Saturday, February 18, 2006

Saturday morning (Feb. 18)

How wonderful to see Jan looking out at me, after a whole week! Her right eye is opening at bit now in addition to her left. She is doing her best to smile from time to time, although it is difficult with all the tubes.

This morning, she was a little subdued compared to yesterday, but no one is surprised by this. There is still a long way to go, and there are still serious risks, but we are so grateful for the progress to date.

We are entering a period of decision making for the medical team: when to take the breathing tube out, when to move Jan from CrCU to the Neurology ICU, whether and when to give Jan sedation so she rests more, etc.

Please pray that God will continue to heal Jan's brain and protect her from the risks that remain. Please pray that God will guide the medical team to make the right decisions.

-Steve

10 comments:

FC said...

Soy el papa de Fede.

Yo no tengo la facilidad de expresarme con palabras elocuentes, ni con retorica, pero con una fe sencilla, con simples palabras, hago una oracion para que El Senor sane totalmente a Jan, para que guarde en sus manos y llene de consuelo y fe a Fede y a todos lo familiares que nos dolemos por lo que ha pasado.

Juan

FC said...

As the second week starts, we renew our hopes and refill our arsenals with the certainty that Jan will continue her progress until she will be able to join us soon in a celebration for her full recovery.

Let's not give up. Let's see in the small steps Jan is taking, the beauty and strength of her soul, the determination of her heart to continue enjoying your love, your joy, and your friendship in her path.

Lynn from church said...

To Jan and all who love her:

I know tht God in holding all of you in the palm of his hand, loving you, healing you, giving you stength.

Jan: continue the fight, God and his angels are surrounding you with their love and healing love.

Fede: you are one of those angels as are all who are with you in this long vigil of hope and prayer. Know that you are not alone, continue to have faith and hope. Miracles can and do happen.

My prayers are with Jan and all who are important to her.

Thank you to Steve for keeping us up to date. It is wonderful that Jan is now responding albeit a little at a time....we don't want to rush her as much as we want her back to the person we all loved before. With this fight how can we not love her more.

God be with you all

Lymm from church

Janet Russell said...

Fede, Jan, Verne and all the Family and Friends,

What a wonderful new beginning! Like a baby coming into the light and seeing all those who waited for this day and wrestled with all the issues for such a long while. God has a tiny oak tree in the palm of His Hand and she will grow and develop again and be His miracle to us. A special gift of god (Jan means "Gift of God") and now she will keep us on our knees as she has our entire prayer Home Group. We bless the Lord with all our hearts.

Janet from the Sanctuary.

Anne from Lindsay said...

My dearest Jan,
You were present with me at Bethel today during our praise and worship time. We sang some of our old favourites - His Mercy is Falling... and I said YES HIS Mercy is falling and it's falling all over you.

God loves you very much and I love you so deeply - my soul sister.

You are being held in God's arms and I now he will take the best of care with you.

Jan - know that I am with you and Fede everyday in my heart, soul and mind - of course my prayers too.

You have touched so many people from all walks of life - much like Jesus did and that's an awesome thing.

Fede -
I think of Isaiah 26:3... "HE will keep you in perfect peace all those who trust in him whose thoughts turn often to the Lord". In these times - continue to turn to the Lord... I know first hand, that at times it's difficult to, but persue Him even then.

I love you both very much and I am there with you.

God Bless
Anna Banan!

Lyne said...

Jan,
I wish I could talk to you about my friend who's fighting this battle to regain her life. But it's you!
I have not stopped praying, (pleading, begging) since I found out. I know that you're a fighter and that you will not let this beat you. I'm counting on your faith and stubbornness to pull you through! You have always been, are, and will be again, a light in many peoples' lives, and they are all pulling for you. And when God is for you, who can be against you?
Phil. 4:13 "I can do all things in Christ, who strenghtens me".

I love you,
Lyne (from Lindsay)

Lyne said...

Jan,
I wish I could talk to you about my friend who's fighting this battle to regain her life. But it's you!
I have not stopped praying, (pleading, begging) since I found out. I know that you're a fighter and that you will not let this beat you. I'm counting on your faith and stubbornness to pull you through! You have always been, are, and will be again, a light in many peoples' lives, and they are all pulling for you. And when God is for you, who can be against you?
Phil. 4:13 "I can do all things in Christ, who strenghtens me".

I love you,
Lyne (from Lindsay)

Lyne said...

Jan,
I wish I could talk to you about my friend who's fighting this battle to regain her life. But it's you!
I have not stopped praying, (pleading, begging) since I found out. I know that you're a fighter and that you will not let this beat you. I'm counting on your faith and stubbornness to pull you through! You have always been, are, and will be again, a light in many peoples' lives, and they are all pulling for you. And when God is for you, who can be against you?
Phil. 4:13 "I can do all things in Christ, who strenghtens me".

I love you,
Lyne (from Lindsay)

Julia_A said...

Jan,

I am still praying and missing you like crazy! I can't wait to see you again. Hang in there sweetie - you are doing so well!!!!

Love,
Julia

Father Bill Haymaker said...

Dearest Jan
You don't know me. We've just met thanks to the miracles of modern technology.
But we DO know one another through Christ. And I want you to know that you are in our prayers. Not only for you, but for all who love you and are caring for you.
Trust that spirit that dwells within you, especially when your own spirit is weary. Do not be afraid to call out for help. Do not hesitate to say if you're afraid. We shall keep you in our prayers and continue to check this site.



*I 'think' you are in North America. I have only guessed this because of the use of the word 'Tylenol.' Wherever you are, we are all in God's world.

May God's light shine upon you today and for all your tomorrows. For each day brings His promise of a new dawn.

+Father Bill Haymaker
St Paul's Parish
Bexhill On Sea
England

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