Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Update On The Invalid

Quick update - she did good, the dr. said it's been a very long time since he's seen anything so bad, but she came through like a trooper.  She had the whole pre-op area cracking up the morning of...as usual.  

Back when we first met the dr., he mentioned the tissue band that goes around the valve and keeps the heart together.  He said it looked calcified as well, but he'd do his best.  If it was too bad, she would die, right there.  Well, it was bad, and disintegrated while he cleaned it - but he, miracle worker that he is, was able to create a new one from a bovine pericardium.  God put her in the right hands, then guided those hands all the way, and the doc admits it.

It took her a long time to get off the ventilator, but they finally got it.  Right now, she's either sleeping [pain meds] or in a lot of pain, so continued prayers would be most welcome.  I'm going to try to get there every morning around 5:30am, as it's the only way to get a parking spot.  That hospital is huge!  I think I've walked 20 miles since yesterday morning, and I can't walk well.  A nice bonus is that the gal at the coffee shop recognized me this morning, and gave me a punch card for free coffee.

The first verse I saw this morning.....

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  Psalm 73:26.  God is good.  All the time.

Love,
Allie

EDIT:  Almost forgot.  My aunt texted me a pic of her kitty, Snickers - she was praying too.


39 comments:

Michele McLaughlin said...

Continued prayers my dear friend. Love the kitty. Told Seamus the poodle he better pray too. Hugs and hugs, Mickie

O'faigh said...

Dear Allie, our continued thoughts and prayers for your Mum.....my heart is with you.......Hugs Hugs Lyn

KaHolly said...

Oh, honey, such good news! I have goose bumps clear down to my toes! Extra hugs!

Dorothy said...

Allie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom.

Jocelyn said...

So glad she came through the surgery. Praying she won't be in pain for long and will have a good recovery.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Wow, that verse was GOD given! Hug mum for me. Love you both. xxxx

Nancy J said...

Snickers, keep those prayers going. The huge corridors, is there a scooter you could hire? The sort that people use when they have one leg in plaster? So good the surgery was able to be completed, and from now on all things should improve. Hope you do manage to get some sleep/rest/ quiet sit down time between visits. or even at a visit. Hugs and love.XXX

WoolenSails said...

What a blessing to experience God's miracles in our lives and so wonderful that he chose your mom and her doctor to give his healing powers. I am so happy for both of you and will continue to keep her in my prayers.

Debbie

Jeanette said...

Good news. So happy all is going well. Love the furbaby. Hugs, xx

Sandra :) said...

Oh I can just SEE your mom being entertaining - she's a sneaky nugget and she can't help but get people to laugh, lol! I'm glad the surgery went well - I hope her recovery will be easy and as pain-free as possible - she'll be in the hospital for another week or so, I think?

Terry said...

I'm glad she did so well with the surgery. Sending hugs and prayers that she recuperates quickly! :0)

margaret said...

so good to read the surgery went well and wish her a speepy return to good health, prayers too for her and you too

Águeda said...

I pray for you to receive God's strength.
Within gravity, it is good news that has overcome a serious complication.
That's a small cause for joy. I hope the joy grow , step by step.
A big hug.

conny's quilts said...

I wish you and your family all the best. Conny

Beth said...

Thanks for taking the time to share the news with us--I've been wondering, and I know I'm not the only one. So glad she has cleared her first hurdle.

Lin said...

What a marvelous Dr! So pleased. Am digging part of our veg plot this morning - it is a great time for prayer and you will all be there with me. xx

Little Quiltsong said...

Thank you for sharing this update. Have been praying and will continue!

Yvonne said...

Glad your Mom made it through the operation! What a difficult time this must be! You'll be in our prayers.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Recovery from heart surgery is hard work. Tell your Mum we are praying for her!

Nana Jan said...

Agreeing in prayer with each of you, (for you and Mom), and PRAISING our God for His amazing love and power!!! What great news!

Give Snickers lots of pets for his sweet prayers. ggg

Susan said...

So glad your mom came through the surgery well and praying that recovery and rehabilitation will go as well also. Did you show you mom a picture of Snickers. When my brother had major heart surgery last year, I sent him a picture of my cat, Patches, "furvently" praying. It made him smile.

sunny said...

Continued prayers for you and your mum. Some day you'll look back and know it was all worth it.

Cathy said...

Oh Allie, I am so glad to hear this. I will continue to pray for continued healing. What hospital is she in. Hugs

Lynne Stucke said...

What wonderful answers to prayer!!! Continuing to pray ... that the pain becomes less and less every day, that her sense of humor can shine through, that the Lord continues to bless you with parking places, and that He also strengthens your legs with great walking abilities.
In Christ --
Lynne
lynnstck@yahoo.com

Verna G said...

So happy to hear things are going well!

desertskyquilts said...

That is amazing, Allie. Do they just keep that bovine stuff on hand all the time? Anyone who doesn't believe miracles are happening every day still needs to take a second look around. I love the verse, so perfect for these days of your mom's treatment.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a blessing to have a believing Doctor. Prayers are continuing from here. Looks like kitty is doing her job as well.....:)

Kathy said...

She's old stock Allie, and the old stock generation are amazingly strong! I had a mother-in-law like that; she passed away at 100 years old! Continued prayers for you and your mom. The praying kitty is too much! :)

Wendy B said...

such happy news......everyone is in on the act---puddy included. Praying still....love to you both xoxo

Fiona said...

that is great news... well done other mom.... you are such a trooper ... xx to sister Allie....

Hugz

Baa. xxx said...

Wonderful news!

I am said...

sending you and your mum big hugs Allie and saying prayers for your mum.xx

Kerrie (Kezzie) said...

Hi Allie

So pleased to hear your Mum is doing well and that all our prayers for you both were answered. Praise God for a talented Dr.
Will continue to pray for God's healing touch and presence to be with you both.

Love Kerrie (Kezzie)

Karen said...

What an ordeal for your precious mother and for you too.

Tanya said...

Thank you for your update.

Lord, we ask you to bring Allie's mother out of this pain. Thank you for the great blessing of her wonderful doctor. Please continue with Your healing. In Jesus' name, Amen

donna said...

Allie I am so happy your mom pulled through and everything is ok. Prayers and hugs are sent your way.
Hugs
donna

Shasta Matova said...

Hi Allie, continued prayers are going out for you and your Mom as she recovers from her surgery.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Sending you warm thoughts for continued strength during this whole experience, Allie. It makes me mad the way big hospitals handle parking...such an added burden to the visitors. The bonus is usually the workers and people you have to deal with inside are nice, as you've seen. Hang in there.

Summer said...

So glad to hear the good news♥

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