Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I carried a carton of water out of the drugstore to the car on Christmas Eve. I am thinking I must have strained my back then. It didn't show up until yesterday when I sat on the floor ~ must have been the position I was in. Whatever.... it hurts and I am not moving about well at all. No telling how long this will last. I know better than to lift heavy things. I did this before ~ lifting heavy boxes during our move. It took several days for my back to feel normal again. So, I wait and hope it stops screaming soon!!!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
This Christmas, I wish you abundant blessings, love, and joy. Cherish the time you spend with your loved ones celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.
JOY TO THE WORLD! THE LORD HAS COME!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! ♥ audrey
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
It was a long, long day and evening. Patrick went into surgery at 3:30. I was told 1:30, so when I still had no news at 8:45, I was very, very nervous. To make a long story short, I got news at about 9:45 that the surgery was over and Patrick had been taken to the ICU. The Dr. was pleased with how things went. He reinforced Patrick's bypasses from 8 years ago and he did the two new bypasses. At the start of surgery, Patrick's heart was only being provided 15% blood and oxygen. After surgery, it was up to 45% and by the time healing is complete, the Dr. said it should be 100%.
It was a long, agonizing day, but all is well, and our family has received the best Christmas gift ~ Patrick.
Thank you, my friends, for your concern and your prayers. I will not forget your thoughtfulness in my time of need.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Patrick's surgery is scheduled for early this afternoon. It helped me so much to talk with him this weekend. I am overwhelmed with how many friends are thinking good thoughts and praying for him. I thank you and Patrick thanks you. I feel in my heart that he is going to be ok.
I haven't been posting much else but news on him. His plight has been heavy on my heart and I have been trying to prepare for Casey and Amanda's arrival. It will be good to have them near.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Patrick called me this morning from the hospital in Texas. It was SO good to hear his voice. We talked for quite a while and he explained exactly what the surgeon has to do and why they couldn't do it via the heart cath. He has two blockages and one is in a very dangerous area ~ in the main artery at the top of the heart and very close to the heart. So, Monday they will do the open heart surgery and he will then have a lengthy recovery period. I felt so much better after talking to him and hearing his positive attitude. I talked with him again early this evening and I will talk with him again tomorrow. They are giving him a special medication to keep his blood thin so he will not bleed during the surgery.
Again, I want to thank each of you for your prayers. I appreciate it SO much as I truly believe in the power of prayer.
Friday, December 18, 2009
He did not have open heart surgery today as we originally thought he was going to. The surgeon that he wants was not available until Monday or Tuesday. So, he is in the hospital with monitors on, waiting. It is going to be a long weekend and a tense beginning to the week.
Thank you, everyone, so much for the prayers and concern. After many tears and a very upsetting day, I have put this outcome in God's hands. I believe He will help Patrick through this.
My son and his fiance are coming on Monday from South Carolina to have our early Christmas celebration. Patrick's surgery will be heavy on my mind, but I will be happy to be with my son and Amanda again.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
My dear Friends,
I would like to ask a favor of you. Could you please take a minute today to say a little prayer asking that my brother's heart procedure goes well tomorrow? He had open heart surgery 8 years ago and he has some blockage that needs tended to. Tomorrow they will do a heart cath to see what they can do to remove the blockage. He lives in Texas, so I can't be there with him. I will be here praying and if you pray, too, I'm sure the good Lord will listen.
Thanks so much. I love him dearly and hate that he has to go through this. On Saturday, I will let you know that the doctors were successful in removing the blockage.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.