Thursday, October 01, 2009

Trusting More

This morning started out with a supernatural calm over our home. Paul left town for an all-day business trip and when I woke up I felt like our home was wrapped in a blanket of security. I found Kathryn in her room getting her medications. When I looked in on her I immediately noticed her left eye was drooping. She complained of a terrible headache behind her left eye. I examined her head and found a large mushy place on the crown of her head. It all seems like a dream now. We knew that the doctor would probably want to see her so we left a message for the nurse and started getting ready for the the day. A few hours later Kathryn was in the doctors' office being examined. The two doctors who saw her agreed that she was having an extra-cranial bleed. The blood was pooling between her scalp and skull. She was given a new prescription for Stimate (to clot her blood) and took the first dose this evening. She has had other internal bleeds in her spine but this is the first time a bleed has involved her head.

Kathryn is strictly forbidden to do anything that would raise her blood pressure or cause her to spring another leak. So she will not be lifting much or exerting herself for a few days. The "calm" is still settled over our home tonight. I believe that there is a strong voice in the Heavenlies saying, "Peace be still!" And the troubled waters obey.

Jesus got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. "Where is your faith?" he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, "Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him." Luke 8:25