November 2, 2012

In the Time of Trouble ~ An Update

Howie and Austin are on their way home from Children's Hospital.
They met with two specialists this morning ~
Our cardiologist and another cardiologist who is also an electrophysiologist.
She has further training beyond cardiology.

She carefully reviewed Austin's case, 
and spent about an hour
with Austin and Howie explaining everything thoroughly to them.

What a blessing!

As I understand it, the way forward is as follows.
Austin is to continue to take the heart medication recently re-introduced.
He is to carefully listen to his heart and to go to the ER if anything 
*out of the ordinary* should happen.

Another Holter Monitor has been ordered for one month from now.
Austin's Tachycardia was detected on his most recent Holter ~ 
which was just read this week. Hence, the urgent appointments today at Children's.

Unless the LORD heals our son, a pacemaker will be required.
Timing is yet to be determined.
They like to put it off until absolutely necessary ~ It's a last resort.

The goal now is to get him stabilised.
We, of course, continue to pray for healing.
But, we know the LORD's ways often are not ours.

They are better.

The following are precious verses that the LORD used

to encourage my heart this morning as
we processed the news of Austin's need for a pacemaker.
How Great and Wonderful our Heavenly Father is!!

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

"For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion:
in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me;
He shall set me up upon a rock."

"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage,
and He shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the LORD."
~ Psalm 27 verses 1, 5 and 14 ~

May the LORD encourage you this day!

With Love, Camille


Trisha said...

Thank you for the update. Our church family continues to pray for you all, as I do, too, of course. I love you and hope to connect very soon. What a blessing it is to have a foundation built on our Lord and Savior during these times of trial. My heart just doesn't know how those without Him manage from day to day. xo

Nadine said...

Thank you for the update Camille, we shall continue to pray for your family!


~marci~ said...

Prayers come your way as you travel through this valley. God never forsakes the righteous. May you feel His hugs today. My son~about the same age as yours has leukemia, so we are traveling through a little different tunnel. I understand a mothers heart.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I will continue to pray for your precious son, as I know you are praying for mine. God is in control, hang in there my sweet friend. He is carrying you. Not for a moment has He forsaken you.

Wanting What I Have said...

Sweet friend, my heart is heavy for you all and yet, i am so thankful that our precious Heavenly Father is sovereign over all of this and I am thankful for your response. You challenge me to hold my family and the gifts the Lord has given with an open hand. Thank y'all for fleshing out the Gospel. I know the Lord is being honored and glorified. Austin - we are praying for you and we are proud of you! To God be the glory. Love to all of you!!!

Misty said...

Wonderful scripture :) You all are in our families thoughts and prayers. So thankful for the peace that God gives!
Love and prayers,

Tami said...

Friend, we are on our knees for Austin!!! Your faith and trust in the Lord is a beautiful testimony to His goodness. May you continue to bring such glory to Him in the midst of this trial. Love you!!!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Camille. My heart goes out to you. Again, your attitude is so amazing. They way you truly praise the Lord through the storms are so inspiring. Love you so much, girl! I continue to pray for Austin's healing and God's will in this matter.

Love and Hugs,

Make a Joyful Noise all ye Lands said...

Dear Camille,
I am calling our church office Monday and placing your son on our prayers list.
This is a difficult trial for all of you and I our hearts are with you..
We are gaathering this morning and lifting Austin and your fmaily up in prayer. May prayers of His people and the Relationship Your family has with the Lord be a deep source of hope and strength..
May the Lord conintue to provide skill to the physicians as they treat Ausitn.


PippaDavies said...

Praying for Austin Camille. Having faith is an amazing and wonderful blessing in times of struggle. It sounds like you are receiving very good care. I am praying for a miracle that God would reverse these symptoms, stabilise Austin and give him good health again. Much love and blessings to you and your family! Blessings

Camille said...

Dear Trisha ~ Oh my I hear you on that!! How do people cope without the LORD?? How precious it is that we are not without HIM, and never will be! What a hope we have in HIM!! Yes, we must connect very, very soon! Love to you!!

Dear Nadine ~ Thank you for your continued prayers my friend...what a blessing you are to me!

Dear Marci ~ Thank you for taking the time to encourage my heart here and thank you too for your prayers. May the LORD give you much grace and strength as you travel a valley of your own! We will pray for you and your son as a family today.

Dear Stacie ~ Yes, my friend. Your words are true. There is not a moment that the LORD will forsake HIS own!! Thank you for your sweet encouragement and for your prayers for us. Continuing to lift you and your family up to the LORD as well.

Dear Jennifer ~ How encouraging your words are! Thank you for pointing my heart to our Precious Saviour!! How Great HE is!! And, yes...Sovereign...oh, the joy of it! Thank you also for addressing's precious.

Dear Misty ~ Yes, is a wonderful thing to know the peace and presence of the LORD at such a time as this. HE truly is Precious!! May the LORD bless you in your family as well. Praying for you this day.

Dear Tami ~ May the LORD be glorified. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sweet and steadfast friendship. I appreciate you!

Dear Jackie ~ We serve and amazing God. HE does all things well. What a blessing it is to rest in that!! Thank you for being a sweet encouragement to my heart my friend. Hugs to you!

Dear Virginia ~ How precious it is to know that believers whom we have never met are lifting our family and our son up in prayer!! It truly is a privilege to belong to the Family of our Great God!! Thank you for your continued encouragement at this is a blessing to my heart!

