Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wed. Jan. 7th... Well...things are about the far as the blood results... The neutraphils have not shown up yet... in the blood tests, but maybe tomorrow. No need for a platelet transfusion today. Last night , Kit had to have a new IV put in , because the other one came out after the red blood cell transfusion and they wheeled him down to the room where they insert IV's and afterwards, we even walked back to our room. Kit borrowed the shaver from that department and shaved his white beard off... Because of the transfusion , the nurses were behind in administering Kit's various antibiotics and anti-fungal medicines, so he was dealing with that all night. Those drugs are what cause Kit to have hallucinations.. but last night... they were troublesome. Dogs mauling him, wrestlers trying to wrestle him in his the condition he is in...etc... not the typical butterfies ,beautfiul streams and lakes....that he would hallucinate about before.. but... he got through the night. He is struggling with the pain in the sinus area still.
We received a call from Becky this a.m.that Buddy was in the emergency, because of a bike accident... so.. we are praying that he is okay... Becky said that there were no broken bones... but we do not know details yet...
Mikey called last night from Oregon and he really wants to come home and be with his dad. He has decided to not go to school this quarter and continue on later. He and Shae prayed about it and they will come as soon as they can. Mark and Jori Spencer have so graciously offered to buy their ticket, and I am thankful for them doing that.
We have the nicest doctors and nurses over here. I feel their caring hearts and concern. They are supporting Kit in trying to get home.
Your comments and e-mails are supporting me and Kit to the max... This morning Maisha called and said... "You sound like you have a cold.". and I said no... I have just been reading the blog.. and I cry through each comment posted... Kit loves hearing me read them to him.... even though I cry while reading them.
We love you guys so much.. shelly and kit


Shelly, sorry to add up to your post (this was supposed to be in the comment, but I really wanted to post this song for you and Kit, and I didn't want to start a new post because I want everyone to see your update right away) I thought of just giving you the link, but I think it's better to actually embed this in the blog.

Kit, I first heard this song from you. May this gives you peace, hope and comfort. Love, Liza


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Shelly, so great to talk to you this morning. It is so amazing to see you so strong in standing with Kit in this time. Josh and I are praying for those hallucinations. Thinking of you all the time and always praying.

Rayona said...

So sorry to hear about the hallucinations and other maladies.....I pray every day when I am swimming for God's mercy for Kit and a miraculous recovery. I'm so glad Mikey is coming home to be with can wait :-)

Chels and I love you guys so much and will do anything to are always with us!! xoxoxox Rayona

michael, ciara and mikaela said...

We are so glad that Shae & Mikey will be coming home. We have been praying for that! Please let us know if they (& you, of course) need ANYTHING.
Praying still...Love you, ciara

Mike Leonard said...

Dear Shelly and Kit,
Mike and I are praying, praying and more praying. It grieves us to read what the two of you are going through, and there isn't a moment when the two of you are not on our thoughts.
Thank you too for loving our son Sam and having such a huge impact in his life. We love you both and are praying continually..
Mike and Susan

Anonymous said...

Oh, I wish I knew the right words to say, the right prayer to pray to give you both more strenth but I think that God has already found them for you both. You are amazing.

Lane & Cheryl Haslett, Michigan

Anonymous said...

Praying you all peace and strength and rest. Praying good dreams for Kit. Don't know where this verse is exactly but my dad used to say it all the time 'He gives his beloved sweet sleep'.

love you guys - crying and praying with you

tell kit that I am using appologetics on my boss - he is a Christian with a good brain and a lot of questions:)


Anonymous said...

It's Jacqueline the camera lady my heart is with you and your family I am still here still praying and you pop into my mind all the time. I want to thank you for all that you have given to me through the years. Your teachings that has bought me through some dark times. Times of unfaithful husband to divorce. To climbing back to having a peaceful heart and how to stay on the path with God. I need to tell you my daughter has come back to church after almost 7 years and the man shes going to marry has come to the lord this last Sunday I lead my boyfriend to the Lord about a month ago. Not with out strife for Satan is doing a number on me now. Because of your teachings I know this to shall pass. Keep up the good work Love, Jacqueline I do miss chasing you around on stage with the camera

Anonymous said...

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death; I will fear no evil: for thou
art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the
presence of mine enemies: thou anointest
my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all
the days of my life; and I will dwell in the
house of the Lord for ever.

Anonymous said...

So I am just trying to stay in touch with how you are. I just finished reading The Shack, it was a Christmas gift. It gives alot of room for thought. But tonight as I picked up the bible this is what I was lead to. Oh what an old reading, but you know it is so what we needed to hear tonight.

Psalm 23
The Lord is my sherherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me bsides still waters, he restores my soul. He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the day of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord,,,,,Forever
Forever Colorado Friends Nick & Sharon

Anonymous said...

I just read the comment before me! Guess we must be on the right path. God is good!!!!!
Sharon for Colorado

Anonymous said...

Kit and Shelly,
I've been following this blog since you all started it, even while I've been away at school in Washington DC, and I've praying for healing. I've been hoping to get to Maui, but so far it hasn't worked out.
I just especially wanted to thank you for your message that you preached when you first came back to Maui. I listened online, and cried through most of it. Your lives have been a gift to so many people, and your faith throughout suffering is a testimony of God's grace. Thank you for the reminder that there is more than this life.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kit & Shelly,
Thinking and praying for you daily. Hoping both of you get peaceful rest. Fatigue is such a theif.
Know you will love being with Mikey and Shea.
Love, Lynne

Robyn Iaea said...

