Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Breaking the rules

This morning during Drew’s second plasma treatment the back pain returned full-force. Physical Therapy is coming in today to try some different things. Please pray that they would figure out how to ease the pain. Drew has nine + days left of plasmapheresis- which means he has to stay in bed, not moving. I am praying that the pain wouldn’t continue for the entire plasma-exchange process.

Yesterday Drew & John got into some trouble with the nurse for helping Drew move in his bed to where he was on all fours to relieve the back pain. Today he said, ‘Dad will you help me break the rules again?’- broke our hearts but the answer was no. We aren’t sure when the GBS will start to back off. It’s hard to tell how far it’s already gone. Drew is still breathing mostly on his own, with some treatments here and there.

Because of Drew’s pain, nausea and numbness, he isn’t usually up for talking. But last night God gave us some time together I won’t soon forget. His pain subsided long enough for him to hold my hand and tell me he loves me. I am so thankful for that sweet moment. We are so encouraged by the amount of people praying & following along on this journey via blog. Thank you!

A few people have asked for the hospital address to send cards and what not. That is great :) Click here for contact info.


  1. It is so nice to read about updates here! We are praying so hard for all of you! what a wonderful blessing that you and drew were able to spend some quality time together with drew. We miss you guys so much! praying for relieved back pain and a speedy recovery!

  2. Whitney. I just read this entry out loud to our team friends. We LOVE you guys. We are so in this with you. Asking God to heal him. Love you a lot.
    Keep this going. It's so helpful to share with our friends.

  3. Whitney,We are are the Red River Team in Austin and have been praying for Drew. Our heart aches for all of you as you have entered this journey. Trusting God to comfort each of you and to encourage you daily by His presence and the hope that comes from HIm.

  4. We just heard from Donna and Barry what has happened. Our heart goes out to Drew and we will pray fervently for his complete healing. We also pray for you and Drew's family to receive an abundance of comfort in the Holy Spirit as the next few weeks move on. - Tim and Melissa Svensen

  5. Thanks so much for keeping us posted. Drew loves and serves the Lord and has made a big difference in my life. Take good care of my brother.