The Leedahls Update – Nov. 18, 2014

Jon had a rough day. His left leg, operated on only yesterday, was manipulated for X-rays. A few hours later a new cast was put on to protect and immobilize his foot, but it put painful pressure on the back of his leg, which was very sore from surgery. To provide relief, they split the cast. An hour later they replaced his leg brace, thigh to ankle. Ouch, ouch, ouch.Leedahls - 111814

The nurse started Jon on a second strong narcotic infusion (he already has morphine on demand) to control his pain level. Shortly afterwards the surgeon came in and rather abruptly extended the leg from a 30 degree bend to zero. Horrible pain for Jon. He struggled all day with pain. Please pray that he will have relief from pain.

However, there were several bright spots. Larry Nicholson of MAF spent several hours with Jon. He brought gifts for everyone and a suitcase full of Christmas presents that had been sent ahead from the states.

Another bright spot was the arrival of Adie and the children. They’d had a great second day at the zoo, this time posing for a photo with a gentle koala bear. After the zoo, Adie took them to swim in the beautiful, wildly popular, man-made lagoon near the hospital.

Mail is always a bright spot in the day. Jon appreciates the encouraging cards and notes. Their value to Jon and Adie cannot be over estimated.

And so another day ends. Another day closer to Jon walking again. Another day in which we praise God for His infinite love and care. And in the morning …

“Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8

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10 thoughts on “The Leedahls Update – Nov. 18, 2014

  1. Donna Burns

    “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” Matthew 11:29
    I can not imagine what you are all going through, but know that I am praying for you.

  2. Margaret

    Rough days come and go, remember God is with your family and all the people who are praying for you will see you through the rough times. My morning was mildly rough with cat,Casey, chewing on my hair at 5 a.m. to be fed! It is a cool cloudy day, but this week end we are going to warm up to 35 degrees plus, which will take care of the little snow on the ground. I wish I could have joined you on your trip to the zoo. I love zoos, just not the reptile house. Years ago we took my grandson to the zoo and he dropped his hat in the snow monkey pit, funny watching the monkies take turns wearing his hat.

  3. THE LORD is your joy and strength! May HIS peace reign over and over again. Amen!
    The Peters Family
    “In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incliine your ear to me, and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I can continually come. you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.” Psalm 71: 2-3

  4. Gretchen

    Praying for you all. Praying for Jon’s pain level and that he will have relief soon.
    If you have time, you may want to listen to Tullian Tchividjian on the websit (Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church) under sermons choose his Job series. The introduction alone is really good.
    Praying for encouragment and strength.

  5. Sue Cornelius

    Praying for pain relief and strength to get you through it. I look forward to your updates and truly appreciate them. So many ups and downs for you but always see you smiling.

  6. Patricia Hodge

    Praying for pain to subside. Breaks my heart to know you are in such pain. Gods blessings on you and your family. Praying Gods miracle of healing for you. What an inspiration you and Adie are to everyone.

  7. Mary

    Praying for Jon as he deals with this pain, praying for relief for him. God is faithful!

    Blessings from Texas!

  8. Lisa Schroeder

    It’s amazing how God puts things in perspective. . . .I was complaining about leg cramps from shoveling snow here in Michigan just prior to reading your update.
    Prayers for Jon and the pain he is enduring, for strength for his wife and family as they see him in pain and for those who meet them, that they be a testimony of God’s unfailingly faithfulness in ALL circumstances!

  9. Donna Gerst

    My prayer time for all of you has opened up some things with the holy spirit’s guidance. Today the joy of the Lord came in and cleansed. Your family is very important to God and prayers lifted on your behalf are being blessed supernaturally. Thank you for allowing us to be touched by God.

  10. Darlene Cormicle

    Jon and family
    Remembering you daily with prayers

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