Saturday, February 12, 2011

Benjamin is doing about the same. When we went to visit him this morning he was awake and quite agitated and trying to get his hand up to the vent and ECMO tubing. Thankfully his hand is tied down so he can't get it up there. He seemed to settle after a while. It's so hard not knowing what he is feeling under all the sedation and equipment. I worry that he is so scared and in pain. I hope & pray that isn't the case. Sometimes I don't really know what to pray for- that he'd just go to heaven where there is no more pain for him or for him to get better. But I know that God has a plan for him that I just don't know. I guess it's hard for me because I want to know the outcome now! I hate the waiting.

8 comments:

Robert-Sandra said...

Gary & Greta,
One thing that especially strikes me about your blog is how real you are when you share your thoughts and struggles. It really helps us be specific in our prayers for you. I pray that God will gently lead you through this trial and that you'll feel His arms around you every moment and that Benjamin will be comforted if he is afraid, knowing that God can take care of all those details perfectly.
love Robert & Sandra

Tim & Alice said...
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Tim and Alice said...

praying for Gods strength for you during the waiting and that His will be done for B.

"Day by day, and with each passing moment,Strength I find to meet my trials here; Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment, I've no cause for worry or for fear.
He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure, Gives unto each day what He deems best, Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest."

Love (Uncle) Tim & (Auntie) Ali

Anonymous said...

We just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as well here on the Pediatric ward at ARHCC. We, the Peds nurses, have watched Ben grow through the years, and had him for such a long time as an infant, that our hearts hurt for you and for ourselves. God watch over you.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for God's special peace for you. What a blessing to have a God Who understands. Troy, Lori, Brendan, Curt, Alysann, Staci, Kerri-Jo & Rylan Van Beek

Anonymous said...

We just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as well here on the Pediatric ward at ARHCC. We, the Peds nurses, have watched Ben grow through the years, and had him for such a long time as an infant, that our hearts hurt for you and for ourselves. God watch over you.

Anonymous said...

From Alberta too prayers are being raised up for little Benjamin. Our God hears the cry of His people and will do what is good a best for them. We continue to pray for you both that as parents may recieve the strength and patience needed for whatever lies ahead. tim and inge meinen

Jan and Alice said...

Praying for strength and courage for your whole family.