Dear Pippa ~ Thank you for lifting our family up in prayer my friend. What a blessing it is to know that you are! May the LORD bless you all as well.

In HIS Love,

Heather said...

But, we know the LORD's ways often are not ours...They are better.

It's this truth that is sustaining you and allowing your readers to build their faith with Austin's story. You are a blessing. Praying for HEALING!

Love, Heather

Lisa said...

Continuing to pray for Austin...Our hearts go out to you! Sending much love your way :)

Unknown said...

Praying daily for Austin. I have lived with Tachychardia for 15 years now, mine obviously isn't as severe as Austin's is, but I know how much it wears a person out. I can just imagine how drained he is.

Those verses in from Psalm 27 are some that I have been clinging to lately, also. So powerful!

Love you, my friend, and praying for you, too!

His bondservant said...


I too am praying for your son's healing. God does work in mysterious ways…sometimes He heals with no other means, other times He uses doctors. Praying that our Jehovah Rapha heals Austin completely without intervention. But, if not, praying for the doctor's wisdom and hands when and if he must face this surgery. Praying for God's peace for your family. I can only imagine the heartache you feel at times. But, I am so thankful that you know the One who heals hearts as well. Tell Austin he has a family praying for him in Oklahoma! Love to you all!

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ How precious it is to know that God's people are praying. Thank you so much for being part of this my friend! HE is so Good to us!! Love to you!

Dear Lisa ~ Thank you my sweet friend. The LORD is truly Good. Always!

Dear Jenn ~ And now I learn something new about you!! I will be thinking of you in this regard and praying for you too my friend. Thank you for sharing a little more of your life with me. It's a blessing to know you. Thank you for praying for Austin!

Dear Jackie ~ How lovely it is to belong to the Family of our Great God! Yes, indeed...HE is able to do above what we ask or think! Thank you so much for praying my are a blessing!

Much Love to you each one!

Hopes Handcrafts said...

I am so sorry for this turn of events, Camille {{hugs}} My eldest daughter was born with SVT (Supra Ventricular Tachycardia) and though not as life threatening as in Austin's was still pretty scary! God has been faithful through it all though and I know He has Austin in the Palm of His Hand too.

Thinking of you and praying for God's Peace and Assurance to fill your hearts and minds as you keep stayed in Him.

Patty said...

Camille, I am praying for you and your family. May God's peace rest upon you all.

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

Great verses indeed to cling to during this trial and waiting and hope for healing of Austin. Keep focused on the Lord and just loving each other through all this. Be strong and remember, God will never leave you nor forsake you. Have a good week in the Lord, my friend!

Taylor Wise said...

I am praying for you Camille, your family, and your boy. You sound like you are doing well and trusting in Him, which is so difficult and wonderful all at the same time. His ways are not our ways. But he will lead you through it all. Praying for comfort, peace, and wisdom.

Camille said...

Dear Julia ~ Thank you for your kind and encouraging words my friend. Yes, indeed...anything with our children and their health can be frightening...thank you for sharing some of your own history with that! What a blessing to know that you have walked a similar path and that you knew the LORD's hand upon you! HE truly is Good!

Dear Patty ~ Thank you so much my friend. What a blessing to know that you are lifting us up in prayer. God is Good!

Dear Becky ~ Thank you for reminding me of the promises that are ours in the LORD...what a blessing it is to belong to HIM! Have a wonderful week too my friend.

Dear Taylor ~ Your sweet words are a blessing to my heart...thank you! I know you have had to depend on the LORD through your own set of trials...what a blessing it is to know that you speak from experience. How Wonderful our LORD is!

Many Blessings,

Make a Joyful Noise all ye Lands said...

Hello Camille,
I just wanted to let you know I placed your son on our prayer list at church.
We pray with you and your family as one in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jill said...

Thank you for the update as I have been continuing to pray. I hope the medicine can help him and he can avoid the pacemaker as much as possible. The one good thing is Dr's know more about the heart now then most other organs. I pray they find the right solutions for him and bring your family peace of mind.
Sending big hugs!!


Camille said...

Dear Virginia ~ Thank you so much my friend! What a sweet thing it is to know that the LORD people are praying!! We do appreciate you adding us to your prayer chain...please thank your church family for us!!

Dear Jill ~ The LORD's ways truly are best. Thank you so much for your sweet encouragement and for your friendship. I appreciate you!

With Love,

Sandy said...

Dear Camille,
Thanks for the update.
What a blessing is it to be encouraged and rest in the Word of God. We will continue to pray for you all! Looking forward to seeing you soon. Hugs!
Love in Christ,

Heather said...

How are things, Camille?
Praying all is well.

Camille said...

Dear Sandy ~ Thank you so much for your prayers my friend! What a blessing to my heart!! Yes, our visit is coming up really quickly...we're looking forward to it too. :)

Dear Heather ~ Thank you for checking in with us my are a blessing! Austin has been gradually improving over the last week. He is still weak and must take things at a slower pace than a typical teenager, but there is improvement...we are truly thankful! I must do an update to that effect...sorry for neglecting to do it thus far. I appreciate your prayers and the prayers of all the LORD's people. He sustains and continually gives grace. What a blessing it is to know that our times are in HIS hands!!

Many Blessings and with love!