Saturday, July 2, 2011

And, Life Goes On

It's  amazing to me that no matter what is happening, life goes on.  I suppose that is a good thing.  It keeps us from being totally consumed with whatever we may be otherwise struggling with.  I've wished these past 22 days that life would just stop, but it hasn't.  We go forth, asking for grace each day, and put one foot in front of the other.

 When I see this picture of Daddy, it makes my heart literally hurt.  To see him struggle day after day to regain his lost strength and rebuild muscles that have deteriorated is not anything that I would have ever imagined.  Life has thrown a huge curve ball and we are still struggling to wrap our minds around it.

The plan for Daddy at this time is to move him to a Skilled Care Rehab facility in Bastrop.  That is expected to occur by this next Wednesday but nothing is in writing at this time.  He is hoping that the Drs. will allow him to be transferred by car.  He said ambulance rides are for folks that are not aware that they are riding in one. ~smile~ The ride over here in an ambulance was most unsettling to him.


Once in the facility he will have a lot of adjustments just to get settled in.  We're praying it will be a smooth transition for him.  He will be involved in PT and OT and it is our prayer that very soon he will begin to see some noticeable improvement in his movements and strength.  And, please join us in praying for his breathing.  The Drs. have said that the reason he has some struggles in breathing is because the muscles of the diaphragm were weakened by the GBS.  They have him using a breathing device that will help to restore those muscles.  This not only affects his breathing, but his voice.  It is still hardly above a whisper and it is so very frustrating to him. Using this breathing device is very difficult for him and he is easily discouraged when trying to use it.

It is a tough, tough time for all of us, but most especially Daddy.  We try so hard to keep his spirits lifted, but some days it is so hard.  Please join us in prayer for this specifically.  Attitude is everything in his recovery!


Thanks for wrapping us in your love and prayers.  It means more than we can say. 















Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

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  1. Praying for a smooth transition and successful
    Rehab and a positive attitude! Extra measure of
    God's mercy and strength during this time!

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  2. I will be praying for your daddy's transition into rehab. Praying for preace and strength for all of you.

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  3. Praying for your dad's recovery Cici, and strength for you and your family. Also, have a great 4th and be safe.

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  4. Praying, Lea, for every step of this. May the Lord's presence be tangibly felt at every turn.

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  5. Praying that things will begin to turn around for your daddy soon! Yes attitude is a big part of it, not only for yourself but especially for him. We have been going through a difficult time with my mom...she just had a 9 hour surgery to remove tongue cancer a week ago. But the improvements she has made this past week have really amazed us. God has been with us and most definitely with her as she (despite how serious her condition was) has been in good spirits and I believe truly thankful to be alive! We still have a long road ahead of us, but will continue to trust that God will see us through...and no matter what happens with your daddy, He will see you through it all as well! Blessings, Melissa

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  6. Praying for your dad's recovery and your family. Hope have a great 4th and be safe.

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  7. I'm praying for your dad's full recovery, for good spirits and positive attitudes, and God's peace to cover you all. {{hug}}

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  8. Praying that you know the Father's presence, peace and strength as you navigate the transition. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Blessings.

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  9. Did your dad have a stroke? Praying for healing and peace!

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  10. You are always close in my thoughts even though we don't know each other. Every time I think of you I pray for grace for you and your dad and all the family and medical staff.

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  11. Lea, praying Christ gives you comfort and strength in this difficult time. My grandfather was also moved to a nursing type home as docs say it's only a matter of time. It's sad. You're right, life goes on. And sometimes that makes it harder. But God is our joy!!!

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  12. Praying for daddy right now. I've been in your shoes. It's not easy. raying for grace and comfort for you also.

    xo

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  13. Lea, thank you for sharing this update and your heart. Your Daddy is in my prayers daily. Your faith WILL sustain you!

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  14. Lea, thank you for sharing this update and your heart. Your Daddy is in my prayers daily. Your faith WILL sustain you!

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  15. Thanks for the update on your Dad....I will pray that the transition will be smooth and that he can ride in a car.....I know how much these issues can affect someone....

    Praying for you too and that you will feel God's presence all around you as you take care of your Dad....

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  16. Still praying for you all....hope he continues to get better every day. Take care!

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  17. Oh CiCi, I stopped by to thank you for visiting my blog, but I am so saddened by these posts. I'm so sorry you have been walking through this and I'm definitely in prayer for you now. I can't wait to hear and sing praises of your daddy's healing!

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!