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Sep 16, 2009

Home Again!

I just wanted you to know that we are home again. It is a 3 hour drive from our home to Shands in Gainesville. Because Andrew started feeling fluid building in his head, we needed to go back to the hospital for a CT scan. Praise the Lord! The CT scan did not show hydrocephalus. If it had, he would have needed a shunt.

So the surgeon's PA used a needle to drain the "stuff" and they will send it to the lab. Since they would not have the report for about 3 days, and since Andrew was feeling fine otherwise, we got to come home.
Specific Prayer: Pray that there is no bacteria in the fluid and that it is simply fluid that has not reabsorbed properly...but should naturally over some time.

Tomorrow I will share a couple of encouraging moments that happened today. One is from a guy named Rob who works at our local ChikFilA. The other I am waiting on permission to share. But if you scan my comments, you will find out what I am talking about. What a "God ordained moment"!

One reason I am so glad to get home is because I need to be in my prayer closet this week.
I have discovered that in worshipping God we gain strength and in offering Him praise, we find our joy!

One more thing: We have THE BEST friends some of whom happen to be our neighbors, and we have THE BEST church family. And we have THE BEST sister bloggers (a few brothers, too). And I just want to tell you all how much you are ministering to our family. I am one of those people who has always been independant, not wanting to imposition anyone, and feeling uncomfortable in a position of "need." But God is showing me that I can change and I can accept help whether it be from the "bag boy" offering to help me with my groceries all the way to accepting cash from "anonymous" to help pay a bill. Church family, friends and neighbors who are friends have helped us in so many ways. We have received cards, askateboard magazine and a prayer shawl & a beautiful print from blogging sisters!
There have been other offerings of love, too. We appreciate all of the food that ha been brought over. My mother is here but she is in need of a physical healing, herself, so meals help out a lot!
Help in different forms has arrived from people we know, people we haven't seen in years and people we don't know at all.
But we know the hearts of those who have ministered to us.
Keep praying. Keep believing. Keep holding on to the promise of a MIRACLE in your life!
I'm still praying for those of you who have shared requests and I'm praying & believing BIG for all of you! Why not go for it? I really think it pleases our FATHER.
I'll post more tomorrow. I've got some good stuff to share!
Melanie & family
And, yes, "a crooked smile" from Andrew!


  1. So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the [a]hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.

    And let us consider and give [b]attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities,Hebrews 10:23


    I'm so blessed to read you guys made it back home and you'll get some time to rest, pray and worship the Lord!

    What an amazing testimony of how God is faithfully taking care of Andrew and your family!

    How beautiful is the body of Christ.

    Thanks once again for being so faithful to lift of the name of the Lord! Truly He is good.

    Praying for NO infection and for Andrew to enjoy these days off before treatment♥

  2. I'll keep praying and believing in a miracle. Nothing is impossible for God.

    Praying for a good night's sleep for all!

  3. Praise God!!!! I was praying you would be back home tonight so Andrew could sleep in his bed. Will be praying for a good report on the fluid test too.

    May God grant you all a very peaceful night's rest and a beautiful 'crooked' smile on Andrew's face come the morning!

  4. Praise the Lord!!! I can't wait to hear what else God did today. God never ceases to amaze me. ((hugs)) and love from under His wings.

  5. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the story......I am glad to see/hear how God is at work.


  6. So glad you are home again. Praying for no infections and the tumor to vanish. Hope you guys sleep in a little. B

  7. Praise God you are home, and praise God for that precious crooked smile. I love you.

  8. As I had my time with our Father this morning this scripture came to me and I felt the Lord impressing upon my heart, "this is for Andrew"

    Blessed be the Lord day by day, God, our salvation, who carries us. Our God is a God who saves; escape from death is in the Lord God's hands. God will crush the skulls of the enemy.. Psalm 68:20-22

  9. I do pray that the fluid turns out to be a normal process. I also pray that you and your family are able to get, what I am sure, is much needed rest. God bless all of you. laurie

  10. This is great news that it wasn't hydrocephalus. Prayers for continued good news. Such great news that Andrew is doing better.

    Give Andrew a hug for me.

    You all take good care & rest. TTFN ~Marydon