I am posting from Mitchell's journal today, just copying and pasting the whole thing here. I have no answers for this, only a deep feeling of pain. My heart hurts. I don't understand, and I do realize that hope is probably what keeps us all here. We move optimistically toward what comes. Take care, and again, I request, prayers.
Mitchell’s health has declined, no longer able to swallow or eat solids/liquids. He is on a bipap breathing machine most of the day and reserves his energy on as needed basis to talk. We appreciate those wanting to visit but we are limiting visitors at the moment as Mitchell is very tired.
We continue to have hope and tell Mitchell that it's ok to feel tired and wanting to let go to the Lord. We tell Mitchell to believe that the healing is taking place even when we can't see it. Believe that God has a higher purpose for Mitchell or else he would have taken Mitchell a few weeks back when he stopped breathing and we had to call 911. Believe that Mitchell's spirit wants to stay and continue living life but his physical body is shutting down. Believe that Mitchell's emotional state will turn the corner to allow energy to begin flowing. We just keep believing.
Mitchell lives to eat, loves reading the menus, loves watching the Food Network, wants to know what’s for dinner and how you cooked it, favorite place in the house is the kitchen, has to have something sweet along with his meal, and loves food period. Yesterday, Mitchell asked this question which I did not know how to answer. Mitchell asked, "Why would God take away the thing I love most? Why would he prevent me from swallowing so I can no longer eat?" If you have an answer or explanation to tell Mitchell, please share that with him.
Man can live for about forty days without food, and about three days without water, about eight minutes without air ... but only for one second without hope.