Saturday, November 7, 2009

Micah's grandma needs your prayers...

A few weeks ago I blogged about my mom, Marilyn, and how she had to be taken to the hospital. Unfortunately the situation is not over. My mom is very private about her health so I'm going to try to honor that while calling all our family and friends to pray.

At the end of September my mom had bariatric surgery that was necessary due to her diabetes. She has never recovered. The first 2 weeks she was back in the hospital 2 times. We have been battling dehydration and and malnourishment ever since. She has not been able to regain her strength. This last Tuesday she was taken back to the hospital. Since Tuesday she has been through another round of testing. This time the doctors found a large amount of infection surrounding her surgery that was only detected by a CAT scan. They have done a procedure to drain that infection and are going in again today to install a drain to continue that process. She will be in the hospital for at least 2-3 days. She will be going home with an IV for nutrition. She is only allowed to take liquids by mouth to take her needed medications.

As I'm sure you can imagine. She is very discouraged. We are all weary but hopeful that the latest findings will be the what helps her turn around. The last 5 weeks have been a roller coaster. We would appreciate your prayers. I am praying she can recover and feel like she can enjoy the holidays and her new grandson. She loves this season and it's hard for her to have to be missing out on so much. We also need her to be better since we will be leaving the country in a short time. We have plenty of family and friends who can help with the girls. We would just feel better to know she is definitely recovering. It seems like every time we think it's going to get better it turns and gets worse.

Please Pray for:
-The doctors to see what they need to, fix what's broken and to have steady hands in the process, all with wisdom and discernment.
-Her body to be strengthened and heal.
-The pain to be managed and gone.
-Her to be encouraged.
-My dad to get the rest he needs.
-My mom's work to be taken care of.
-Peacefulness for all of us.

Thank you so much for your prayers. We appreciate them greatly.