Oh my goodness, so much has been going on with my family, so much more than I will be able to tell you, but I’ll give you a taste. My dad was in the hospital with a really bad bladder infection, we thought. It turned out he was diagnosed with Urosepsis, meaning the infection had spread to the blood stream and was life threatening. It was hard to be so far away, but my sister Sara lives across the street from my parents and my sister Miriam was there with Dad and Mom too. They were in good hands.
Then my mom’s knee began acting up making it very hard for her to walk and care for Dad. My sister Sara found out at a doctor’s appointment that she had cysts that needed to be removed as soon as possible. Miriam had spent over a week with my parents and needed to be back for work. Dad would be coming home from the hospital with my Mom and sister, who would normally care for him, not doing well either.
Friends and church family came together in a hurry to help me make arrangements for the kids. I took Faith with me and headed south to see my family. I am so thankful for everyone that has helped and prayed for our family. I have spent just over a week with them.
Dad has not improved as much as I would have liked in the time I have spent. He is still very weak, is suffering from almost non-stop hiccups, and just plain feels horrible. Mom found out she will need a partial knee replacement, but the doctor was able to give her some shots for the pain to get her through the next couple of weeks. My sister Sara came out of surgery okay. She had two large cysts removed. The doctor said it wasn’t cancer, but borderline. She will need further treatment.
Sorry I neglected my usual blog posts, but as you can see I’ve been a little busy and preoccupied. 😉 It’s been a blessing to be home at this time. My dad though in lots of pain still found time to teach us from the Bible and even dictated a message over days that my mom posted on his blog Teaching Truth Today.
With all that has been going on and wrong many have told us “When it rains it pours” and I have also thought of that often. One night my mom said the same thing and then added, “But we also have showers of blessings!” and then she listed so many ways God has worked things out the last week. So true, there are always things to be thankful for! Continued prayers for our family are much appreciated!