Monday, November 23, 2009

Making the Long Story Short

The past several days have been crazy with my Daddy. The pain got worse on Friday. We went to the eye doctor since that's where it was and then to the primary care physician. We found out that his sed rate had been off in the ER, but they chose to ignore it. The short of it is that he is having a biopsy on Wednesday to see if they can detect Trigeminal Neuralgia. Inflammation in the blood vessels in the temple. Daddy is off of his Coumadin and Aspirin for 5 days for the surgery.....that is not good as his heart needs those to stay in rhythm. WE should have the results next week. I am asking for prayer once again.

He has been on a steroid dose pack for 5 days and was taken off today, due to orders from the pathologist. It seems to be helping to keep the pain to a minimum.

I am absolutely exhausted. We were at the surgeon office and the hospital for pre admission testing from 11am until 6pm.

Oh and did I mention that I am cooking Thanksgiving for my parents and our little family? My Mom is pitiful, she is so tired and sad and maybe depressed. One of her brothers is too sick for open heart surgery and the other found out last week he also has a heart issue and prostate cancer.

I will be fine, but sometimes it is nice just to have you to take care of. It looks like I am in full swing of care taking for everyone again. I am making it better than I was but still uncomfortable and cannot bend, stoop or lift over 5#. GRRRRRR!

God is good and i will be fine with his help. Thank you for your prayers. I covet them.

Blessings and good night........


Julie said...

It seems like when it rains it pours, doesn't it?

How are you? I know you are probably so tired you could crawl under a blanket and stay there for a week!

Katelyn is doing good now - she had another bleed on Saturday and they cauterized her nose in the ER. She is sore and it stings, but she said she feels so much better.

Thank you for your comments, love and friendship.

Praying for you and yours.

Mimi said...

Marva, I am praying for your family. I wish that I lived nearby so that I could help you. Stay strong and have faith. God will help you through this difficult time.
Hugs, Mimi

smilernpb said...

Oh Marva, I hope your Daddy is OK.

You do seem to be having a rough time of it at the moment!

Sneding hugs to you all and wishing you all well xo

mamacantrix said...

Praying for you, Dear! And everyone close to you, as well. Happy Thanksgiving! You continue to be an inspiration, drawing nearer to the cross in times of struggle, giving thanks in spite of suffering. Your faith is a testament to the truth: what we see and experience is NOT all that there is...all things work together for His glory.


Michelle said...

Many prayers for your family!

Ellie said...

Praying for you dear friend! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

It is very difficult to help
care take 4 generations....I feel your pain....I am in a similar
situation....Prayers for you and yours...Pam, South Bend