Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Good News

Eric had another quiet night of healing. His breathing continues to improve. The doctor came in this morning, furthur decreased some settings on the ventilator, and said he'll be taking the breathing tube out "in a day or two." Incredible! Three, four days, a week ago, I never dreamed Eric would start to recover so quickly. God is good. Physical therapy has already been here and will come back again this afternoon, so Eric is gaining his strength back. And he's been complaining he's hungry, despite his tube feedings. I know he can't wait to get off the ventilator just so he can eat. And talk. Communication has been frustrating to him. Please pray there'll be no setbacks. Coming off the ventilator will be the hugest step in Eric's recovery. Thank you so much for your continued prayers.


Lisa said...

Mom tells me she wants to go running through the hospital singing this song, but she's afraid they'll kick her out, so I'll shout it out here. Sing it with me everyone...

"O for a thousand tongues to sing
my dear Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!"

Jess said...

I'm singing it with you, Lisa!

"O for a thousand tongues to sing
my dear Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!"

Praise God! What a wonderful miracle, and what wonderful dedicated prayer warriors, and what a beautiful, loving Jesus.

I'm specifically praying for Eric to be healed inside and out and that he'll never be sick again. Never! Nothing is impossible for our God. Nothing!

Anonymous said...

Angie, we are all so glad to hear of todays news. I found out about your blog several days ago and have been keeping up with it ever since. It is nice to know what exactly is going on and not have to disturb you with phone calls. We have had heavy hearts for ya'll over these last weeks. We will continue to pray for his healing and for you & Bob. PS We have added him to several prayer lists. Heather & Carl

Kimberly said...

Come on Eric! Way to go!

Sharing in your is so sweet.


Mrs. Stretch said...

It is so good to read your news! Tell Eric the world is anxious to have him back to full health.

Anonymous said...

Dennis just received news via text that Eric was improving so I jumped onto your blog to catch up on where things stand today. I'm so pleased to hear of Eric's progress and that prayers are being answered on his behalf. We had added him to the prayer list at Maplewood Church of Christ and I've also asked several friends and family individually to pray for Eric and your family. Its good news that PT is seeing him now and that he is not being sedated so heavily. Our hearts go out to your family. God is so good, and your family is very strong and inspiring.

Fran Emily

Mindy Blanchard said...

Great news Angie! We're rooting for you Eric!!

leafmonster said...

This is really wonderful news. I'm singing too! Thanks for keeping us updated. We're continuing to pray for all of you and for a full recovery for Eric.
Carolyn, Bob, Emily, Ben, and Julia

Betty said...

Angie and Bob,
I am so relieved to hear good news about Eric. I recently found about your blog...thank you so much for sharing your story. Your family has my heartfelt prayers and wishes for Eric's full recovery.
Love you guys,
Betty Wade

Anonymous said...

Angie and Bob
We continue to pray.
with our thoughts and love to all from Anne and Tom