We know many of you have been praying for Ruth and Earl, Joel’s mother and father, and their recent medical concerns, so we wanted to provide a little bit of an update to let you know what has been happening with them.
Only July 6th, Earl had a hip replacement performed and everything went smoothly. He was done with the surgery in 1 hour and 45 minutes. This time he was out the hospital within two days and has had pretty much no complications. He is still experiencing quite a bit of pain and discomfort but very little as what could be. He is moving around the house on crutches and everyday there is progress in his mobility and recovery. Thank you so much for you prayers!
We received an email today from Ruthie and this is what she had to say: “I had my third VitaStim treatment today. I ended up swallowing about 5 ounces of water, a 1/2 teaspoon at a time at intervals. It is going to take a while, hopefully I can keep progressing.”
Praise the Lord! Though it is not a large quantity, nor with great ease, through the electric stimulus treatment, she has begun swallowing!!! Praise the Lord! Please continue to pray that this will continue to get better and better as she continues the treatment.
Again, thank you all so very much for your prayers. We know that God is alive and at work in the lives of Joel’s parents.