Monday, April 2, 2012

Day 2, Update 2: Thank You God

MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012 6:57 PM, CDT
update 2
Thank you, God –
That Matt was running with friends yesterday and not alone somewhere… such a quick reaction time was crucial.
That Matt was running WHERE he was running (that silly brew to brew…) that ensured his ambulance ride brought him here to KU Med.
For Dr. Reeves – who performed the emergency procedure yesterday to remove the blockage – who told us he was praying for Matt today when he made his post-op visit.  For his assistant (Courtney) today, who just HAPPENED to be married to one of Vicki’s former students.
For Dr. Lele– part of the emergency craniectomy yesterday, who came in today (ON HIS FIRST DAY OFF OF 24/7 ONCALL DUTY) to check on Matt’s progress.  Thank you that he said (imagine the accent) “GOOD job, Matt!”
For Dr. Strom – critical care physician who came (with a caring manner) to talk with Molly and has been down this road with his three year old son.
For Matt’s day nurse today – an acquaintance who prayed for Matt yesterday via facebook and requested to be his nurse today when she reported for duty.  They seem to be sweet on Matt – they called him “quite cooperative.”  (That’s high praise from a nurse)
For space-age cooling wet suits – (technical term) that have successfully lowered Matt’s temp and will continue to do so for awhile to help with the swelling.
For a lunch date dance party for Molly and Harper – rejuvenation for the Nagel girls.
For steadier blood pressure – which has allowed them to safely sedate him a little further, for his comfort.
For the pastors of our church held a prayer session on Matt’s behalf.  Molly was very grateful for everyone who came and prayed for Matt at 4 pm – while Matt’s inter-cranial pressure dropped to 22.  !
For the prayers so many people have offered up in the last 36 hours since we have been here.
For a friend of a friend who “happens” to be a neuroradiologist HERE and is working “extra hard” on Matt’s case.
For emails today from staff and relatives of staff here at the Med Center, willing to help and offering resources.
For Matt’s new nephew, Asher – born healthy yesterday across the country.
“We have a long ways to go towards recovery, 
and much is uncertain,
but in these moments,
for these things,

we are thankful.



P.E. Papa said...

Molly don't know if you will remember me, but you and Harper came to St. Lukes South to visit parents and their new baby, my name is Patti husband is Larry. We visited that day you came to the hospital. I knew exactly who you were and Harper of course. We are Jamie Johnson's parents and Tamra Johnson's in laws. I just want to tell you Jamie's Dad, Larry just got out of 7 days in ICU, he had bacterial meningitis(a infection in his brain.) he is home and doing well.
We just want to tell you that " GOD IS BIG ENOUGH"
In our prayers. Larry and Patti Johnson

Jami Nato said...

that is all so amazing to hear. i have been thinking about you guys constantly since we heard about all this yesterday. nato and i are praying. a lot.

we wonder if it would be weird for semi-strangers to come visit. i mean we know you but we don't. but we love you guys.

Carrie said...

Lifting you up today and as long as you need them!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your path...
God Bless..may you feel your Father's loving arms around you now and have peace during this time.