Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Update from David

Aloha to our Ohana,

Yesterday was a day of transition.  With Theresa proving that she could breath successfully through the trach collar for 36 hours non-stop and not strain herself too much in the process, the ventilator became unnecessary.  So we bid farewell and thank you to this life-support system that played an important role in Theresa's healing for the past 3 1/2 weeks.  While the machine supplied the oxygen, heated water vapor and steady rhythm, I want to thank our Lord for providing His healing breath of life.  Some nurses in the ICU have referred to Theresa as their miracle gal and while that is a strong word to use, the evidence certainly points in that direction.  Every major complication that Theresa endured was cured by medical intervention or by itself (God's healing energy.)  And having spent more time in ICUs than I care to recall, what I've learned is that even with all of these marvels of medical technology, in the end it is still God's will that prevails.

Cousin Darien also returned for a visit yesterday and while performing the healing touch service, she noticed an improvement in Theresa's aura from the previous Thursday.  Other than the concern from one nurse that Theresa keeps her eyes closed throughout the day and night (she only opened them briefly for me, Darien, the OT/PT therapists and Chaplain Angela) all is going well.  As previously mentioned, I'm not concerned that Theresa isn't opening her eyes regularly and interacting with those in the room.  She's receiving God's healing power and directing her energies to those areas that need it the most.  So if putting some of her senses on hold aids in the healing, then I say this doctor knows best.

Following the morning rounds, Theresa's condition was upgraded to floor status, which means the critical care physicians believe Theresa's vitals have improved to the point that she no longer requires round-the-clock intensive care.  This also puts into motion the process to transfer Theresa out of the ICU when a bed becomes available in the respiratory care unit.  And as if by clockwork or divine will (no sense denying that God has a hand in these things,) a room opened up late last night and just like that, Theresa and I bid farewell and thank you to the staff of the 4C Surgical ICU.  But don't worry, we'll be back to visit when Theresa is well enough and this time there will be plenty of Coco Puffs for everyone.

A heartfelt thank you to all of our friends for your continued prayers.  I'd like to especially thank those that have shown their support through donations of time, meals, groceries, services, gift cards and contributions made through the blogsite at or the Friends of Dr. Theresa Wang fund at First Hawaiian Bank.  While it is impossible to pay all of you back properly, I believe that living our lives in praise of our Heavenly Father is the best way to show our gratitude.


P.S.  The new mailing address is: Queen's Medical Center, QET Unit 9D - Theresa Wang, 1301 Punchbowl St, Honolulu, HI 96813. As this is still a respiratory care unit, gifts of flowers or plants are not allowed.  Get well cards, e-mails and prayers take up the least space here.

1 comment:

  1. God Bless! I was just reading this:
    Abdu'l-Bahá said: "There is but one power which heals -- that is God. The state or condition through which the healing takes place is the confidence of the heart. By some this state is reached through pills, powders, and physicians. By others through hygiene, fasting, and prayer. By others through direct perception."