Matt Update, July 6, 2009

by claudia

Matt's surgery this morning went well and the surgeon was pleased with what he saw. The mix of drugs keeps Matt in a haze but during our evening visit he seemed a little more alert and squeezed each of our hands a few times. He will be going back for more surgery on Wednesday so the doctors can keep a good watch on the wounds and hopefully stay ahead of any infection and we expect him to remain in the ICU through this week.

We received a package today from my Uncle John and Aunt Miriam which contained Holy Water from Lourdes and St. Ann's Oil for anoiting of the sick. We blessed Matt with the Holy Water and anoited him with the oil while praying for him tonight in his room. We definitely believe in the power of prayer and know that all the prayers being offered on his behalf have sustained him so far.