Quite the handsome devil.

10 July 2012

Count your many blessings!

The "bolt" or pressure monitor came out this morning! That means we aren't worried about any more swelling, which is great. We have been waiting and hoping for that, it's a good step in the right direction. Since the sedatives are being lowered, he's on his way to being awake but not there yet. They took out the ventilator this afternoon, he's finally breathing on his own. The tube from the vent makes the airway swollen and a little uncomfortable so he will deal with that for the next day or two. We are hoping he can make it through this little while and get stronger quickly. Breathing on his own will become easier soon. Right now Momma and Daddy are staying with him and helping to keep him calm. Once he is awake the doctors can assess everything and we'll move on from there. We are all optimistic and holding on to the good signs.

Everyone here at the house is in good shape, Trevor is pretty much all healed up and Adam is doing well too. Jake is at Scout Camp this week, he has been soooooooo excited for this. For months. People have been taking the boys out to get some fresh air and have fun, it is so good for them. I am glad they've had some diversions. We are so grateful for the continued dinners and love and help and prayers. Our family really couldn't ask for more. Jackson is in the hands of intelligent doctors and benefits from the prayers and Priesthood blessings.

This experience has taught me a great deal about gratitude. When I focus on being grateful for everything, even the little blessings in my life, I am happier and my life is much more peaceful. I have learned to lean on my Father in Heaven and trust that He is in control. He is taking care of us and I know that His way is not always the easiest, but it will bring us back to Him and give us the promise of being together as a family forever. We are so blessed.

        When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,
        When you are discouraged thinking all is lost,
        Count your many blessings; name them one by one,
        And it will surprise you what the Lord has done. 


1 comment:

  1. Emalie,

    I am really grateful to you for writing this blog, and for your testimony of our Heavenly Father. It is such a blessing that you went home for the summer. You make it possible for your parents to focus on Jackson and not worry about the kids or the house. Thank you. You are a wonderful niece!