Pray For Rosie

25Jan/115

Update – 1/24/11

This time last year my family was blanketed in prayer from family, friends, church family, and complete strangers. I can't believe it has been a year, a whole year. The personality of my wife is sorely missed, but her presence is lovingly embraced. Rosie is continuing her physical therapies twice a day, her monthly check ups, and sees her specialty doctor at TIRR in the medical center bi-monthly. Rosie has come off of 4 of her medications since coming home. After a detailed analysis and testing the doctors and I agree it is both safest and comforting for Rosie to retain her trach. Our hope is as she improves we can revisit her need of having one. As far as her progression of recognition and communication it is still about the same. I have contacted Dr. Harch's offices in Louisianna and am still contemplating the potential benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Her vision has not been restored, but I promise you she could hear a pin drop. Rosie's hair is getting so long, it's almost shoulder length. Rosie still receives infrequent visits from friends, family, and co-workers and always seems to respond with wide eyed intent focus and big smiles. Now to the chicken that rules the roost, Emily. Fatherhood certainly has its challenges and despite popular myth having your inlaws next door certainly has its perks. Emily wakes me every morning as she stands up, leans over her crib, and lets out a big DA-DA. She started walking about two weeks ago and has just celebrated her 1st birthday. I will post new pics of Emily as she has changed so much over the year. I apologize for not updating sooner as I know many of you are still in prayer for Rosie and check this site. January 19, 2010 the night before delivery, I believed that God's sovereignty was incomparable, undeniable, and irrefutable, to put it simply He didn't make mistakes. One year later I stand by that belief, God is able to do all things, but He is not obligated to do anything. As you lift up prayers for Rosie, my prayer for you is that you consider the sovereignty of God, the work and love of Jesus Christ, He suffered so that Rosie's suffering would merely be temporal, ofcourse not hers alone but all who claim Him as Lord and Savior.

God Bless.......

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