Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dear Readers,

I think I need to clarify something here based on some of the emails and comments I've received about my last post. Yes, Michael is very sick at this point, but he is still in treatment. There will be no hospice care until/unless treatment is discontinued. Michael has an aversion to hospitals, medicine, and to some extent doctors. So, he has concerns that if he returns to the hospital that his desire to die at home (one day, in the future, hopefully a long time from now) will not be respected. I had to help him understand the role of the hospital versus the role of the hospice care.

I have no reason to think that this week upcoming will be the week in which treatment is discontinued. In fact, I do believe that the pulmonologist will have some ideas as to how best make Michael more comfortable. That is the outcome I am hoping and praying for.

Be that as it may, we have had many discussions about life and death matters. He is in a fight for his life, and he is in the underdog position. But he is not fighting this fight alone. The verse I taught him last week was Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. And we are learning more and more about the healing nature of God, and it's powerful and encouraging. Today we talked about casting our doubts aside and putting our complete faith in the Lord for h/His healing. At this point we really have nothing to lose by doing so.


Two Kayaks said...

Just getting caught up on your last two posts. I hope that Michael gets the care he needs and that things start progressing in a positive direction. You are never far from my thoughts.

Jerrster said...

Johnnah thank you for your updates...Michael is in my thoughts everyday. I too hope the Doctors and your dealings with the insurance companies go as smooth as possible. My best to you both.

Homemaker Ang said...

thank you for your updates. Thank you for your email.