Dad’s update for 03/04/2022 – God of Possible

Elizabeth is still down in Cincinnati and I just returned from visiting.  Every virus etcetera that they normally test for has been negative.  Her temperature has returned to normal and she is feeling much better.  Why the fever?  Who knows?  But such is not unusual after a transplant and, more importantly, she’s better now.  The one thing holding her in the hospital now is that ‘maybe-it’s-a-clot’ thing in her heart at the end of her port.  There seems to be great debate about what it is and what it could be, and about what if anything should be done about it.  They might want to do an MRI of her heart (rarely done) but they’re not sure yet and also need to talk get appropriate approvals from the insurance company.  So, we wait.  There was/is a chance they would/will be released home temporarily tonight/tomorrow while the details are worked out.  Not so tonight.  We’ll see how tomorrow goes.

Meanwhile, a usual, my 4-hour round trip was filled with lots of great music from and lots of devotional-type thinking about healing, life, and stuff.  I got double dose refrains of Weary Traveler (see 10/15/2021 blog post) and Promised Land (10/30/2021).  And late on the return trip, Jesus Is Coming Back by Jordan Feliz ( got my blood pumping, especially in light of the events in the world over the last week and years.  But it was In Jesus’ Name (God of Possible) by Katy Nichole ( that I felt God wanted me to focus on tonight.  First, it makes me reflect thankfully again on all of those who are prayerfully supporting us.  But, more importantly, I want to reflect it back out on those who may read this later and may be suffering through a similar situation with someone they love.  I know not everyone who reads this will be a Christian.  For those especially, I want to offer the words of this song as my prayer over you and your loved one.  And I further pray that, especially when you are hurting, that you would consider that “God so loved [YOU] that he gave his one and only Son.  Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIRV with my slight modification).  And that Son, Jesus, wants to comfort you and bear your burden and hurt.  God doesn’t promise to rescue us instantly from every bad situation.  But He does promise that “…God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6b (NIV).  Jesus wants you to let Him go through this with you.  I pray you will let Him.

Elizabeth Burger

Delaware, OH

Transplant Type: Liver

Transplant Status: Transplanted

Goal: $50,000.00

Raised: $17,100 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 38 contributors

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