thank you so much for praying for our strong man. he's my hero.
i continue to try and look to jesus in all the pain. it's excruciating, honestly. scripture has been my absolute lifeline and i so enjoy reading it to kenny when we're together. sometimes it's just about the only words i can get out.
there are many moments of breakdowns while tears flow, yet jesus is present - He is very here. one line to a song i thought of right after his accident, was "this is my story, this is my song" from blessed assurance. this tragedy is now a part of ken and my story, and i don't want to do a single thing to take away from jesus what He wants to accomplish - because our story, the one God is writing for us, we don't author because we simply don't know what's best.
since my update on the 20th things have pretty much remained the same as far as ken's physical condition.
some great praises: ken's feeding tube went in well, my heart has been better able to rest in order to sleep for some hours at night & i've been able to eat a little. also, god's allowed my mom to experience good grace physically. the girls are hurting without kenny. i can't describe in words how they adore him. they are happy, but communicate how the miss him. and my sisters being angels - can't believe they are giving me the gift of precious time with my husband.
the primary focus right now is his lungs. they are very sick and we are praying for his oxygen requirement (from the ventilator) to lower. this is necessary before other important things can happen (like a surgery and a necessary change in his ventilator). the trauma doctors would like to operate tomorrow, but only if his lungs are strengthening as they hope. (it also seems an infection has set in, so please pray for the antibiotics to be effective, and that they would permanently take care of it.)
please pray for this, especially over the next 15 hours.
we are in desperate need of your prayers.