Monday, September 19, 2005

Update on Rylee...

Ken and Marcia Hornok wrote:
We have been told to expect RyLee’s recovery to be a long-term process. First, she is still critical and might not make it. Second, her brain was deprived of oxygen for an undetermined period of time, and even a few minutes causes brain damage. For this we pray for a miracle—that God in His mercy protected her from permanent damage. Third, progress will be seen by the week, rather than daily. She will be hospitalized for several weeks. When the brain swelling goes down, they will reattach the piece of skull they removed (which is frozen). When she woke up briefly yesterday, she was able to wiggle her toes on both feet, which is a good sign, but was not able to follow the commands for her hands.That’s about all we know at this point. Nathan is holding up well—evidence of God’s grace. Pray for his continued strength, comfort, faith, and endurance. He has a knee injury and can’t run right now, and his license expired on his car the end of Aug, so it got towed from the apartment complex. He only realized it was gone yesterday, because he’s been driving RyLee’s car, so he doesn’t know when it was towed or what kind of impound fees he will be charged. So these are other things to pray about. We are hanging these verses in RyLee’s hospital room: “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is myRock and my Salvation; He is my Fortress; I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God. He is my Mighty Rock, my Refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O People; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our Refuge” (Psalm 62:5-8 NIV). We also remind ourselves of Luke 18:27, which was on yesterday's bulletin cover – The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. We love you all, Ken & Marcia

1 comment:

Bob & Claire said...

Wow, Nathan will certainly be experiencing in a way few others do "For better or for worse". I am praying for both of them. Keep us updated.