Saturday, October 04, 2008



Andrew made it through his PET scan on Wednesday. We should be finding out results next Wednesday.

In the meantime, please pray that Andrew's breathing would be easier, it seems to get harder and harder for him to find comfortable positions to breathe from which really effects his sleep. As he cannot swallow, his saliva is constantly blocking his airway which causes him to cough and choke a lot. Lord, please make Andrew's breathing easy from this moment on.

Praise the Lord that Andrew is now on 1/2 the pain meds he used to be on, his pain has reduced so much ever since pneumonia gave him a break from physical therapy. The withdrawal symptoms are still difficult and taking longer than expected. Please pray that the withdrawal symptoms would relent and that he would be able to get off his pain meds soon.

Please also pray that we would not be faint-hearted but that the Lord would give us the strength to persevere and endure, that Andrew would feel motivated to keep up with all the different things he has to do each day from physical therapy to consuming all his meals and that I would be able to stay on top of helping him with it. Please pray the Lord would greatly encourage and saturate Andrew's (and my) heart with the gospel each day.

To sum up:
1. Breathing
2. Get off pain meds
3. Strength and motivation to keep up with daily demands/Saturated with the gospel

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change
And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.

Psalm 46:1-3


  1. We'll be lifting those requests up. All our love...

  2. thanks both of you for your updates, candid sharing, and examples of living out your faith in any and every situation.
    continuing in prayer,

  3. We are praying for you and greatly encouraged by your steadfast faith. Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us all. It really puts things into proper perspective for me.

  4. Dear Andrew and Grace,
    I visit this blog often and I'm humbled and challenged every time I read. Thanks for sharing all God is doing and teaching you. I am continuing to pray for you Andrew, and your family! Grace to you!

  5. thinking of you and praying for you today (wednesday). May God continue to be glorified and uplifted in your lives!