Ryan was weighed today and he has GAINED 9 pounds this week! Praise God for this new step! We all know he works so hard to keep his weight up for basketball, so this is very exciting for us!! We know he will be happy that his nutrition is constant with a large amount of calories. He has lost alot of weight the past 3 weeks, so we hope that this continues!
Ryan received his speaking valve last night and it is purple! Perfect for Willis Wildkats! He's supporting y'all just like you've supported him! The valve just goes right on top of his trachea. When he is ready to speak, we will be able to hear him! But for now, we are able to hear his yawns, coughs, grunts, and other noises. Hearing Ryan is very comforting; God has given us another tangible piece of hope to rely on!
Last night I could not sleep, so I turned to scripture to put my mind at ease. Philippians 4:6-7 spoke straight into my heart, and was exacty what I needed last night. I want to share it with you in case you begin to lose faith or have tough moments.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ.