Last night was HARD!
Lord I need to hear you! I want to make the right decision regarding Tiffani!! I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!! …this was my prayer last night as I restlessly fell asleep, eyes filled with tears and a heart as heavy as a boulder. Jon (Tiffani’s father) and I were to meet with the doctors and other medical staff that has been caring for Tiffani to make sure her wishes were honored at this juncture in her journey. On my way to hospital:
Social Worker (via phone): Cherry, as I went to Tiffani’s room to drop off that letter you requested, I was surprised to see her awake. I asked her a couple of questions and she answered appropriately (one she verified with me, as it was something she would have had to recall). After verifying the question with me she said, you might want to come see her before you meet the doctors.
Me: I am already on my way!! I call Jon to convey the message.
I walk into Tiffani’s room and she is awake! I can hardly get my protective gear on in my desire to kiss and touch her! She smiles…Her father walks in, another smile…
RN: she is on the minimum settings on the vent. The ventilator is only assisting her breathing right now and she is doing well on her own(vital signs confirm this)
Talked with doctors/medical staff…things are different for the moment!
RN: I have to take a stool sample for an infection you have in your stool…your stool doesn’t have the usual smell that the particular infection causes…
Infectious Disease Doctors representative: Her right hip wound is looking good, the tissue is nice and pink and healthy looking, we cannot see any current infection. We will be sending her to CT for a closer look…
Respiratory Therapist: Her lungs are clearer today than they have been in in a long time…
Tiffani: motions for her cell phone!!!!!
If this respite is only for a moment, God’s glory is being witnessed by her medical staff, my friends, her friends, my coworkers, and by our family. I stated after a word came forward recently at church that through this Tiffani’s testimony would go where she has never physically been and it would go beyond her years here on this earth. I believe that with all that is in me.
He allows somethings to run their course, have no fear for God’s in control.
Believe that He has the very last say so, He will perform His word.
For our God stands alone, He takes care of his own.