Friday, January 11, 2008

Shocking -- we've posted!

I know, I know -- everyone's reminding us that we haven't undated in a long time. I (Debbie) figure it's my turn, since I rarely do my part (Have I posted more than once since school started?!)

What's going on with the Knudsen's?

We are quite excited about our new house being built (Bill will do the update soon for that.) I say excited, but it's always at the front of our minds why we need a new house; so, although we are enjoying the process, it's not at all with the same enthusiasm as if Dan were well.

This weekend is the OPE retreat in the Chicagoland area, so the guys are coming by Sunday. That will probably be the week's highlight. (or maybe our time with Gabri and Addy is!)

I continue to be overwhelmed by how many and how often people are praying for us. You keep asking for specific prayer requests. Here is what is on my heart at this time:
*Pray that Dan would be able to sit upright. It is so hard to see him so far back, unable to be on the level with others. This is one of the reasons his new doctor wants him in the hospital for a week. Is it a breathing problem or blood pressure or . . . ?
*Dan's spasms are very bad. What is causing them? I just touch his arm and his whole body spasms. He's on the highest dose of the medication now, so hopefully the hospital stay can figure that out also.

"I called on your name, O Lord, from the depths of the pit; You heard my plea, 'Do not close Your ear to my cry for help!' You came near when I called on You; You said, 'Do not fear!'"

We'll keep you posted -- honestly!

P.S. Did you know that it's 10 months this week since Dan's accident? When I remember the extent of Dan's injury, that it's a miracle that we still have him, then the setbacks don't seem as heavy.

7 comments:

Jane-Jane said...

Amen to your last paragraph... Jack and I were talking just this morning about all the things we have done and experienced since we moved into this house 6.5 years ago, and since we got married 10 year ago this may. Day to day it doesn't seem like much...but the big picture is HUGE!

Dan, I pray that when you are in the hospital they will figure these issues out. I would think that being reclined would take even more of the "normalcy" out of your life. But a hospital stay doesn't sound like fun either. Life just stinks sometimes!
You are still in my prayers...can't imagine being on your path, but I KNOW our Jesus is taking care of you (inside and out) even when things are tough. I pray for His strength for you to fight the good fight to the end.

Enjoy your weekend!
Praying Jane in SC

beth said...

Hello Knudsens. I thought of you guys when we did a routine trach change this morning...I still get shakey.(not from the Starbucks:))

I have AN idea for the moving if you want it. Email me or blog me!

Love's being sent to all of you.
I check the blogs of the other family members too.

beth said...

Ok, which Beth..Malarkey(too little sleep) Alex has had a cold...fun!!!

with3blessings said...

So good to hear updates and specific prayer requests! I can't wait to see what God does through your new home!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know that I am still checking in and praying. Thank you for the updated items. (I am with SIL in Mexico.) May God protect you all from that spirit of fear and wash you instead with His gracious love.

Kathy

Amy Vanover said...

Hey ya'll,
Just a quick note to say I'm praying for you. Verse of truth: "It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." -psalm 18:32

elj377 said...

Wow! 10 months! Just thought I'd let you know we are praying for you through your struggles! Keep your thoughts and minds dwelling on things above. We love you all.