December 13, 2011

there and back.

we're back.

sunday night, nick had another blockage in his small intestine.

when this happens, it's very painful and causes him to throw up, a lot. because of that, he becomes severely dehydrated. he was admitted back into the hospital yesterday and put on fluids (a lot of them) and medications. thankfully, he was able to sleep last night. today the pain is pretty bad again, but as it comes and goes, he's been able to get some rest.

so again, we wait. we wait until this works itself out, he gets better and we can go back home. it could be tomorrow, or a few days. with everything up in the air, again, life has been put on hold.

some good news is that we're back on the surgical floor, which means we are surrounded by nurses and NAs that know us well and greeted us as warmly as old friends would. in a way, it's a sort of homey being back here (please take "in a way" strongly for as you know, hospitals and homey are in no large way synonymous) and has been much easier of a transition knowing he is so well cared for, by people who know and care much for him.

although this is not what we had in mind for us right now, we are trusting that this is not in vain, that there is a purpose in this. and again, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of care, concern and encouragement by you all. knowing there are so many praying for us has been freshly humbling.

what a strange mix of hardship and joy it is to experience so many practical expressions of God's love for us through your calls, texts, scriptures, emails and visits. we are grateful beyond words, and feel utterly undeserving of this love from so many wonderful people.

it has made this ordeal not only bearable, but peaceful. and has made me newly aware of how richly blessed we are. 



  1. praying for you guys!

  2. it's been forever since i've seen you guys... but couldn't miss the opportunity to let you know i'm praying hard for the three of you!

  3. Lifting you up in prayer. My sympathies for the gut pain!

    Sarah Bosse

  4. Just wanted to let you know that we're praying for you!
    with love, Joy and Michael


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