When it rains it pours!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I usually try to post a positive blog. Tonight I am asking for prayers.

Today DH went to the orthopedic doc about the infection in his elbow. He has been on antibiotic for 2 weeks now. It took one week for his insurance to respond and okay the referral that the doctor made. Today when the doctor looked at his arm and the infection, he immediately said., "we are doing surgery tomorrow morning." So by 10:30 tomorrow he is to have surgery on his elbow. He will make about an 8" incision, drain the infection, repair the dead tissue, etc. The positive is that he seems to know exactly what needed to be done and is not waiting for anymore insurance approval, etc. I will be grateful for it to be taken care of.

So when we got home tonight, my son had called to say my DIL was taken to emergency around 6. She has a disection in one of the minor arteries in her neck. They are keeping her overnight to monitor her BP, give her blood thinner and do an MRI tomorrow. She came home from a day at school with neck pain, then her eye sight was not good. Right now her vision is still not good. They have ruled out stroke and a few other things. Not sure if this is related to migraines she sometimes gets. My DIL is only 35 and the mother of two ages 2 years and 10 years old. They live in the same town we live in. I am not able to help with the GC because of DH's surgery tomorrow.

Interesting that today's scripture reading focused on endurance and faith in all situations. The message was that when we see hard times, or stressful situations, these experiences can be both a cross and an opportunity. These experiences deepen our faith and trust in God. Our faith calls us to endure and to trust that our loving Father is involved and HOPE is always appropriate. I will use this message to be with me as I face the day ahead.

Thank you to all who read this blog and offer prayers for my family.
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    Sending prayers your way that all goes well for DH & DIL. God Bless!
    3992 days ago
    Sending a prayer up for you and your whole family, that God will watch over you and for his healing touch. emoticon
    3995 days ago
    Seems like so very much to be dealing with but God will see you all through it. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope things look brighter tomorrow after the surgery. Take care.

    3996 days ago
    Good title for your blog! You've got that right! I'm praying for you every day and hope you gets some positive news soon on all fronts! Hugs

    3996 days ago
    Thank you all for your caring support and prayers. I will post a follow up blog to let you know what is happening. emoticon emoticon
    3996 days ago
  • JD394471
    I am sorry.
    will be praying for both of them.
    3996 days ago
    Prayers are going up for you and yours.
    3996 days ago
    Marilyn, you sure have a full plate at the moment, but glad they were able to schedule the surgery so quickly and trust all will be fine shortly. Prayers for all of you - especially your DIL, that's not a fun thing to be facing! Are they considering cleaning the artery out? I know my first husband had to have both carotid arteries cleaned out.....he'd also had minor strokes from that. God bless you and give you the strength you need - sometimes it's harder for the one doing the worrying and caring than the one going through it!!
    3996 days ago
    Oh my.

    Sorry to hear of the troubles you're dealing with lately.

    Hope you get to see your son and DIL soon!

    3996 days ago
  • ANU_20
    I happened to come across your blog through my Friend feed. I'm sorry you are going through this difficult situation but I also have complete faith that things will be fine for you very soon. Your family will be in my prayers. God Bless!
    3997 days ago
  • KOMAL53
    Praying for your Family-----at such times it is the depth and strength of the Faith we keep that makes us go on!!!Rely on Him and everything will be fine-----God Bless you all and tide your Family over this crisis. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3997 days ago
    Praying things will improve for these family members, and that you will experience God's peace, comfort and strength.
    3997 days ago
    Marilyn, my heart goes out to you. Will keep you all in my prayers.

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    3997 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear about ur DIL...what a young age to have stroke....I will pray for ur family...
    3997 days ago
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    I'm sorry for what you're going through and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated on how DH and DIL are doing.
    3998 days ago
    Marilyn, I pray God wraps you in his loving embrace and surrounds your with faith, love, mercy and grace. In 2 Peter it says, "By his wounds, we are healed." As you go through today-claim that healing for your husband and your DIL. I will stand in agreement with you.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon May His love brighten your day!
    3998 days ago
    You certainly have had another stressful day. My heart goes out to you. I will keep both your husband and DIL in my prayers and you, too! Please keep us posted on both of them.
    3998 days ago
    so sorry your going thru this!!!
    3998 days ago
  • TYPEP23456
    I'm so sorry to hear about the hard times you are going through. You are right...when it rains it pours...but God will never test us above what we can handle. I pray that God will give you peace and that you will feel His presence with you.

    3998 days ago
    You can be assured that you and your family are in my prayers. God is faithful to meet us when we face difficult times; I pray that you will sense His presence with you throughout the days ahead and for good news for both your husband and your DIL.

    3998 days ago
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