Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I often share a prayer request here.

Today I have a " praise report"

Four weeks ago a close friend's grandfather was admitted into the hospital. He had been sick and everyone figured they'd get him back into shape. Things did not improve and in fact they went down hill quickly. He could not speak and did not know anyone around him. By the end of the week he was moved to ICU, placed on life support but continued to get worse. Furman was not expected to last much longer and his children were called in, a daughter from as far away as California. He was moved to hospice and as the family gathered the decision was made to remove him from the feeding tubes and breathing machines. Doctors said it was a matter of hours.

But they didn't count on the prayers being answered. After three days off life support Furman sat up in the bed, saw his daughter and asked "Hey, what are you doing here?"

Over the next two days he improved enough to be moved from hospice to a nursing home where he sat up, ate and after a couple days walked down the hall.

Since then he has returned home and continues to get stronger daily.

From death watch to at home watching tv in less than a week.

God is the great physician

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