Thursday, March 22, 2007

Update on Andrew-March 22nd 2007

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2007 08:31 PM, EDT
Andrew is doing a lot better today and is hoping to be moved back to his old room by tomorrow. He is still not eating and has the NG tube in as well. His best friend from high school is here to visit him, so it should be a good rest of the week for him. Thank you for all of your prayers and encouragement!

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007 10:33 PM, EDT
I just got off of the phone with my mom. She says that she can tell a big difference in how Andrew is doing from this morning to tonight. He is still in a lot of pain, but he has turned the corner. A new issue has surfaced; his left kidney is now only producing half the amount of urine it was previously. They'll be performing a CT scan in the morning to determine what is going on. Please pray for him during that procedure; it is a very awkward and painful one. He did receive some great encouragement from Oliver North, who stopped by today to see how he was doing. According to my mom, God brought him over to encourage Andrew. He is a very Godly man and served as a great spiritual encouragement for him. He spoke to the heart of what Andrew is going through. He told Andrew, as Andrew now well knows, that God does not promise us easy times here on earth and that He often uses the lives of some to bless others. I think of Jesus and his ultimate sacrifice. He was God and yet gave His life to bless us so that we could know God. Mr. North was telling Andrew of all of the many people who have been blessed by Andrew's story and of the many who have come to know the Lord. I really believe that God is using Andrew's life in a mighty way in the lives of many. I know that Andrew would have it no other way. It is not in glorifying ourselves that true joy comes. When we 'lose' our lives, we gain. I know that now more than ever.

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