When we got to the hospital this morning, Mom was sleeping and I whispered "Hi Mom" and she woke up and said, "Well Hello there!" BLESSING Haley and I looked at each other and were amazed. All tubes in the nose were gone! BLESSING She was totally breathing on her own with no oxygen aid! BLESSING The pneumonia is still there, the coughing is still there, the weakness, the dreadful Alzheimer disease, the inability to swallow correctly....BUT my mom looked 110% better to us! She had color, she talked to us, she joked a little, she ate ice chips. BLESSING We were so pleased. The lung doctor came in and said, "There's my MVP patient!...She gets the Most Improved Patient on the floor award!" He said it was good they avoided having to put her on the ventilator. BLESSING They were getting ready to move her later tonight to a room where she would be monitored closely right across from the nurses station. We ran into a friend from church who is a floor charge nurse that my mom was moving to and she didn't like the room location where my mom was to be so she got it changed so she would be right across from the nurse's station. BLESSING We will continue to pray and thank God for his control and love in this situation. I told Rodney Sunday that I'm just going to walk through this pain and worry head on with God leading me. I have to face it all and he'll get me through it.
She is not released yet but sooooooo much better and we are so thankful.
There were so many families in the waiting room experiencing the same feelings we had the days before. Those scary unknown feelings of how their loved one was doing and what lies ahead. I felt so bad for them seeing their pain and their tears. They will be in my prayers as I understand a little as to what they were feeling.
Compassion... sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it
I felt it for them and I believe that is what you must have felt for me. Thank you!
The power of prayer is an amazing gift!!
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing