Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Surgery #4 and pics of the bike

Today is the rest of the hip/pelvis reconstruction - another BIG one. BUT - possibly the last one - for a while!

Today the going gets tougher and the tougher get praying.............

His nurse yesterday told me that today - he will not like her - he will be mad - and he WILL be in pain! She has to bring him out of his fog enough to start breathing on his own so they can get the tubes out. I'm so ready for the tubes to be out - I want to talk to my boy - and you know Nathan - I'm sure he's ready to talk - ask questions.

I can't bear the thought of him in pain - YES - I know there's plenty ahead - but I've never been one to fix boo boo's on our kids because I am a weak link. When I can't fix their pain - I crumble.

Pray today:
-Nathan's stamina going into a 4th surgery
-no complications and Dr.'s wisdom in surgery
-no complications with getting the tubes out and that he will breathe well
-that God will give Nathan grace and strength to endure what he has to today (and obviously in the days to come)
-for Randy as he is feeling displaced and can't be here
-for Brandon and Em, I know surgery days are harder for them too
-for this mommy,sitting here crying - strength that I've never had to be there for Nathan today

Here's the bike - cousin Darren sent me a pic.......................
Our "neighbors" down here saw this pic and they know bikes, and she said usually after a bike after a wreck doesn't even remotely look like a bike. They usually it's a wheel here, a seat there, and they never even can find all the pieces! So again - A MIRACLE.

Sorry for the long posts - it's therapeutic for me (you know I'm a woman and I have to get all my words in for the day!). I just want to share one more thing. Katie B. sent me a verse and I love it......................

1 Corinthians 12:10 "That's why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong."


Anonymous said...

Praying today for strength and stamina for nathan and your family.

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Anonymous said...

THE verse i had in mind, as well.
we'll be in prayer! blessings, janice!

Angela said...

Thanks for the updates Jan! We'll continue to pray for strength all around!

Tanya said...

We all come to your blog for updated information, and for me, I love to be able to pray specifically, and give praise for all of the miracles Nathan is experiencing. Never apologize for the long posts!!!! What a testimony to our faith, and our Creator. His protection and provision for Nathan is miraculous. To God be the glory!

Cynthia Bateman said...

Nathan's name is on my dressing table mirror. He's been added to "Cynthia's dressing table mirror prayer group."

Cheryl said...

Thinking of you today.. As I was walking last night it was as if God said to me that he knit Nathan in your womb, Jan, and He would knit him together again!! Leave it in His hands as I know you will. Is 40:30, 31 says Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not Faint!! That was a verse I stood on time and time again during my husband's illness. It gave me so much strength and I wanted to share it with you today!!

Molly Gustafson said...

I agree with Tanya, stop apologizing for the long posts. I am so thankful for them! The waiting has to get passed by with SOMETHING! SO many people love you and are praying and will continue to pray and lift you all up. :)

Holly said...

Cringing as I see those pictures, weeping along with you and feeling God's presence so much!! What a miracle has been bestowed upon Nathan. The fact that he is alive is beyond believable. Obviously God has some big and mighty plans for that boy!!!

Hoping and praying that the surgery went well and that he's ready to do some talking!!!

A rough road ahead, but you're both surrounded by love and friends.

Stay strong Miss Janice!!!!