ISAIAH 61:1-4

ISAIAH 61:1-4

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and has anointed me to
Preach the good news to the poor. .
Bind up the brokenhearted,
Proclaim freedom for the captives,
Proclaim release from darkness for the prisoners,
Comfort all who mourn
Provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them
The oil of gladness for mourning
And a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness

Friday, January 27, 2006

Last night I went with Rodney and Victor's mom, Juana to the hospital. We were greatly heartened by Victor's condition. He is able to respond to conversation. Since he has a tracheal tube for breathing, and his arms are tied down so as not to pull at tubes, he is limited to mouthing words. Fortunately, Rodney is much better at lip reading than I, so we were able to communicate. He was asking about people and obviously aware of his situation.

They are lowering medications, both sedatives and the blood pressure meds, but he remains stable. He needs continued prayer that this improvement would continue. Also the remaining major medical issue is that his kidneys would begin to work. Doctors plan to begin physical therapy in the next few days to prepare for sitting up, standing, etc. It's been 4 weeks now since the initial surgery, and he's been immobilized for most of that time.

Thanks for your continued prayers.


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