Sunday, September 21, 2008

September 21

I (Alice) am at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Ctr. with Mom and Lois now. thanking God for a good trip, and for the use of Jack's parents' car. There are 10 computers available for public use, which is a blessing so I can post this update!!

Mom's neurological condition remains stable. Several times today, they tried stopping the sedative to see if she might become more responsive. Unfortunately that did not happen. She did become more agitated, so they have resumed the sedative for now.

Lois and I are discussing the possibility of at least one of us driving up to Gorham tomorrow to bring Dad down for a visit. When I mentioned it to him, he said "That would be nice!" We've told him she probably won't be awake, but he still wants to come.

Mom's sister, our Aunt Rebecca, and our cousins Faye and Lisa came for a visit today. Lois got to see them, but they left before I arrived about 8 pm.

Thank you so much for your prayers. Please pray that the Lord won't let mom continue long in this coma state, that she would either wake up here (which seems preferable to us :-) or in Heaven. We are still hopeful, and praying that as the swelling in the brain goes down, and the blood there is re-absorbed into the body, that her condition will improve in the next several days.

I was thinking today that although Mom is not with us consciously right now, the love that she has poured into my life so richly has helped to give me strength. And her faithfulness to teach me about the Lord has helped to give me faith. So she is very much with me and will always be.

"Now unto Him Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." (Eph. 3:20-21)

1 comment:

Cindy said...

We are praying constantly for all of you.
Thankful that you are able to be with Lois now.
Your latest update was very encouraging as you wrote of your mom's influence in your life. She truly is an amazing, godly woman and has instilled that in you also. We have always seen the love of God in your life, Alice.