Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Esther 4:16 - A Call for a Fast

Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
We started Dillon on the collic medicine yesterday. So far I am not seeing any improvement. The doctor said to give it 5-7days. I am asking everyone who reads this to pray and consider joining Josiah and I in a fast. We am praying for several things:
  1. If it might be God's will that this would in deed be collic and clear up before Monday (which would be day 7)
  2. If it does not go away, that God would give Josiah and I and the Doctors special wisdom in deciding what the next step should be so Dillon doesn't have to go for any unnecessary tests. I have a feeling their next step is going to be EEGs to see if it is seizures - which will probably mean being admitted into the hospital again for at least a day or two.
  3. I am not praying for everything with Dillon to get better (for him to be 100% healed with no effects of the brain damage anymore) - I know that isn't God's Will for his life. However, I am praying that we might be able to figure out this one issue so Dillon will not be in what appears to be pain all the time.

Now, my Pastor has advised me that he does not think it is wise for me to fast from food since I am pregnant. I put out his advice to you: if you are pregnant, have heart problems, diabeties, liver problems, etc. then a food fast probably isn't a good idea. BUT - you can fast from something else like I am going to do. I believe I will give up the computer, right now I am thinking from Thursday until at least Monday (when the next step will need to be taken if this has not cleared up). I have a Pastor's Wife who has a special place in her heart for special needs kids and some experiencing in helping families coming from Maryland to visit with Dillon and I tomorrow so that is why I will wait until Thursday. You don't need to respond to this, if you feel God isn't leading you to fast over this that is fine, but I would just like to ask as many christians to bring this matter before God and "show" Him how serious our requests are to us. Thank you!

3 comments:

Abbi said...

We will pray that you find some answers to help Dillon feel better!

Nicole Bartolozzi (Uveges) said...

Tiffany,

I do not know all of Dillon's troubles but if it is colic in all honesty ask the doctor if he could see a chiropractor. Hannah (my daughter who is now 2 months old) had colic and it was unbearable. She would scream non stop and I felt so bad. I took her to my chiropractor to ask for some advice (since he has 3 kids) and he was able to adjust her back and she has not had any issues since and it has been almost a month with no more screaming and a much more calm and happier baby! It worked for Hannah... It couldn't hurt to ask if it would maybe help.

Tiffany said...

Oh wow, hi Nicole! It took me a minute to read it close enough to see wgo wrote. :-) How did you find my blog? When did you get married? My email is hediedforus1015@aol.com Oh, Dillon does see a chiro, he has since we brought him home, but I think this is something else. I'm not sure...