Yesterday was pretty awful for Amos. His oxygen levels were too low. His heart rate was too high. His pain was out of control and he was vomiting uncontrollably for over an hour in the night.
I got here this morning and everything seems much better. Thank you to his sister Tracy for taking the hard shift and helping him pull out of it. All of his numbers have improved including his billiruben levels.
He has had a steady flow of visitors including a cousin who came all the way from Hawaii, friends from Idaho, family from Texas, friends from Gilbert High, our new bishop and our stake president. Not to mention his sister and his dad from out of town.
Most of his day has been just with me. He didn’t talk much but when he did it was very coherent and somewhat witty. You can tell his mind is still here with us and I know he heard the music I was playing all day because when I played Sweet Caroline he did the “Bah, bah, bah!” We listened to the entire Lamb of God cantata by Rob Gardner this morning and it brought amazing peace. An ending line has stuck in my mind all day, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress…? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us!”
Amos loves the Savior and believes strongly that he will be healed from this affliction because he still has more to do on this earth. If it were God’s will for him to pass to the other side, he would accept that mission as well.
Doctors were prepping for procedures today but said as long as his numbers stay this good, they will hold off until Monday to drain the fluid in both the lungs and the abdomen.