Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Hills and valleys

Today, Nathan was sharp - he had his sense of humor and he knew where he was and answered all the questions correct for the first time (name, birthdate, where are you, etc).

He also decided he was going to take his good right leg and hoist himself into a sitting position and caused himself quite a bit of pain. I don't think he'll try that again!

He ate a little bit of breakfast, no lunch, and almost 1/2 grilled cheese for dinner. The pain killers make it so he's not hungry, and then because he has no food in his stomach, the medicine upsets it - a vicious cycle.

Randy is here - and he is sending me to sleep back at the house! I am grateful, please pray I'll sleep. They moved the noisy roommate out today and the room is so peaceful - pray this will continue.

I took Judy to the airport about 7pm - and that was a VERY hard goodbye. She is such a faithful friend and she walked me through some very rough stuff - Nathan was so glad she was here.

Tonight a verse from my friend Carl............
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

I don't think I shared this (forgive me if I have), but on Monday in ICU Randy and I were by Nathan's bed and decided to turn on the radio to Spirit 105.3. - here are a few lines from the first song that came on......................
"and it's all because of Jesus I'm alive, it's all because the blood of Jesus Christ, covers me and brings this dead man life" - brought tears to my eyes. Very appropriate!

PS We appreciate all the love and support like you'll never know - visitors are kind of hard on Nathan right now until they get his pain better managed. We'd love it if you'd call my cell phone and check in before planning a visit - just a little thought from momma bear :-0


Anonymous said...

Janice and Randy,
Our prayers and thoughts remain with you so very often throughout the day. The blessings of the blog are many. We ALL feel connected and are able to offer up such specific prayer needs!
We pray for sleep, comforted rest for you tonight, Janice, and much less pain for Nathan.
What a week you have had!
There is not a one of us 'out here' that hasn't been reminded of the preciousness of life.
You and your family are very loved and we rejoice with you, suffer thru the difficult moments and hold you dearly in our hearts.
Blessings in the midst,

Tanya said...

Praising God for the great things happening! It was so good to hear that Nathan was so much more alert today. Although, last night was kind of fun listening to him talk while still under the influence of some of those sedatives.

We will continue to pray that you all get the rest you are needing and that Nathan's pain relief will be well managed.

We love you guys and are here to do whatever it is that you need us to do!

**Nay-Nay...your special kids send their love and can't wait to see you. We are all praying for you!!

Tami said...

Romans 12:12

Hang in there Mama! Thinking of all of you.
Emily and Brandon too as they are busy with school, the May crazies, and wanting to be with fmaily.

Katie Bedient said...

Hi there! I hope today is a good day and I hope we'll be seeing you as well today! Here are some verses I found for you guys:

John 9:1-3
"As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 'Rabbi,' his disciples asked him, 'why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents' sins?' 'It was not because of his sins or his parents' sins,' Jesus answered. 'This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.'"

2 Corinthians 4:7-9
"We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed, we are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed."