Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wisdom. Trust. Healing

A cousin is the father of a physically and mentally challenged child who is nearly an adult.  For most of the last week, the young man has been lying in a hospital intensive care unit, fighting for his life.  My cousin posted this yesterday:
... Update: C's vitals took a positive turn at least for a while there. They tried twice to ween him off of the ventilator but he is still not strong enough to breathe on his own so they will wait until tomorrow to try again. They have now re-sedated him so he can continue to heal and strengthen. This is going to take a lot of time so we are trying to settle in for the long haul.

As [my wife]  and I say, baby steps and they are still progress.
This is a lot better than the day before, when there was real doubt that he would survive the next 24 hours.

Pray for this young man as he struggles for healing, and for his family as they do the  things they can -- wait.  trust.  touch.  pray.  

Pray for those you know who are ill, alone, in need.  Reach out.  Hug someone and let them know you care. 
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