Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Update on Andrew-February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I hope you all are having a very special day with your loved ones. Andrew is doing well and is back in his room. Please pray that they will discover the source of his internal bleeding. It has stopped for now, but the concern is that it may restart. Also, Andrew's phantom pain continues to be very hard for him.

A colonel came and met with Andrew today. He told Andrew that he was the one holding his hand in Al Asad, Iraq as he was being transferred to the plane to go to Germany. At that time, Andrew was alert enough to squeeze back. The colonel's wife told my mom that he called her very upset because of Andrew. She said that this was the first time he had ever called home regarding any injuries. They were very happy to visit with Andrew today and to see how well he is doing. When I think back to the weeks after Andrew's injury and everything that he went through, I am in awe at how well he is doing. He should not be here on this earth. And, he definitely shouldn't have all of his brain capacity. Other than his great physical injuries, he is completely Andrew. I forget sometimes that he stepped on a very large bomb (buried a few feet beneath the sand). I forget that he cardiac arrested at least 4 times. He is our miracle for sure. We are very blessed to have him here still. I really can't wait to see how God's plan for him continues to unfold.

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