Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Good Day

Dan is having a good day today. What does that mean? He is enjoying conversing with the therapists about baseball. He ate some breakfast. He had a visit from CU friends. He was up in his chair for 45 minutes. We talked with the head respiratory therapist about diaphragm pacers. (electrodes implanted on the diaphragm or phrenic nerve to stimulate the diaphragm to "work", thereby allowing him to breathe without a ventilator. Dan's lungs are in good condition, but the diaphragm is the muscle that causes the lungs to do their job.) Doesn't seem like a lot, but that's a good day.

Dan is narrowing his preference of technology equipment that will enable him to be more independent when we get home. He's pretty sure he has decided on the exact computer "mouse" and speaking program. When we get to our new home we'll focus on the exact environmental controls (lights, TV, etc.) we need.

Thank you to those who are constructing Dan's new room. Drywall is up, electricity needs are in, floor gets done this Saturday. Alan is working on the ramps to allow Dan to be in the first level of our house. Although our first level is only one big room, we'll be able to put a table there for family (all 3 of us) meals, and the TV is in that room.

Thank you to those who have been helping get our house ready to sell. Wow, I'm worn out! There is a lot to do to "stage" a house for selling. I personally think the Lord will provide the exact buyers and the exact new house for us!!

How great is Your goodness which You have stored up for those who fear You, which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You. Psalm 31:19 I love it!


Jane-Jane said...

I have not been in blog world much this past week or so... but know that I do check daily on your status Dan. I pray for you many times a day.... not huge hour long prayers. Mainly, many one liners or one paragraph prayers as I think about you throughout the day. I thank God daily for allowing me to follow your daily progress and struggles. It is an honor to pray for you and your family.

Speaking of family... the girls are coming home soon!!! PRAISE GOD!!!! I am soooo stoked for your family! Nothing like two little girls to keep life in perspective.

Have a blessed day!
in SC

Amanda Martin said...

So glad to hear that Dan is making progress. Wonderful! Still praying out here in Zion, IL!!

Gramma said...

Lives are being touched by Dan's testimony. "Only one life, t'will soon be passed; only what's done for Christ will last." Keep it up Dan. You are an inspiration to people across this nation and around the world. God loves you so much.
Col 3:1-4 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
Love Gramma

Anonymous said...

Hey Dan
Got an update from A. Kim and U. Dave's day w/ you. We had the kids saying "y'all" and running barefoot in no time at all. Always thinking of you,
Love A. Retta

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know I am still praying and you are in my thoughts as your new life unfolds for you. From Northen Ohio

Lisa McGrady said...

We (and our kids and our church)continue to pray for you all.

Thank you SO much for keeping this blog. It helps us stay connected when we can't be there in person.

With love,
Lisa McGrady