Sunday, November 2, 2014

Faith and Works

     Sorry I haven't updated you on this blog.  Things are about the same, there are no new treatments they are trying, so there is not much to tell.  There are a few things that I will tell you about though.
     We have a daughter, Trisha, who has been praying and fasting for her Dad, as I am sure you are.  When there seems to be no miracles after so much fasting and prayer she was getting discouraged.  She was asking,  " What good is my faith when it doesn't seem to be working?"  As she was reading her scriptures she read in Ether 12:12  "For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith."  The thing we have to remember is that this trial is on the Lord's timetable, not ours.  We must continue in faith, as we have been promised.
     There are also some interesting things we have been trying.  Since the Dr.s are at a loss of what to do further to help Randy I decided to try some new things.  I got permission from his Dr to try some essential oils.  With the help of the Lindleys, who know way more about them than I do, I started using some of them on Friday.  I put them on  different times during the day.  The nurses didn't like it and complained.  One said she got migranes if she was in the room with the smell, she didn't come in after that, but that's ok.  On Sat. when I went in he had his eyes open.  Not for just an hour either, it was all morning until about noon.  He actually looked like he was looking at me.  His lungs sound better and he doesn't have as much mucus that they have to suction out.  This is the longest he has had his eyes open so far.  We will see if it's the same today.  I am using oil for respiratory and the nervous system on him.
     Lisa is also doing research that is telling of another treatment that has been used to help Gillian Barre patients who don't get results from the 2 treatments that usually work.  Randy has already had both of them and they didn't really work on him either.  I am going to ask the Dr about it when I see him.   It is treating them with steroids.  There have been good results on some patients with these.
     Also the EEG that they sent over was on the wrong patient.  When they figured that out and sent the right one it was still good news.  He still was not having seisures, but the brain waves were slow, not normal.  This is normal for when you are sick and in a sedate or sleeping mode, which Randy is.
     I believe that the Lord expects us to do our part when trying to help the sick.  We are continuing to do our best to care for Randy, and we are expecting miracles on his part and enduring to the end, whenever that is.
    Thank you for continuing to pray and fast for him.  We appreciate it more than you know.


  1. Marie, we are continuing to read your posts so keep them coming. We are very interested and concerned still and want to help if we possibly can. You are so strong and an example to the rest of us with far smaller problems.

  2. Hello Marie, we are praying for you as is our ward, and the ward was invited by Bishop Payne to fast for Randy last week. We know He is aware of you. All blessings upon you and your family!