Hi Shelly,
I read this scripture and instantly thought of you and Kit:

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”- Ephesians 5:1-2

YOU and KIT are a fragrant offering to all of us. I'm glad you will be with your kids soon--I am so in awe of you and how you are handling. My heart is breaking for you as a wife. I am praying that God is protecting Kit from the "bad dreams" and that you feel Jesus' arms wrapped around you, strengthening you, holding you up and doing the same for Kit. I know the prayers are sustaining you, and your faithfulness just continues to AMAZE me and inspire me--surely every wife reading this blog is inspired to be a better wife and mother. To be like you, as you model Jesus with so much genuine love.

Lord, please take away the pain and bad thoughts from Kit. We love him so much. Let him feel our love pouring out for him as we pray for his healing. And give Shelly strength and comfort minute by minute. We love you, Father. Amen

Shelly, please email if you need anything (more chocolate?:) or whatever!
Love, Robyn

Mele said...

Hi Kit & Shelly,

Today was a good day at the Point. Yuko had lots of good reports and no bad ones. God has covered it for you Shelly. Everybody who lives and works there ask about Kit everyday. You can feel the love and concern because of all the years you have poured into that place. Your heart, your sweat and mostly your love of the people. You are missed Shelly.
My heart has been so heavy for the both of you. I appreciate your blogs Shelly because you keep it real for us. It presses us into the Lord and His Spirit groans in the intersession. Sometimes I groan with it. My dreams were restless last night as I dreamed about the Lauer family and arose early to pray for you with Lynn. We pray for you constantly and of course you are in the children's bedtime prayers as well.
Please know that when I blog that I always try to be sensitive to what you are experiencing. Yet at the same time my nature is always to be the encourager and so that is what it is.
We want you home Kit. So we will pray and beg for mercy.

With love,

Mele & Ohana

Jeri said...

Our hearts are heavy with all you're going through. You all are in our many thoughts and prayers. Thanks for being such a wonderful example of God's love.

Much love,
Cliff & Jeri

Anonymous said...

Dear kit and Shelly,
I keep thinking about the first time we met....We were on vacation in maui and had promised my brother Danny that we would meet up with you. Kit,Mikey,Rick and Ricky got together to workout at your house. You and I sat at your table and we talked about our kids. You made us feel so welcome. I remember that Shae stayed back at the condo when we went to your house. She did not meet Mikey until the following summer when he came to Oregon...I still remember Rick and Ricky talking about Kit and all the wrestling moves he knew. We left your house that day thinking "What great people!"

We too are thankful that Mikey and Shae are going home.

We love you guys...and will not stop praying for healing. Keep fighting Kit!
Rick and Vickie

Anonymous said...

Rick and I also wanted to say Thank you to Mark and Jori....we are very touched by this gift for Mikey and Shae.

Ron and Barbara said...

Kit and Shelly,
God's love shines through you, thanks for shining on us :) 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness", made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
Love you guys, Barb for both

Bryan said...

We are praying for you Kit and think about your family often.

The weather is Kihei has been really cool and with the rain we have been getting the whole island looks green. I drove up to Kapalua the other day and I was amazed how beautiful the mountains were along the way. This weekend I am going with my boys Jacy and Parker with their troop to the VFW for a camp-out with their boyscout troop.

I have moved my office back to the house and it has been pretty nice. I like that I can be available for the family more. It has been good for me to slow down and count my blessings. I am giving more time thinking. It has been doing,doing,doing for years on end. Simplifying my life and understanding the path God is sending me is where I am today.

The great thing is if it was not for my kids, I would have been still in the rat race. They brought me to Hope Chapel, because they wanted to spend a Friday night at Tween. I thought they were crazy...God definitely has other plans.

Once again I ramble on, but I just wanted you to know your touch and words did not go un-noticed. That is pretty good considering I am a poor listener (that is what my wife says anyways).

Take care Kit and we will be seeing you soon.


Anonymous said...

Kit and Shelly:
You are in our thoughts and prayers. YOu are such great warriors - Kit ever so strong in your faith no matter what. Shelly the woman of courage standing by her husband for better or worse. You two are such an example to the rest of us of what true Christianity is all about! We love you so very much and will continue to knock on heavens door for Kit's healing.
The Zautner Ohana

lorensaved77 said...

Dear Kit and Shelly
I'm so sorry you have to endure this horrific trial.We will pray for a good night's rest and that the Hallucinations would stop in the name of Jesus! All infections clear of your body and that you regain your strength to come home!
Keep on fighting Kit! We want to see you back on Maui as much as I know you want to be here!
Love you guy's and thanks for keeping us posted, Shelly Peace and Courage for you as well, as I know you are being drained and pulled in so many directions...Sweet dreams my friends
Love you dearly

Anonymous said...

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God, making mention of you,(Kit and Shelly)always in my prayers,
Hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints,
For we have great JOY and consolation in your love, because the HEARTS OF THE SAINTS have been touch and refreshed by you...Kit and Shelly.

As I read those verses was exactly what I want to tell you both.Love you guys so much and we are praying for a good night of rest!!
In Christ,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful song. It was so Hope Chapel and I shut my eyes while listening to it. My prayers are so intent on the Lauer family. I just pray that you had a peaceful night with much needed rest for both you Kit and Shelly.
Nick and Sharon