gospel somewhere and you and Mohan are seeing him from the crowd all this pain will a badge of honor. There is glorious light at the end of this tunnel. Breathe deeply. " For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Your cousin sister, Annie A. Thomas