Wednesday, May 29, 2013

29th May 2013

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for Victoria over the past few days. Whilst she is still in hospital, her temperature is now in the normal range. She is washed out and tired, although we have had some bright spots during the day, such as doing this procedure on teddy!
Victoria also tested out all the bed controls just to make sure they worked correctly.
A big thank you too to our marvellous family and friends who have rallied around to help with the other children, especially Ken's parents who sat with Victoria for 5 hours today so I could have a break and pick up the other children from school.
So once again, despite our circumstances we can find plenty to be thankful for, as 1 Thessalonians 5v18 commands us, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Here is another testimony of God's grace ... Victoria first became unwell on Monday morning and by the afternoon her temperature was over 38 degrees, which is the trigger for a hospital visit! My wonderful neighbours answered my calls for help, looking after Marshall, Charlotte and Alexandra whilst I took Victoria to hospital.
I was supposed to be sharing some of our story regarding Victoria at a Biggest Morning Tea for the Cancer Council, at church on Tuesday morning. So I busily made phone calls to find someone to sit with Victoria in hospital so I could go to the morning tea. Another one of my beautiful neighbours graciously made herself available.
However, overnight Victoria's temperature returned to normal, so she was discharged on Tuesday morning.
This was fantastic as the early discharge meant both Victoria and I could attend the morning tea. It was such an unexpected blessing having Victoria with me, her presence added a whole other dimension to the talk. She was so well, radiating joy and hope. She 'worked the room' like a professional.
We got home just after midday for a rest. By 3pm, her temperature had risen again, so back to the hospital she went.
As I reflected on the days' activities from the hospital room last night, I was amazed that once again, a situation the enemy had tried to use to create anxiety and disappointment, had resulted in such an unexpected blessing. Romans 8v28 is so true, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been a called according to his purpose."
Thank you for your support, and please continue to pray that Victoria's temperature will stay down and that she will be infection free.


Janine Ferreira said...

I will be praying for Victoria! God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Really glad to hear that Victoria's temperature seems to be settling down and hopefully you will all be back home soon....always in my prayers.....Love Always, Auntie Michelle.....