Monday, February 19, 2007

not much to tell you today....

I thought i would give you a brief update since one hasnt been given in a few days. Not a whole lot has changed. Dad's vitals are still doing well. They have continued to ween him off of the vent machine. They went for several hours with out the vent on last night...this is a great thing. This means that dad is doing well at breathing on his own for a bit and building those muscles that do this. He still is not that highly responsive. We might get few seconds here and there that we think that he is "with us" but nothing for long periods. The doctor wants to see dad being responsive for 4 hour periods of time. Sometimes it feels as if we are sooo far from seeing this, but i have seen God do miraclous things so far....I know that He could bring dad out of this comma at any time. Please continue to pray that dad will come out of comma quickly. Please also continue to give thanks for all of the things that have already transpired. On a side note...it seems as if it is a really hard day for some folks here in the ICU. Please pray that God will wrap his arms around them and comfort them. Pray that His presence will be made known. Will update you later....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i belive that God will use you in a noteable way for the family in icu that you requested prayer for. (i asked a friend i wrk with to send a prayer up for them as well) your dad had made a lasting impression on my husband and i belive you can mark this family in icu with Gods love and grace by the power of your actions and pressence there. do not underestimate what a word or sentance has the power to do when Gods breath is behind it ... all our love and continued prayer

donell stier

Anonymous said...

Hi there Maley family,
Just a note to let you know we are still praying for Jim's healing and strength to endure for all of you. Your love for your dad and cohesiveness among each other has been an inspiration to all of us,
God bless you,
Nick and Ursula

Anonymous said...

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 39:28-31

We are still praying for all of you.
Mike & Abigail

Anonymous said...

I totally understand as we spent 5 weeks in ICU last March and April with MOM at Lutheran. Everyone helps everyone else in that time frame. You hold each others hands pray with them do what we can for people we will never see again it is just a big family. We will continue to pray for all of you. Pam Miller

Brian said...

Hello-
So sad to hear of Unlce Jim's accident. He and Sue were allways very nice to me as a child. As I was looking at the pictures, the memories came rushing back. My prayers are with you. My Best to Jason, Andy and Sue.

"You're a great champion when you ran the ground shook, the sky opened and mere mortals parted, parted the way to victory, where you'll meet me in the winner's circle, where I'll put a blanket of flowers on your back"

Brian Patrick Maley
Las Vegas, NV

Anonymous said...

Still in our thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you guys need something. John is out of town right now but I can be readily available if you need anything. :)
Tara Pennington