We are so EXCITED that Reese McClain was discharged from the hospital yesterday! I know, it’s crazy–only 4 days including surgery day! Kyle posted on Facebook: “Wednesday afternoon my daughter had open heart surgery and they stopped her heart, looked around inside, closed her hole, restarted her heart and 3 days later they sent her home. God is amazing! Glad to be home, she’s still on oxygen but doctors think she’ll wean off in next couple of weeks. Thanks everyone for all the prayers, messages, and phone calls”… We were amazed and just so thankful for God’s blessings!
The doctors planned for the unexpected with Reese because of her condition. They put a “central line” in her neck–to administer medication/fluids quickly. The doctors informed us they normally do not do this but wanted to be prepared–and they did not have to utilize the central line. They also told us to be prepared for Reese to be on the ventilator for 24 hours and it was removed 4 hours after surgery! Can you see the pattern… it gives me goose bumps… God was so in that operating room and ICU room!!! I continue to pray over Reese asking God to comfort her and surround her by angels because I believe we fight a spiritual warfare everyday! It’s a daily task of putting on the armor of truth.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
One of my best childhood friends has been by my side thru all the ups and downs this past year. Her friendship has meant the world to me and really helped deepen my relationship with Christ–I thank you Meagan for all the encouraging words! She sent me this the day after Reese’s surgery–God is with us all we just have to ask him!!!
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.