One of Carol's concerns was the expenses, of course, for the ICU, etc. So, I manned up and asked finance what our hospital bill is up to today. $390,000. Even the finance person said: That's a big bill. I didn't cry or faint but just sent a prayer to the Lord. Our insurance deductible is about $9000 for family and then we pay 30% of total bill. Good news though: we pay on the "contracted" rate (which is unknown but less than the hospital bill). Bad news: they do not work with us any further than providing the "contracted rate".
I told Carol that God in His good Sovereignty allowed you to go into this terrible infection and coma. And God in His merciful Sovereignty woke you up from your coma. So, we can trust God in His caring Sovereignty to help us financially.
ON THE HOME FRONT. While the girls were at the Homeschool coop at church (Classical Conversations) and I was at the hospital with Carol, an entire army of servants came to our home and redid our entire home: (xtreme yardwork, fence work, planted my delightful garden with new plants, trimmed rose bushes and made the yard shine! And inside they cleaned a years' worth of accumulation (ever since we adopted our other 3, we have prioritized them and ministry and our home suffered in tidiness. But with this crew working today, our home looks better than when we moved in (and it is shining with love). And Rick Peterson worked so patiently for days repainting our front doors! Thank you to EVERYONE. We are so very blessed. Can't wait for Carol to see this.
My heart continues its happy beat as I think of how God has stood right there with us and continues to. Crisis is difficult, but for those who have a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, there is a very real peace and presence of God that is most precious. -Pastor Craig
Ps 41:1Blessed is she who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers her in times of trouble...The LORD will sustain her on her sickbed and restore her from her bed of illness.