He is a Faithful God-an Isaac Update

Whew, yesterday was rough!  Isaac was not feeling well, and was extremely agitated.  We couldn't really put our finger on the exact problem.

  • Was he having pain at the incisions sites – there are 2 on his belly and one on the back of his head (at least 3 inches long)
  • Was his system just "coming down" off all the meds and anesthesia from the surgery?
  • Was his new and improved shunt working too well, pulling too much fluid from his brain, resulting in a severe headache?
  • Was the acetaminophen taking its toll?  It does make him grumpy, and it had been alternated with Motrin since Friday.
  • Was he simply tired of being doctored and washed and bandaged and medicated?
  • Was he going through "Mommy-and-Daddy-in-my-room-ALL-THE-TIME" withdrawals?
  • Was he tired of the HAT?

We never did figure it out.  He was awake for 24 hours straight – kicking, vocalizing, slapping (not us, he habitually rubs/slaps his belly and thighs), whining, flicking his hands and arms – just generally not well and not happy.

It was frustrating and sad.

We talked to doctors and decided to wait the night out, and reevaluate this morning.

We did 3 things:  took off the hat, stopped the Tylenol and let him fuss without going to check on him.

At 11:30 last night, he was still miserable, so I asked friends on Facebook to pray especially for him.  And they did!  Shortly after midnight, he was asleep and slept until after 9 a.m. this morning!

He has been peaceful and happy and content all day.

I don't know which of those things helped, or if any of them made a difference.

The only thing that I truly know did a work in him was the prayer.  God's peacefulness settled in around us here in our home; and we all rested the night through.

I am so amazed – constantly – by the goodness of God.  I am always surprised when prayers are answered, and I don't know why that still is!  lol!  I have seen so many of them answered, you'd think I'd get used to it.  I'm glad, though, that I don't take it for granted; and that I am still in awe of the power of my God.


For those of you who have asked:  my back is still pretty bad.  I was able to get to the chiro yesterday.  I am able to walk – very slowly; I really can't do much for Isaac, except to hand things to Doug and help with Isaac's surgery sites.  I can sit for short periods of time in my wheelchair.  Thank GOD for that chair!  So…better than Thursday and Friday, although still not able to do much.  Sigh…  :o)


Thank you, again, for all your prayer and well wishes.  I don't know what we would do without family and friends who care enough to talk to the God of the universe about our small problems.  We are so grateful.



2 thoughts on “He is a Faithful God-an Isaac Update

  1. Thank you for sharing! I am always amazed at the power of prayer!!
    Ugh…on your back pain, that needs to go away!!!


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