Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 28 8:45 PM

Hello friends,
Today was a bit of a disappointing day for all of us.  The hospital we're at is a small specialty hospital and they place great importance on patients socializing, spending as little time as necessary in their beds.  Families are a big part of this which is why we all moved here so that we could all be a part of the process.  Most of Micah's improvements have come in response to his siblings being with him.  That being said H1N1 has forced even our hospital to take drastic measures to keep their patients safe.  Starting tomorrow no one under 18 is allowed to enter the building unless they are there for therapy.  I was very sad as were the kids and Thomas.  I totally understand and had even thought myself that this was the only way they had to contain things, but it was still quite a blow.  

We will talk to one of the doctors about the possibility of Micah still coming to the house on outings which would make things better for the kids and I have already decided that I will take the kids right to his bedroom window so he can see them.  Thankfully all the bedrooms are on the ground floor!   Please pray that this does not have an adverse affect on Micah as he really perks up when his siblings are around.  

Micah had a good day today, with his therapy etc...  As far as his sight and hearing goes he doesn't miss a thing he sees everybody and hears everything, which can be quite a distraction during therapy sessions!  He is supposed to be getting some injections on the weekend (I think) to help relax the shoulder and elbow muscles so that he will be able to do more with them and will most likely get some splints on his elbows shortly after that to keep his joints opened up.  

We're praying everyday for God to intervene and believe that he will, but there are days when the process seems more than we can bear.  At those times, I start telling God what a mistake He has made and remind Him about what His Word says about not putting more on us than we can bear.  I never seem to win those arguments, but I always feel comforted and loved at the end of them.  Goodnight to you all.
Many blessings,


  1. Hang in there, Tina. We are praying much for you. He is listening for sure.

  2. Tina,

    I'm so glad you make the time and find the strength to keep posting Micah's progress. It helps us know how to pray specifically, while allowing all of us who read the posts to get a glimpse of God's faithfulness, His grace, and His mercy in your oh so difficult situation. Your transparency and perseverence remind me of how often I take everything God has blessed me with for granted. You also cause me to remember how much He loves me even through my most difficult days and that He will truly never leave or forsake any of us. Thank you for that.

    We will pray for Micah's healing as we pray for God's strength and wisdom for you all in the days ahead.

    With much love,
    Chris Veteto

  3. You are a very strong person. We are still praying for the the hamily. You see the little things of improvment each day.Love your neighbors Larry and Judy Pratt

  4. We love you and we are praying for you all. Cydney says hello to Elisabeth. The Wise Family