ICU-Day 10

41 days. That is how long is has been since Joel walked into the hospital to undergo lung surgery. That's how long it has been since life was as it was. In some ways it seems like it was just yesterday and in other ways it seems like it has been years. Either way exhaustion has definitely started to set in for me, for my family and probably even our friends who have been helping us as well. I feel like my spirit is strong and hopeful it is just my physical body that is exhausted from lack of sleep and the events of the past 6 weeks. Please be praying for strength for us and just a renewed energy.Joel remains stable. People text me for updates all of the time and I'm always using this word. It may sound like just a general medical word but it so isn't-it's exactly where we want him to be. Doctors reiterated to us today how severe Joel's case was. When his brain swelled it had the biggest brain shift they have ever seen in a patient in this ICU. Crazy. They also used a word today I haven't heard them use much-they used the word hopeful. I don't put my hope in doctors or their reports whatsoever but still, with all of the negatives it's just nice to hear a positive. We are still fervently praying for this trachea/feeding tube situation. The doctor told me today he still thinks Joel will need it. I told him that he won't. He always looks at me like I'm half crazy when I say these things but that's ok. We just believe Gods report that says Joel is healed. Remember that song? One of my old favorites. We shall believe the report of The Lord.

Whose Report Will You Believe-Ron Kenoly

Whose report Will you believe? We shall believe The report of the Lord

Whose report Will you believe? We shall believe The report of the Lord

His report says I am healed His report says I am filled His report says I am free His report says Victory