Continue to pray for Matthew's arm and hand nerve pain

Continue to pray for Matthew's arm and hand nerve pain

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 […]

Matthew will not be discharged today; will have surgery Thursday

Matthew will not be discharged today; will have surgery Thursday

Matthew will not be discharged today (Monday). His pain is still not under control. Although it was lower (4/10) yesterday morning and early afternoon, it went back up to 7/10 yesterday evening and night, and a lot of today, with spikes of pain up to 9/10. They have decided to increase one of his medications […]

Matthew's discharge & outpatient wound care and pain management

Thank you for praying for Matthew. For most of today (Sunday), his pain was quite low, but it did spike and stay up for a long time in the afternoon. Please pray that tonight and tomorrow morning, his pain will be very low so he can be discharged from UCSF Parnassus tomorrow (Monday). If all […]

Matthew's pain is better; occupational therapy progress

Matthew's pain is better; occupational therapy progress

Thank you for your prayers. Matthew’s pain was much lower today than yesterday. They have made some changes to the medications and dosages, which seems to be helping. The occupational therapist worked with him today. She taught him some exercises for his right arm (which is still weaker and has a limited range of motion […]

Pray for Matthew's pain management & upcoming discharge

Pray for Matthew's pain management & upcoming discharge

Today is Matthew’s 28th day in the hospital. His medical team at UCSF Parnassus is working to prepare him for discharge. The earliest date would be Sunday. The biggest challenge before discharge is getting his pain under control. They are weaning him off of the IV medications and trying to find the best solution using […]

Matthew's pain much reduced; walking around with a sling!

Matthew's pain much reduced; walking around with a sling!

Thank you all so much for your prayers for Matthew. In my last update, I mentioned that he was in severe pain, remaining at an 8 out of 10 almost the entire day, with spikes up to 9. Today, he was mostly at a 4 out of 10, with occasional spikes higher. Thank you for […]

Matthew is in a lot of pain

Matthew is in a lot of pain

Please pray for Matthew. In the last few days, his pain has intensified, and today was not responding to the usual pain killers they have been giving to him, even though they have increased the dosage. His pain is very often an 8 out of 10, and sometimes spikes to a 9 out of 10. […]

Get well balloon & cards from Ariela

Get well balloon & cards from Ariela

Ariela picked out a balloon to bring to Matthew. She had also made him a get well card and craft (see pictures) that she brought from Croatia. Matthew’s pain level has been high lately. Please pray for him and the medical team that his pain can be kept under control and for the Lord to […]

Pray for Matthew & us for future steps

Pray for Matthew & us for future steps

Occupational therapy (OT) made a new splint for Matthew’s arm today (see picture). The purpose is to keep his left hand and upper arm immobile and in a position that will help keep the finger joints from locking up. OT showed us a few finger and wrist stretching exercises, which either we will do or […]

Pamala, Daniel & Ariela arrived in SF

Pamala, Daniel & Ariela arrived in SF

Pamala, Daniel, and Ariela arrived in San Francisco last night. Matthew and I are glad to have them here! Unfortunately, someone mistakenly took Pam’s bag at baggage claim, so they had no clean clothes when they arrived. But this morning, the person who accidentally took the bag returned it to the airport, and the airline […]