Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I wonder how many of you have stood in our shoes?

You go to the doctor with your problem, have tests done, expectantly wait for the results, see the doctor again...and nothing. The tests are inconclusive...but the problem persists...or in our case...increases.

This is where we're at. Caleb had an upper GI on Friday with mixed results. It's excruciating to watch Caleb live with such pain day after day, yet not know where that pain is coming from.

The care we received at the hospital has been professional and kind. But with no results, Dave and I feel we must press on to get a second opinion.

So for now we're in a "holding pattern"...the kind that happens sometimes when you're flying but can't land. You see the destination but for some reason the pilot can't put the plane down yet. Our plane hasn't landed yet!

I read yesterday in "Streams in the Desert": Let sight give us discouraging reports as it may, but pay no attention to them! The living God is still in the heavens and even to delay is part of His goodness."

We know that God has us here for His good purposes...and obviously delay is part of them right now.
Please pray for greater endurance and faith in us as we are delayed, and yet must persist in finding out what's really wrong inside Caleb's stomach.

Caleb's info is in with another doctor here and we are waiting for his response to the case - hopefully tomorrow we will hear something.


  1. Thanks for the update. Praying God will move this information into the right hands. Praying for a meticulous beaver doctor who will love the challenge and see the overlooked detail in all those reports.

    Had a dream about Caleb last tell him he's even in my thoughts at night!

    Praying for you, sweet friend
    Andrea Pitcher

  2. Still praying for you and your family. I am praying for a happy and healthy reunion ASAP!

  3. Dear Connie,
    How I would love to sit with you, walk with you, pray with you, chat with I am doing in my heart.

    Call if you get a chance.

    More love than the rain drops that have been falling since you and Caleb arrived. Shirley 503 698 5855