Tuesday, February 26, 2008


This evening will be exactly twenty-one days ago when catastrophic storms tore through Jackson, TN. However, we can consider that God's plan included life for Matt and many other Union students twenty-one days ago . Matt's white blood cell count is down into a normal and acceptable range as of today. This gives a credible indication that any infection has been dispatched with treatment and our prayers. Matt continues to improve his eating and the quantity of it. A team of physical therapists came to work with Matt on Monday. The therapists were able to move Matt out of the bed allowing him to sit in a chair for a while. This was a good development in Matt's recovery. Careful attention must be given to Matt's legs in the process of moving from bed to chair. Hopefully, this change of position will indirectly aid in the improvement in Matt's leg condition. Improvement of kidney function is very slight. The conundrum of kidney function and leg injury continues to be a concern for the medical staff. While Matt is taking very small steps toward improvement, we should remember David in our prayers. David has battled a cold in recent days. Let us continue to be faithful in giving a moment of prayer at noon each day on Matt's behalf. We should be cautious to not allow ourselves to become complacent in our prayer for the Kelley's. Prayers are needed for Matt's healing legs and kidneys, David's cold, Candy's rest whenever possible and Christin's abstract schedule and time at home without all members of the family in Somerville. David and Candy have also been encouraged to know that Dr. Frank Crawford has been contacting the family and tracking Matt's progress. For those who are unaware, Dr. Crawford has accepted the invitation of First Baptist of Somerville, TN to be Senior Pastor. Dr. Crawford has yet to move to Somerville. However, his ministry has already begun. Dr. Crawford will be filling First Baptist's pulpit on Sunday, March 9.


Ms Bette said...

We are still praying for all of you, and I check your blog every day to hear the latest on your progress and how the Lord is healing you. We are excited that you were able to sit for a while yesterday. Mr. Bill asks about you every day when he comes home from work. You and all the family are in our prayers and thoughts
daily. Love, Ms. Bette & Mr. Bill

New Bethel said...

Each week our church has lifted Matt and his family in prayer. We appreciate this blog. You will be in our daily prayers.

New Bethel United Methodist Church in Rossville

LA said...


I just want to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers. Everyone at my work asks about you everyday and continue to pray for you. I know you are strong and will beat this. If your family needs anything, i am always here for them.


chris p. said...

Dear Kelley Family,
Know that many people from around the US are praying for you. Thank you for keeping us informed. We are thankful for the news about Matt's bloodcount. We will keep praying.