Day 4 – Liquids?? 10/24/13

First of all I can’t write that date without saying Happy Birthday to our one and only daughter Jessica!! She is a huge blessing to us along with all our kids!!

We were excited because we knew after ice chips he would graduate to liquids but what was prescribed isn’t exactly what we had in mind……he can have 30cc of water or juice one time every hour. How much is that you ask?? It’s 2 tablespoons! Not exactly a thirst quencher!

However we understand that he needs to take it slow and steady. With his colon being so swollen it needs time to heal and we don’t want to push things too much.

He has been up and walking and enjoying visits with friends and actually the time is flying. We’d much rather be home realize this is where we need to be for now. We have a great nursing staff and having company really does make the time go by quickly.

With the slow progression of food intake it’s highly doubtful we will go home Saturday – I think more likely Sunday or Monday. But….you never know!

We are so thankful for his progress and for how well he is feeling! Praising the Lord for this and for so many blessings!

Thanks for your continued prayers for Mark – we can’t begin to tell you how grateful we are for so many people praying for us – we definitely feel it and know God is answering those prayers!

With much love and appreciation,

Mark and Lee

Psalm 116:5-7
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.

Numbers 6:25-26
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.

John 15:5
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.