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Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Update on Sarah's Mom
Sarah's mom is going to have a pacemaker put in tomorrow morning. Should take about an hour and then a day of observation. Hopefully she will be home Friday but will need someone to stay around and help out for a few days. Don't know what the boys and I will do. I didn't bring all of our homeschool books with us and we really can't miss another week of therapies. So, we'll probably go home early next week. Thanks for all of your prayers. I'll update on everything tomorrow.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Trying to get back to some normalcy!
Topic: Compassion International
After the events of the last couple of weeks, I've decided it's time to try to get back to some normalcy in my life. I know that there are folks that have been reading this blog and praying for my family and the different situations. I really appreciate all of your prayers. But, it's time to try to get back into a routine. I need to write more about outside things and stop focusing on myself.
What better way to get your focus off of yourself than to think about others that are far less fortunate. And, is there a better organization to do that than Compassion International?
Here's a short video that talks about an aspect of Compassion International that most folks don't know about - their Leadership Development Program (LDP). Compassion takes the brightest students that have gone through their program and invites them to apply for the LDP program in which Compassion will help pay the LDP students way through college. College is something that would be unheard of for most kids that come from the areas where Compassion works but not with the kids that Compassion works with. Take a look at this video done by the 1000th student to graduate through the LDP program. If you wish to know more about Compassion International or the LDP program just click on one of the hi-lighted links above.
Monday, 21 February 2011
Update on Sarah's Mom and Thanks for All of Your Prayers
I think I missed posting yesterday. Oh well. With everything that's happened the past couple of weeks it really doesn't seem so important to make sure I post something every day.
Sarah's mom is still in the hospital. They've put her on some new medicine and they are going to do more tests tomorrow and shock her heart back into rhythm. If everything works then they may let her come home tomorrow. If it doesn't, they may have to put in a pacemaker. Thank you for your continued prayer. It's not open heart surgery, but a pacemaker still sounds a little scary.
I finally made it to Sarah's mom and grandma's house after John Allen's bout with sickness on Saturday night. We rested Sunday and then got up this morning, packed, and drove the hour and a half to Oak Ridge. Had a good visit with Mom in the hospital and then a good time out with Sarah and the boys for supper and a trip to our favorite place - Wal Mart - for groceries. It was good and very therapeutic to be together as a family. The boys and I have Granny duty tomorrow while Sarah stays with Mom for her tests and procedure. I'll keep you all posted. Again, thank you so much for your prayers.
Saturday, 19 February 2011
Update on the Family
Mood: not sure
The Dr. said that Sarah's mom's heartrate was very abnormal. It increases and decreases at times when it should be regular. They are going to try a new medicine and if that doesn't work they may have to put in a pacemaker. Please continue to pray.
In the meantime, we thought we were on the mend from the flu, until this evening. John Allen has begun to throw up. Previously we have just had aches, pains and congestion. This is something new. We have had a busy day, so I am praying that it is just from all of the activity. Please pray for that as well.
Friday, 18 February 2011
And so my week continues...
Mood: not sure
Today was to have been a turning point. We are finally on the mend from the flu and we wanted to have a family day after an extremely stressful week. We had gotten our income tax return and I desperately needed a new laptop computer. I'm sure many of you will recall the many problems I have had with my old one over the past couple of years. We decided to all go out for lunch as well. It was a good day. A relaxing day. We had even planned to go away for a couple of days next week. Just go to a hotel with a hot tub and an indoor pool. Just to chill and relax. It was almost all planned. Until the phone call.
Sarah's mom called. She has been having heart problems for quite a few months and has been wearing one of those heart monitors that send a feed into the Drs. office. Well, the Dr. saw something he didn't like and ordered Mom to the hospital immediately. We rushed home, and Sarah quickly packed and left for Oak Ridge. The boys and I might follow in a day or two depending on how things go.
Thanks for all of your prayers. Please continue. We are very stressed but the Lord has been gracious to us. Pray for Sarah's mom. Pray that they will be able to regulate whatever is going on without any surgery or serious procedures. Again, thanks for all of your prayers. God Bless!