Update #4 - Christmas Day


Good morning and merry Christmas.

We continue to be thankful for your prayers and plead for more. He had a long rough day yesterday and an even worse night. The only time he is getting relief is when he is in a drug-induced rest. Last night he slept for maybe three hours one hour at a time. The rest of the time he was writhing in pain. The cramps are seizing him from neck to toes now. His back and hips are especially painful and sometime he arches back so hard only his head and feet are on the bed.

As I'm sure you know, we hurt with him. We haven't slept because we are usually just weeping together in the time he is sleeping.

We are so thankful for everyone who has come by - especially the group of 12 who drove all the way down from Fayetteville and covered us all in their faith-filled prayers. We are especially thankful that yesterday evening he had about 30 - 40 minutes of mostly pain-free awake time so that we could open some presents with his sisters.

His sisters wanted to be with him all day yesterday and we made the mistake of letting them. I think they are on emotional overload after seeing him in pain and not being able to do anything.

Through all of this we know God is good and He is faithful and we put our trust in Him. We give these great doctors and nurses here our thanks and appreciation but we give God all the glory. We hope and believe He will bring relief and healing to our son.

Because of His grace,