Day 15 12/22/07
Our family would like to thank everyone who is praying for Brent. We know God has heard those prayers and has answered them in a powerful way! We count our blessings everyday. God is going to use Brent in a positive way--great things are to come! To everyone who has stopped by UAMS to visit with Brent and have offered encouragement to our family-- Thank You! We can not believe all the food, supplies, housing, but most of all the love demonstrated to us.
So many of the staff here at UAMS have commented of the testimony you are showing. The power of our God is being seen by many! You are making a difference in the lives of not only our family, but so many working here. Many have told me they have never witnessed the magnitude of support and love, that you have shown to our family! God is working in a big way here at UAMS.
Brent had a good night, and continues to improve. His mind is sharp and wit is as quick as it ever was. We are so thankful Brent did not suffer a brain injury! The doctors removed the drain to his right lung a few minutes ago, then placed another drain a little higher over the same lung. As soon as they inserted the new tube, the lung started to drain again--that's a good thing! Brent is sleeping better now, and seems to be a little more at peace. Right now things are at a stalemate medically until after Christmas, we look forward to celebrating Christmas in a few months with Brent!
Many have asked if we needed anything--the only thing we can think of is prayers. First we are now thanking our Lord for answering our previous prayers. Many times we ask, and ask God of needs--when he answers those prayers we feel it is just as important to show and express our thanks to Him! The second is to continue to ask God to strengthen Brent, both physically and mentally. We have a long road ahead of us, but with His help, all of you who have been so faithful in visiting and encouraging Brent and our family we will be able to accomplish anything!
Pete & Kathy (Brent's parents)