Friday, October 16, 2009

rough afternoon

Sadly Pads improvement came to an end when he started to feel much less well and eventually was strongly ill. A review of his medication ensued and it was decided to take him off tamiflu because its useful period is over and is probably doing more harm than good. His temp started to climb a bit, so he's having IV paracetamol and ameprazol, as opposed to via the PEG tube, in order to help his tummy recover. It's a bit of a setback for his fluid balance too as he brought up quite a bit of the liquid feed. He's feeling rough. Mum's also feeling rough - she didnt make it over to see us today so that's a bit sad.
Meanwhile, at the other isolation ward, home, B & A listened to audio books all day. Moli whiled away the illness watching DVD's. Now they're hooting with laughter at Home Alone! (kinda ironic...)
We're indebted to friends and family for support at this time especially. Auntie Sarah brought us 'The best sponge in the world', which she'd made earlier, and walked the dog; Auntie Helen brought us a complete evening meal (the lasagne had to go in the freezer because none of us have appetites!). Auntie Ruth brought us a lake of coke and I would never have believed how easy it is to get kids to drink that instead of water.
This morning I came across another revival promise and have added it to my list. It's
Ps 18: 50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.
There are two clauses which link this with us today:
  1. As believers, we count ourselves amongst the spiritual seed of Great David's Greater Son
  2. 'for evermore' must include the current and future days
This broken society needs a great deliverance and mercy as much as it ever did. But we have a God who is able to do exceeding abundantly more than we could ask or think (Eph 3:20). The favour of any king is to be highly esteemed, but He who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords is favourably disposed to us as his children, the very apple of his eye! His largess is beyond our wildest dreams, and his ability to deliver is almighty.

Stop press:
Pads was sick again while Ally was on the phone to me earlier - not very impressed to have been alone but has consented fully to her coming home for a visit - she's up getting the washing sorted out!

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