Sunday, May 23, 2010
We just wanted to thank all of you for your words of kindness, your prayers, and your support. A big thank you to our fabulous ward for the ward fast! Matthew has had a great day (I'm keeping my fingers crossed). He is fairly mellow and seems to be comfortable. We are working out a few minor issues (like not eating and throwing up what is fed through his NG tube) but after the past several days today is much better. We have been rejuvenated this Sabbath day as Matt and I were able to attend a small sacrament service at the hospital- I got tears in my eyes because I realized our own ward was fasting for our family at that moment and I was filled with gratitude. Also, Joshua and Luke have been able to visit Matt and me at the hospital thanks to the Bishop's kindness in lending us his trailer. The kids think the trailer is the greatest thing ever. Joshua and Luke were able to visit Matthew today for the first time which made them so happy. Matthew was really happy too! Though mellow, you could see the joy in his bright, blue eyes. Today is a much more encouraging day. As we know, there are lots of ups and downs here in the cardiac ICU, but we are enjoying this up! Thanks again to everybody for buoying us up this day!!!