God is Working
Thank you for your faithfullness to us during this very busy holiday weekend. How I wish I were at home with my children celebrating the wonderfullness of His birth, but that is not His plan for us this year. Even though we are in a tough place this Christmas He is still here, and He is working.
They have started a constant i.v. drip of a different type of blood pressure medicine. I was sitting in my chair next to her bed, head in my hands, praying that He would please intervene if it were in His will. I was asking Him to please take His hands, the very hands that created my Ashley, and push her blood pressure down. I wanted Him to please make the numbers go down and cause this medicine to begin to work. After a while I noticed that the alarms had gotten quiet and when I looked up her systolic pressure had dropped from 165 to 130. He is working! He is hearing our prayers. The doctor came in to tell me he too had noticed the drop and that we were still not in a "safe" place, but it is certainly a better place. My heart is feeling so much lighter just knowing that it is capable of dropping. The concern with this medicine is that it must be monitored so that we do not cause her to "bottom out". That would place in a more dangerous place. The ups and downs are hard to understand and hard to keep up with, but I wanted you all to know that He is listening. He is working in her life. He is hearing our crys, your crys, and I love you all so much for loving my Ashley enough to take time away from your families to pray for mine. I am thankful for all of you and I am wishing each of you a Merry Christmas.