Day 5 – Real Food Today!! 10/25/13

Our doctor came in last night and was pleased with Mark’s progress. First of all he said that Mark could be on a clear liquid diet today but this morning changed it to soft foods so Mark is thrilled. With hospital food being so healthy we decided it best for me to go to Whole Foods and get some real healthy food to start out right. I was able to get lots of juices and things and soups, etc.

They took out his epidural today so we have to watch the pain and not let it get ahead of him. So far so good. He has been walking a lot and doing very well.

It looks like we’re going to be watching football at the hospital tomorrow – no typical “football” food but at least we’ll get to watch the games.

It looks like we may get to go home Sunday which would be awesome – if not Sunday then for sure Monday.

He has had some challenges with the colostomy bag but the colostomy nurses have been awesome and we’re confident that in the end all the kinks will be worked out.

We’ve had some great visits with friends and are so thankful for all the support. I heard the Newsong song the other day “Sheltering Tree” and the words are exactly what we are experiencing – it says “We all need sheltering trees, friends in our lives who get down on their knees, Lift us up before the King of Kings, We all need sheltering trees” We feel surrounded by sheltering trees and have heard again and again about people praying for us and count that as such a huge blessing in our lives! Our hearts are full of gratitude.

We continue to pray for God to work in Mark’s life and for Jesus Christ to be glorified thru it all. Thank you for joining your hearts with us in prayer!

With Much love and thankfulness,

Mark and Lee

I Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

I John 1:5
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.