Saturday, April 12, 2008

Running a Race

Just wanted to write a quick update. Regan is having breathing issues again. We are back to breathing treatments every two hours round the clock. This has only been going on a few days. She is currently on an antibiotic but is battling a difficult fever. It reached 104.8 last night and does not respond completely to treatment. Currently she is resting well and looks better than yesterday. It is amazing how good a fever of 101 looks next to 105.

Regan's life teaches me so many metaphors for life. I feel like God uses her to say..."Let me show you what I mean." When I watch her lay in bed "resting" but yet she is so "out of breath". Her chest is racing like she is running a race.I think about Paul writing about running in this race of life. I told Regan yesterday that I knew she was fighting so hard..that I was proud of her..I re-promised her that I would try my hardest too. Would you please pray for her. We have always promised her we would run with her as long as she wants to run. I know many of you have made that commitment too. We can not run this race on our own. The Spirit must continue to strength us or I know we will all run out of breathe. So pray for her strength...for each breathe to be full...I'll try to update on Sunday or Monday.

1 Corinthians 9 reminds us
"You've all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally. I don't know about you, but I'm running hard for the finish line. I'm giving it everything I've got. No sloppy living for me! I'm staying alert and in top condition. I'm not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself."

4 comments:

A boy named Toadie said...

Thanks for this post. It blessed my heart today. I will pray with you.

Nathan

Dan & Tammy said...

We are praying!

Kathy said...

You don't know me,but I have been reading your blog for the last few months after my son was injured in an accident.I really enjoy your blog and you have inspired me many a day.
I will pray for Regan to have a good night tonight. One thing I might suggest is to alternate tylenol and Motrin every 4 hours for the next 23 hours.I'm a pediatric triage nurse and this usually helps a lot.Hold her tight.

Kathy

Mills Family said...

Kathy
Thanks for the suggestion...Tylenol is pretty ineffective with Regan because of her specific mito disorder..I did give her two doses yesterday just because it made me feel like I was doing something....
I am glad you read the blog. I hope your son is well....I'll get back to holding her tight.