*updates as of mid-afternoon, via Facebook…
From his daughter, Megan Kunkler: Dad got his respirator out this morning and they’ve backed off the sedative. He’s waking up, communicating, recognizing us, squeezing hands, doing thumbs up, telling us where it hurts, and remembering…. Praise Jesus that he’s here with us! What a gift to see him hold mom’s hand and see her for the first time in 3 days… So thankful!!!
From his daughter, Joy Patton: … they took out the breathing tube, which is a MAJOR answer to prayer. He is off the sedatives and looking good. When we were telling him the story of what happened, he just whispered, “Wow!” He definitely knows who we are and what’s going on. Everything is looking good. Glory to God!
Ron Boehm, Grace Brethren pastor and church-planter coach, continues to recover in a Cleveland hospital following surgery to repair a ruptured abdominal aneurysm. Here’s an update posted on Facebook this morning by his wife, Chery.
Day Five (10/27) The song in my mind as I awoke this morning: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies they never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord. Great is Thy faithfulness!” I bet somebody out there is praying that reminder into me right now. Many, many members — One Body! I am sensing the faithful prayers of my brothers and sisters around the world each day as my God answers with “Yes, I can do that!”
We are hoping for the needed improvement so that the ventilator can be removed from Ron today (“my guy” for 49 years!) following the surgery (actually 2 surgeries) to repair a ruptured abdominal aneurysm. I am hoping for a response from him that assures me that he recognizes me.
My kids and their spouses have been an amazing team as we work together to cover all the bases. I feel very supported and there is much harmony and freedom as we care for each detail. I am so very grateful for their presence at this time.