Monday, March 10, 2008

What do you mean it's only Monday???

Returning home from a women's conference Saturday, I was expecting our youngest to be home. When I got home I knew he'd been here because the mail was on the kitchen bar, so I called his cell phone. Russell's dad who has been battling lung cancer for a year and 4 months....a mere year longer than the doctor's originally told him he would live!!! , had gone to the hospital with shortness of breath. Matt told me where they were and I went to the ER. Papa was admitted and today had a chest tube inserted and drained 2 litres of fluid and still draining. If all goes well, he will get the tube out tomorrow and be breathing easier!

You may remember that Matt had gone to the ER in the town where he attends college last week. Well, last nite he began having pain again. Today we sent him to our family doctor who in turn sent him straight to the urologist. He came in and said "you are too young to be having a kidney stone!" we agreed. Then they x-rayed him and not only is he too young to have one....but this is a big one! Too big to pass! So Wednesday he will have outpatient Lithotripsy, a procedure where sound waves pass through the body and hopefully break the kidney stones into passable objects!

At the end of the day, NOW, several things have been established.....

No one knows how long we will be on this earth but God! He ordained the number before we were born, before the foundation of the earth!

My mother in law is indeed a bionic, superwoman! She has stayed most of the time at the hospital, leaving only for short periods of time. She doesn't seem tired. She's 80....she looks like she's on a cruise, not sitting at the hospital. She's wonderful!

My father in law is a fighter with a sense of humor! O.K. he's a little grumpy, but after all~!

Matt is NOT a complainer and can take an enormous amount of pain, where I on the other hand, want to go to the ER if I have a stomach, this is really true!

My husband is quite simply the greatest.

My family members are always concerned and thinking and praying for us.

I am indeed a blessed woman!

But really is this only Monday??? What in the world will Thursday bring? Cause we have Tuesday and Wednesday covered!


Needled Mom said...

WOW! Sounds like you really have your mind full this week. I will keep you in my prayers as you deal with all of the medical issues. A son of a dear friend of ours just had the same proceedure for a very large stone. He had it last week and is doing well now so, hopefully, it will be the same for Matt. Those are certainly painful.

Amrita said...

May the Lord be with you and your family.

My Mom is a prophet of doom, wish she had a sense of humour.

He Knows My Name said...

nancy you are a blessed woman. if God be for you who can te against you! been thru litho repeatedly with my brother, it works! i'm sorry to hear about your father-in-law i pray the Lord is merciful to him and grant him many more days with you crabs and all! the sun is out here in the great lakes state and now we just need the heat. send us some soon! hugs ~janel

Dawn said...

What a week so far!! Kidney stones are the worst - my dad has had several dozen over the years. Really nasty! I hope everyone is improving!