Friday, January 16, 2009

God is Good ;- )

I would have loved to been able to blog about our hockey tournament that the Michigan Capitals are hosting this weekend on our home ice. I would also have loved to post some pictures of the cookies Adrienne and I made for the bake sale fundraiser but........... My mom took a turn for the worse on Thursday night and I was wondering if last night would not be her last. All blood work had indicated increased liver, heart and kidney failure. I spent the night with her Thursday because I was scared her heart may give out and she would have a cardiac arrest. She was EXTREMELY short of breath and so swollen with fluid she is almost 200 pounds.
Her cardiologist admitted her to the hospital today and he is working with a liver specialist to get my mom back in balance. Her liver disease has progressed rapidly since December 08'.
I am writing this blog for no other reason but to update all of my precious friends who I KNOW are praying and to give God all the praise and glory for his comfort, strength and peace that He has so lovingly bestowed on me.
I had an opportunity to pray alone and speak with God on Thursday night when Tito had all the kids at the rink and I stayed home to bake the cookies so that Adrienne and I could frost them when she came home. I could not even pray......I just sobbed and I knew God was aware of my pain and my fear and after the cookies were done I went to spend the night with my mom because my dad is still in his rehabilitation place awaiting surgery on his heart and there was no way she wanted to be alone, she was so sick.
We had such a wonderful morning today, she woke up rested and could breathe because her diuretics worked better that night and some of the fluid was released. I also prayed with a dear pastor friend of my dad's and since ALL the prayers God opened all the doors to more aggressive treatment at the hospital across the street from our house instead of an hour away at the U of M hospital. Her blood work indicates she is in bad shape but she is in the hospital with a cheerful attitude and vitals that are stable.
I cannot praise God enough, He is just awesome. I love Him so much, He has been there for me and has given me that "peace that passes all understanding" and I am just in awe with His love and His care for me and my family.

13 comments:

Denise said...

I love you my friend, prayers are ascending.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Thank you for the update. I will continue to pray for your parents and for you.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

OH my friend! What a scary night. I am glad the hospital is taking it more seriously tonight. I will continue to pray for her and you. Take care my friend. I hope the doctor finds the right treatment for your mother.

{{{hugs}}}

Debbie said...

I'm so glad that you write about the peace that He is giving you Lisa. In the midst of trying times, He is providing what you need.

Alicia said...

Oh Lisa...I'll continue to pray!!!!!!!

HUGS!!!!!!!

Davisix said...

Lisa...I'm so sorry I've been MIA. I'm also so sorry to hear of your pain. I know it is scary but I also know you are God's girl. I admire you and your strength. HUGS!!! Ang

McCrakensx4 said...

Continuing to pray your you and your parents, Lisa. God be with you. ((hugs)) Stacey

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Still praying diligently for your Mom and Dad as well as for you and your family as you are dealing with this.

Don Mills Diva said...

Wow.

My MIL is currently ill. I just stumbled across your blog and found this very touching - thanks.

Debra said...

Lisa,

Sweet sis...I choked up reading this. I just said a prayer for you and your family. Praise the Lord for His lovingkindness and His peace...where would we be without it, my friend?

Hugs to you today.

momstheword said...

He is so faithful to meet us right where we're at. We don't have to pretend with Him. It's truly God's grace and peace when we can face uncertainty with such peace and trust.

Under the Florida Sun said...

What a great post to read. Thanks for updating. So happy to see God moving!!

Debra said...

Praying for you, my friend.