Matthew was able to take a walk outside today, for the first time in a month. It was a month ago today that he had his motorcycle accident. Today I happened to look at pictures from back then, and it made me thankful for how far Matthew has come. Thank you all for praying for him and for us.
The nerve pain can still be very intense. Parts of the day it is manageable, but usually by the afternoon and evening, he is in a lot of pain. Please pray for him. Pray also for the doctors that they will know the best medications and other regiments to help reduce his nerve pain. And pray for strength for him when there is nothing he can do but endure the pain.
Today Pam had fun shopping at Target in Pleasant Hill, CA, getting clothes that he can more easily dress in one-handed and low-fat treats for Matthew, as well as some supplies he and I will need when they leave. Tomorrow they fly back to Croatia at 2:30 in the afternoon. Pray for them and Matthew as they say their goodbyes.
A special shout out to Kim Sharp for buying clothes for Matthew and ordering lots of vitamins for his health and healing, as well as her great nutritional advice and counsel
Daniel and Ariela have been very patient and well behaved, spending hours and hours at the hospital. Pray for them as they fly back to Croatia (a 10 1/2 hour flight from SF to Amsterdam, a layover, another 2 hour flight to Zagreb, Croatia, then a 2 hour drive to Slavonski Brod, and then adjusting back to the 9 hour time difference. Pray for them and Pam as she packs up our rental house to come back to the States for our home assignment.
Please continue to pray for housing for us in KC, where we will need a place, preferably near Blue Springs, MO, for six of us to live for 12-18 months, at a price we can afford since we will need to keep paying most of the rent for the house back in Croatia.
Matthew’s surgery is scheduled for Thursday for removing the dead skin and muscle from the area that did not take on his skin graft.
Thank you for praying,