Monday, April 16, 2012
Britten continues to improve. He probably wore himself out talking today. He is now out of ICU. We have written a lot about miracles in the month since the accident. We are so grateful to all of those who have left such positive comments, as well as all who we know were praying, we have felt the power and support everyday. There are some of our brothers and sisters who don't believe that miracles happen today. We are all entitled to our own opinions. I have been waiting for the right time to put this on the blog. Perhaps, now is the time. When we got off the plane in Brazil we were greeted with the news that the CT scans revealed that Elder Schenk had been several days without blood-supply or oxygen to his brain. The trauma had been too massive and great. When he arrived at Einstien Hospital the Neuro- surgeon said, "why did you bring him here? There is nothing we can do for him." While I'm no expert, that is not good news. What that really meant was that there was no chance, at least medically and scientifically speaking, he couldn't survive or make any kind of recovery. Every Doctor, Surgeon, Nurse and Therapist without exception that we have met on this journey have been caring, compassionate and competent. Many of them have acknowledged Divine Intervention in Britten's case. Those who don't have the "facts," I believe, are the only ones who don't realize that we have truly witnessed miracles. For me, it is as if, He said, "Elder Schenk, take up thy bed and walk, thou hast unfinished work to do." We know that He lives! He loves all of us! He hears and answers all our prayers, in His own time and way! We are so grateful to Him for His Infinite Mercy and Miracles in Britten's behalf. Jesus Christ is our Only Hope.