Wednesday, August 16, 2006

August 16, 2006


This is me and my dad, Bill - Pawpaw to Mack. Mack loved his Pawpaw from the moment they met and his Pawpaw loved him. They had a special bond between them. When his Pawpaw had the car accident in December of 1999, it was Mack who came to his rescue first and made sure that his Pawpaw was taken care of.

This morning's news is that Mack is breathing mostly on his own although he is still connected to the respirator. The respirator is acting more as a "C-Pap" machine to assist him in breathing when he needs it. That's really good news! The MRI was done this morning, but as of this evening, we haven't gotten any results. Mack's eyes still look like he's trying to open them when we talk to him. I'm pretty certain that he can hear when people talk to him. Unfortunately, the fever is still with him, but it's not getting any worse. Overall, Mack is improving a little each day - he's taking baby steps, but it's all good.

Thanks to everyone who has posted comments, prayed for Mack and his family, phoned us to check on Mack and to those of you who sent us cards. We want to thank Sherri, our next door neighbor who is taking care of our animals while we're at the hospital; Tom and Kay, our next door neighbors on the other side who cut our grass for us last Saturday; Richard's band, Southern Cross, who helps keep us sane by making us laugh a little. Thanks to everyone for your prayers, support, and words of encouragement to all of Mack's family members and friends through this difficult time!

A heavy load carried alone can be burdensome and nearly impossible, but the same heavy load carried by many seems lighter by far! Thank you for helping us carry this heavy load with your constant prayers and being there for us.

God Bless ALL Our Friends and Neighbors,
Ruth & Richard

1 Comments:

Anonymous DEBBIE MURPHY said...

HELLO MANOR FAMILY,
THIS IS DEBBIE FROM SWITCHBOARD AT JRH. I HAVE BEEN KEEPING UP WITH THIS BLOG SITE AND KEEPING UP WITH YUR SONS NEWS. PLEASE KNOW THAT ALL OF YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS EVERYDAY !!
IF THERE IS ANYTHING AT ALL I CAN DO FOR ANY OF YOU, ALL YOU HAVE TO DOD IS ASK. KEEP THE FAITH !!!
I THINK IT IS WORKING. SINCERELY, DEBBIE MURPHY MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU

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