Galatians 2: 20-21
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
This past weekend I went with Wes and his youth group to a huge youth rally in Arlington, Texas called Winterfest. The singing was awesome and the messages were powerful and challenging. I am thankful this morning for the words we heard and the encouragement it gave us. What a blessing for kids to hang out with church youth groups. Just good, pure fun and a great atmosphere to bond with other people that love the Lord or are learning to love Him more.
We are back home for Abilene and the hospital and several are asking on an update on Dad.
He got pretty sick last Friday and could not eat. He has a terrible cough and can't talk or eat very well because of it. They had been to the doctor several times in the past few weeks for help but nothing was working. Mom took him to the ER and they admitted him because he seemed so sick. Turns out he had a UTI and it was getting really bad. He bounced back pretty quick from that but could not eat and could not quit coughing and they were determined to find out why. He had kind of curled up in the fetal position and we had the feeling he was giving up. They did an upper gi, blood work, barium swallowing test, CT of his upper body and head, flu test and other random tests. We pushed them hard to get an ENT to look in his throat.
We prayed so hard that God would just bless us to know why he could not stop coughing and God was gracious and answered our prayers finally, yesterday. When they looked down his throat through his nose the doctor saw that his left vocal chord is paralyzed. He said that this is the reason he can't talk well and is coughing. It probably happened when the tractor ran over him and was made worse by the neck surgery. It will not be an easy healing but we are thankful for an answer.