I know that a lot of you are getting ready to spend a part of your evening in prayer for us, so we thought we would let you know what we learned today, and how to specifically pray. There are some IMPORTANT prayer requests here.
- Ryan's bleeding scan showed no active bleeding. Whether it's because the bleeding stopped (can you say MIRACLE!) or whether it had just stopped momentarily and will start up again, remains to be seen. (I say - the sky is the limit; let's ask for the miracle.)
- We are going to take a "wait and see" approach for the next few days. Doctors will be monitoring his hemoglobin, blood pressure, and the output of the paracentesis. The drainage seems to have slowed down considerably, another good sign. Blood pressure and hemoglobin have been steady today - yeah!
- If it appears like the bleeding is picking up again, the options are: more bleeding scans, laparascopic surgery to determine where the bleeding is, or the aforementioned angiogram to determine where the bleeding is and try to stop it.
- Ryan is comfortable, and with Steve, Cathey, Ryan, myself, Corey, and Jeremy - we have enough people for three Euchre teams so the competition is heating up and a lot of trash talk is going on. Okay, in all seriousness, we are praising God for Ryan being able to be surrounded by all of the members of his immediate family.
So, we are certainly not out of the woods yet. But we so trust in the power of prayer, and we know that our God is listening to the rising multitudes. We are confident in Him, and we continue to pray that His will would be done.
ROMANS 8: 31-32
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?