Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Rough Day

Logan had a rough day yesterday. He was very nauseated and vomiting most of the day. He had a PICC line inserted that had to be immediately removed because it burst. I cannot tell you how scary that was, for all of us. The PICC line is supposed to be re-inserted by a doctor we know and trust on Thursday.

Another opthmalogist has been called in to consult on Logan's case. The ENTs cannot figure out exactly why the eye is swelling and bulging again. He was put back on steroids last night and already the eye has receded some back into orbit, and looks better. It has begun to give him quite a bit of pain when it bulges.

As of now, he's still in the hospital and will be until the next step is decided. Please keep praying for him.

Thank you so much for all of your comments on my blog. I have been so encouraged this morning as I have had a few minutes to read them. Also the emails and phone calls to let us know you're praying.



steveandrebecca said...

Marc and Melodie -
Words fail in expressing how much we care and are concerned, yet as I ponder words of encouragement to share, I am gently guided by our Heavenly Father to PRAY - He has promised that he understands our deepest cries of frustration, fear, and our frailties, and HE HAS PROMISED TO BE AVAILABLE.
Today, know that you are in our hearts and prayers.

Steve & Rebecca

Janet Sankey said...

Dearest Children,
My heart is aching for you and all your many frustrations, with concerns for you all and Logan. Even my doctor is concerned and asks about "my grandson" daily. Our prayers are with you. And besides all that, Melodie....I do hope that you have a very happy birthday. I promise we will celebrate when this is all over. Love, Mom

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about Logan. I hadn't read your blog for a while until now. Praying that the doctors can get this figured out!

Happy Birthday to you, Melodie!

The Gurnee's said...

Happy Happy Birthday Melodie! I wish today could be different for you but I am praying that God will give you an extra special touch of grace and blessing and that He will touch Logan in a miraculous way.

Hugs from PA,

Liz said...

Wish we were there to lift your load some way. You can know we're praying for you . .

Liz said...

One more thing - steveandrebecca mentioned in their comment that God has promised to "be available." I love that fact, and it has meant even more after I read the scripture about God being "an ever present help in trouble." NIV (I believe) translates that "abundantly available." Thank God!
Love, Liz

Steve Hight said...

Deu 33:27 - "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them."

Right now the enemy includes the bacteria or whatever is causing this problem. But He "shall thrust out the enemy."

A good promise to hold onto.

Lady J said...

Marc and Melodie, please be assured that you all and Logan have been in my prayers as well. Bethel church is also praying for you. I am glad to know that God is sustaining you.
Janet Burton

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you all know we're thinking of you all and praying for you! We love you so much!
Brant and Merrilee

Judith said...

Marc & Melodie,
My heart aches for you all each time I learn that Logan is still struggling. I keep thinking of a phrase from II Corinthians: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness...". I'm praying that light will shine into the darkness of this situation, and bring healing.
Love and many prayers,

Martha C said...

Poor little guy. . .It sometimes is harder on the Moms, isn't it?! You will be in my prayers today, and just for a bit of encouragement. . .our church (Easley BMC) prayed for you on Sunday.

Missy said...

There are no words to tell you how much this breaks my heart. I am so sorry that you guys are all going through this. I wish there was a way that I could help you, but please remember that I am praying for you. I am going to share my verse with you again. It pulled me through many of the rough times when Braxton got hurt.

Psalms 56:11...In God have I put my trust: I will NOT be afraid!

I love you very much and I am so proud of you...

Karen Walden said...

I cannot imagine what you all are going through right now with little Logan. I think of you often during the day here and wonder how your day is going. You have so many people praying for you all right now. Some have even posted prayer requests on their blogs! It is encouraging to me just to read everyone's comments and "promises" that they sent you! Continuing to pray for you all! Keep up posted!!

Hope you had a nice birthday Melodie... considering the circumstances!

Anonymous said...

Dear All,
Tonight is our Missionary Night at church and I wanted you to know that you will be one of our Special Prayer requests. God will be with us, He will never leave us nor forsake us! What a Promise!!

Linda Leppla

Aimee said...

Melodie ~ We've been praying for you also and requested prayer at church tonight.

Philip & Collette Burch said...

Sending many hugs and prayers for you all as you face each day. Last night visiting with Marta and Chiro and family, they expressed their deep concern and wanted us to let you know they are holding you up in their prayers. They're not the only ones....all the hermanos here and in Cuchicuato have specifically asked us to convey to you their love, and that they know God is going to intervene on Logan's behalf. If your faith feels small today, remember that you have many who are carrying your situation and bringing it before the Master, just like in the case of the paralytic and his four friends.

We love you and miss you so much.

Philip & Collette

Anonymous said...

Dear Marc and Melodie, please know how concerned Carol and I are for you, Logan--and indeed for all your family. The agony you folks have been experiencing is terrible, and we pray that God will touch your son, lift the load, and surround you with His grace and peace. Be assured that our love, thoughts, and prayers and with you.--Larry and Carol (Wiseman) Smith, GBS

Susanna Pilmore said...

Marc and Melodie,
Our church is still praying for Logan and also in our own personal prayer times we lift him to the Lord. I pray the Lord will continue to give you strenghth and encouragement through this very difficult time!