Thursday, December 13, 2007

Out of ICU

Praise the Lord that Kate was able to leave the ICU into a private room. It is much quieter. They were able to put her on 1/2 a dose of morphine to ease her pain. She is resting peacefully right now.

A speech therapist will be in shortly to test Kate's ability to swallow correctly. Please pray that her left side weakness does not impact her swallowing.

My spirit and flesh ache for my wife as she is going through this. Please pray for strength and endurance.

Dave

19 comments:

Julie Frizzell said...

Continuing to pray...
Love, Julie

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for you and Kate throughout the day! Praise Jesus for the ability for her to be moved out of ICU! Looking forward to more encouraging reports over the next couple of days!

Mrs. I. said...

May the Lord give you the strength and endurance you require to run this race. You are NOT running alone! So thankful to hear that Kate is more comfortable. Praying and believing that her swallowing has not been impacted and continuing to intercede that the left-sided weakness will resolve in the mighty Name of Jesus!

Anonymous said...

I've been praying for you guys over the last few days, especially. Thanks so much for the periodic updates. Your faith is such an inspiration.

Will continue to pray...
Lori Snell

Anonymous said...

Dave - you, Kate and the boys are very much in our prayers! Thank you for posting and allowing us to be a part. As I was listening to some Christmas music today, this portion stood out and I thought it might encourage you guys. It is from "Our God With Us" by Steven Curtis Chapman...

"...and with love that conquers lonliness and hope that fills all emptiness He came to earth to show our worth. Our God is with us, Emmanuel. He came to save us, Emmanuel. And we will never face life alone, now that God has made himself known. Father and Friend who's love never ends, Emmanuel."

Love, Tabatha

Jenna said...

Hey Dave,
I just read an this and thought of you and Kate (and me and so many people, actually!): http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/TasteAndSee/ByDate/2007/2525_When_Satan_Hurts_Christs_People/

Don't know how else to get it to you. It's from John Piper. Hope you are encouraged in this time when it seems the waves of trial are crashing over you. We'll coninue in prayer with you.
the scheetz family

Anonymous said...

Dave & Kate --

You are being lifted up MIGHTILY to the Gentle Healer by so, so many people today. Dave, glad to hear that you rested! (an answer to prayer) We're also thankful to hear Kate's out of ICU and into a private room -- another request answered. Please keep us apprised and enable us to continue to pray specific prayers . . .
Tonya

helen (neighbor) said...

When you get a chance, let us know the results of the surgery. Did Dr. Forget feel that he was successful in removing the tumor? Was there any word from him on the tumor itself? It sounds like everything must have gone according to plan. Hope that is the case.

Thanks.

JohnnyB said...

Dave,
We rejoice with Kate's progress, and continue to pray for both of you. The struggles you are having reflect your love for Kate and for our God. We appreciate your willingness to share the joys and the trials, and give thanks to God for all things - in all of them, may He be glorified!
John B.

Anonymous said...

You are in our every thought and prayer...please know you are such an inspiration of strength and faith to soo many people -- it is simply amazing to witness. It is an honor and blessing to be able to share this and offer our prayers to you and with you. As many others have said, you are not alone...we are also here for you. Praying for Kate's comfort, strength and recovery, Dave's strength and endurance, and for all of your family's fortitude and patience....

From our hearts...
Your SNCC family and friends

Michele said...

I have been praying all through the night and day. I'm so happy she could be moved to a private room. And, that she can have some morphine. Thank you Lord. Will keep praying. Praying for special strength for you too Dave. I'll keep checking for updates. Michele in Ohio

Kelly Jene said...

Continuing to pray. Praise God for the pain medication. I don't know you, but know you are doing a wonderful job. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Please know that we are all still praying so fervently for Kate (and you, Dave). We appreciate your updates as it gives us specific things to pray for.
Susan A.

Anonymous said...

Dave, glad to hear about the departure from ICU. Will pray rest for you BOTH. Everyone has been locked in to your story on this blog and by phone relay, too. If prayer were a blanket covering you two (which it IS),...and you peeked out from under the blanket's edge, you'd be unable to visualize the sky above b/c of the depth of the saints' requests surrounding you both. Stay under there where it's cozy, and we'll keep the prayers coming! Laura Joback

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for you both!
Dawn Kim

Anonymous said...

Praying and believing still. God will send his angels to stand guard around you. We are lifting you all up, believing and claiming Kate's miracles.

Rose said...

praying for you and kate and the whole family dave.

hold on to your faith. HE will not leave you and Kate and all of you. i believe it in my heart...

Anne said...

Dear Dave,

You are a mighty, steadfast warrior. I trust God to give you an infusion of strength and calm to face each hour. "The Lord will watch over your coming in and going out both now and forevermore".