Not much new today.
We have just spent the day taking turns visiting with Mike today. My parents brought the kids up yesterday and they all went in to see him today. It was pretty emotional for him. The girls were excited to give him the Valentine’s Day cards that they had made. I’m probably not supposed to say this, but Luke even gave him a hug!
Probably the most frustrating thing for Mike is not being able to communicate. It took us fifteen minutes to figure out what he was trying to say at one point.
There is also a concern that he is not swallowing correctly. They will do a definitive test for that on Monday. I guess they figure food is not essential so they do not do this test on the weekend.
Dr. Meyer will be in again tomorrow morning to determine whether or not he can get out of the ICU. The Nurse Randy told us that the regular floor will be a comparatively restful place!
A friend whose family is in the middle of a health crisis sent this verse to me and I shared it with Mike. It really says exactly what I think Mike needs to do: stand still and the the Lord fight for him. “Moses said to the people: Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you and you shall hold your peace.”