Betsy and I just returned from the hospital for the night. It really seems like God knows just when to pick you back up. After we left this afternoon, we were both honestly terrified, but before eating supper, we just prayed that God would strengthen us to endure whatever situation we would face upon returning to Ned's room, and we specifically prayed for him to stabilize tonight. We came into this knowing there would be some complications, and that it could very well be a roller-coaster ride; however, since Ned's birth, until yesterday, everything went pretty smoothly (Thank you Lord). I think we got spoiled into thinking that we may not have to face such complications? When we returned to his room, the nurses and doctors informed us than he seems to like the new jet vent he is on, and that his stats had been pretty even, not up and down like this morning and afternoon. It was such a blessing to walk back into that room and know that God had been there, and was still there with him, even in our little "break". He knows just what we need and He is showing us that He responds to our prayers (and He is loving all the other prayers we are receiving on Ned's behalf)!!!
I still don't know what God has in store for us, and how long this ride in the hospital will last, but I just keep telling myself "His time, not mine". I continuously pray, "OK Lord, we're done here, let's get him fixed and get him home." I guess for right now, he's saying, "Not yet, but I do love you, and this is for your own good." That's pretty much all I have right now, as we are going to try to get in the bed a little "early" tonight. It's funny how three weeks ago, "early" to bed for us was 8:00pm, and now it's midnight! Anyway, thank you all for your endless prayers and support you have given to us. From driving 3 hours to come up here, to praying diligently, to offering to bring up clothes, to doing anything on the house we're so close to finishing at home, we both really appreciate you all greatly. Please continue to lift Ned, Betsy, Jack, me and the rest of our families up in prayer. They are surely felt up here in Chapel Hill.
Travis, Betsy, Jack and Ned