Sunday, April 27, 2008

Trip to Georgia

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I'm leaving on a jet plane....

Tomorrow night my mom and I are flying to meet my sister in Georgia for the weekend. We are all very excited. Mom is feeling a little better about leaving now that Grandpa seems to be doing better. My uncle will be with him until my mom gets back on Sunday night.

We are looking forward to a fun girls weekend and enjoying the many beautiful sights of GA and of course doing a little shopping. See you both tomorrow =)

Update on Grandpa

Thank you for your prayers for my grandfather. My mom called me Sunday night to let me know that his kidneys are now functioning properly and that the irregularities in his kidneys were due to the medicine for his shingles. They changed his medication that night and my mom called me Monday morning to let me know that he was up, eating breakfast and asking questions regarding his medicine. This is a huge praise as he has not been able to eat much or talk coherently for the past 2 weeks. My uncle flies in to CO on Thursday morning, and now my mom is feeling a lot better about flying to GA to meet my sister and I for the weekend. Thanks again for your prayers! There is still a long period of recovery ahead, but he in on the mend.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Update on Grandpa

My mom called me a few minutes ago to let me know that Grandpa's kidneys are not functioning well now. He is on strong medication to fight the infection of his shingles, but his kidneys are not able to process the medication. They will take an ultrasound tonight and see what the problem is. He does not know about his kidneys yet and he was just saying today, "What else can go wrong". Please keep him in your prayers. He is discouraged and in so much pain due to the sores all over his body from his scalp to his ankles and then also from the bone spurs on his neck. He gave everyone a big scare earlier today as his blood pressure went way low and he couldn't breathe well. Apparently he was dehydrated.

I know God is the Amazing Healer and we are trusting in Him to heal my grandpa. Please pray for my mom as she is at the hospital when she is not at work or else she is with Grandma. Pray also for Grandma as this is very draining for her.

My uncle is flying in this week to spend some time with him so we are grateful for that. Mom & I have a trip planned to fly to Atlanta on Wednesday to see my sister, so pray for wisdom for that. We are hoping he will get better, but we will take it day by day.

Thanks for your prayers; we all appreciate it.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Prayer Request

Please pray for my grandpa. He went into the hospital early last week due to some intense pain. They sent him home once, but he was back the next day. After he was there for several days they found bone spurs on his neck, which is causing him intense pain. He will have to have surgery but it not an emergency. He has not been able to tolerate the pain well and has thus stayed in the hospital. However, he has now contracted shingles. Please pray for him and my grandma and also for my mom who is trying to take care of them and make sure that Grandma gets the rest she needs. Please pray for wisdom regarding the surgery. He is 85 years old and so the surgery is a big thing. If you think of them, please keep them in your prayers. Thanks!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Rough Weekend

Heston had a rough weekend this past weekend. He hurt his back about 2 and a half weeks ago, but after a very painful week and a half it seemed he was on the mend. He had a full week of work which ended with a sports banquet Friday night. After it was over he joined us for small groups. We stayed late and talked and played games etc. Heston was looking forward to an exciting day of fishing with his buddies now that his back was feeling better.


Saturday morning at 8:30 Heston woke up yelling and screaming because he was in so much pain with his back! I thought maybe it would go away but it seemed to be getting worse. So I was half asleep trying to call the hospital and his family to see if someone could come help me get him in the car. We got to the ER around 9:30 and they gave him a shot and a muscle relaxer to try to help alleviate the pain. It seemed to help and then they took x-rays to rule out any broken ribs or fractures. The x-rays came back negative and although they don’t know what is causing this extreme pain, they sent him home with muscle relaxers and pain medication and told him to take it easy for the next few weeks and hopefully it will heal itself. The medications make him very sleep so he slept most of Saturday evening and part of Sunday afternoon. The rest is what he needs, I guess.

Here are some pictures of him and Phoebe enjoying some quality time. Phoebe lover her daddy =)

We would appreciate your prayers concerning Heston’s back and also prayers for our future. We will keep you posted!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Great Evening.

Last night, Heston & I were able to enjoy a great dinner out thanks to a gift certificate we received in the mail to a local restaurant called Austin’s. It is always more fun to go out to a nicer restaurant when you know it won’t cost you too much money. It was great to be together! When we got home, we went out for a long walk up the main street near our house and then over to his parent’s house. It was nice to chat with them for a while and relax. Then we made our way home and watched several flight for life helicopters land on top of the hospital which is only about a block from our house. I have always heard them, but have never watched them land. It was cool because you could even see the people up on the roof. There were about 5 helicopters in and out in a matter of 5 minutes! It was amazing how they could maneuver those helicopters so quickly.

Spring is definitely here and I am so thankful! Yesterday was rainy in the morning but then hit the low 70’s! It was so beautiful!

I just wanted to say thank you to my husband for a wonderful evening out. It is the best feeling in the world to spend the whole evening with my best friend. I love you very much, Heston and I am continually praying that God will continue to lead us and guide us in our future.