Sunday, February 4, 2007

something positive....

Last night, the nurse decreased the amount of dipravin (sp?) that dad was getting for a bit to see if he would respond at all. Mom was able to get a glimmer of hope. Dad opened his eyes just a flicker. It wasnt much or for long, but it was enough to give mom some more "wind beneath her wings". Once his ICP level and BP went up, they sedated him again. They are going to continue to lower his dipravin this weekend to see if we can get more of a response. His sedation level is at 40 right now. Please continue to pray for my father. Pray that he will begin to wake up. Pray that his levels will continue to stay level while waking him up. Pray that mom will find some rest and that she will have great patience during this time.

-A

6 comments:

Michael said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Im so glad Sue got to see his eyes even if only for a short time. I love you guys.

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing that glimmer of home with us :)we continue to pray
for that miracle and for endurance for all of you in the road to it.
steve & helen

Anonymous said...

that was "hope".... but I guess
home would work too :)
the hope of going home one day :)
xxoxoox

Anonymous said...

Jim you may not know us, but we have been spending time with your family in ICU. You have such a loving family our Hearts and prays are with you and your family forever. Please get well soon. Lord only knows where you will meet some of your dearest friends. Don and Linda Hostetler.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see there is a bit of improvement! God is good!
Am continuing to pray for all of you on a daily basis.
Love ya

(Nettie's Aunt Val)

BETTY HALL said...

For Jim Maley & Family,

Faith . . .
Faith is a gift of God. It is not a material that can be seen, heard or smelled, tasted or touched; but it is as real as anything can be perceived with these senses. One can be aware of Faith as easily as one can be aware of earth.
Faith is as certain as is the existence of water. Faith is as sure as the taste of an apple, the fragrance of a rose, the sound of thunder, the sight of the sun, the feel of a loving touch.
Hope is a wish, a longing for something not now possessed, but with all expectation of fetting it. Faith adds surety to the expectation of hope.
Always remember that with God as your pilot and parachute. . . it is always safe to jump on His command.
Remember Jim in our daily prayers ... love and God Bless,
Betty, Michael & Brian