Oct 23, 2006

Ian responding to familiar people

Tomorrow Ian goes in for a skin graft on his knee. In a few days after he’s recuperated from that surgery, we’re expecting to have to make the decision about a transitional facility, unless there are more things that need to be done to him in the hospital. When he leaves the hospital, we’ll be pushing for an aggressive approach to physical therapy; we really don’t want him just to be in a nursing home. We want him to recover from this either by a miracle or by God’s provision of various therapies. It may mean he can’t stay locally, but we’d prefer to have him where they can really work with him.

He appears to be responding to familiar people! Larissa and David (Ian’s best friend since the day they were born) noticed him responding to very simple commands like, “move your arms,” “move your legs,” etc. Pray that he keeps it up. Pray that these small steps would be much more obvious. Pray that he would respond to commands from less familiar voices and even from the medical staff. Pray, most of all, that he would wake up.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers….

Steve Murphy


Anonymous said...

Every single day you are reporting another answer to prayer. Praise the Lord, He is clearly at work! How amazing. The Lord is teaching us all patience and perseverance. He is teaching us the power of prayer and trusting in Him. He is showing us that there is hope when all looks hopeless because He is in control. He is showing His amazing power in that hospital. He has proven time and time again in the last three weeks that He is the Great Physician and He is holding Ian in the palm of His hand gently caring for Him, and restoring his body. The Lord is hearing our prayers. Thank you Jesus. Vicki G.

Anonymous said...

I am overwhelmed with how God has been working. He has definitely set Ian apart - He has important work to do through him. I am so encouraged by these posts. I love seeing Him work in Ian and in the lives and hearts of others through their posts. I have been amazed at the growth of the young people since we left six years ago. A song comes to mind:

How great is our God?
Sing with me, how great is our God?
All will see how great, how great is our God!

Audra in Nebraska

Kim said...

I havent seen you in years! I heard through the grape vine about Ian. I have been praying everyday, through out the day!! I have so many people praying for Ian, friends, family, churches... All though i havent met my second cousin my heart is with him, you, Mary and the rest of the family. I hope i never have to go through something like this but if i did i would want the faith you have in the Lord! Stay strong! God is with Ian!! Hopefully we can have a family reunion and i will be able to meet him in person. If not then i will meet him in heaven!
Love & prayer's! Your cousin from Minnesota, Kim (LaFrenier)Daken- Harolds daughter!