Friday, October 14, 2011

Update on Daddy - Blessed Relief

It is with a joy filled heart that I share with you that Daddy has been pain free and slept through the night the past two nights.  This is a first since June 9th!  The Drs. have worked to find just the right drug combination to free him of pain, but nothing has seemed to work until this past Wed.  Dad's Dr. here, in Bastrop,  has apparently "hit" up on the magic formula and Daddy is a "new man."  We are praying that it will continue.  Daddy said he never realized how chronic pain could kill your spirit and confuse your mind.  It is amazing to see the difference in his attitude and of course, our hearts are rejoicing!




Last Monday evening our church held it's annual Deacon's Supper.  They always invite any retired ministers that are members of our church to attend.  Daddy decided that he wanted to try and attend.  So, with a lot of effort on every one's part, that was made possible.  This was his first social outing since June 9th.  He enjoyed seeing everyone but only lasted about 45 minutes.  He was still in a lot of pain at this time and just all the rigmarole of getting him there intensified the pain. As you can tell from the above picture he came in without a jacket and hat but within 5 minutes he had to put on his jacket and hat.  He gets cold very easily.


I wish I could report to you that his feet and legs were showing some sign of recovery, but that is not the case.  They just simply will not work and of course, since it has been 4 months, we can't help but wonder if they will ever work, even slightly.  And, without there being enough recovery in his legs to support himself, he knows that he cannot ever go home.  That's a tough one but we continue to ask for a miracle and we live with that hope.


Our heartfelt thanks to each of you who continue to be faithful prayer warriors on Dad's behalf.  It is those prayers that have brought us through and continue to give us the strength for each day.  Blessings to you all!



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!

10 comments:

  1. Praising God with you that your Dad got to go to church, and that his new pain medicine combination is working! Praying in agreement with you, and in the Mighty Name of Jesus, that your Dad's legs will be healed.

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  2. So glad to read this update! Praise God for answered prayer.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  3. That is wonderful news and I pray that he continues to be pain free.
    ((HUGS))

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  4. I am soo happy to hear that they have finally hit the combination of medications that will work. Praise God! I will continue to lift him in prayer about his legs. HUGS

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  5. This is such great news! I will continue to pray!

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  6. your Dad looks great! I am glad he was able to get out a bit. If you need me to send him a card again, just let me know.

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  7. I'm so glad to hear that they finally are able to get your Daddy pain-free. How awesome that he was able to go to church! I'm continuing to pray that he'll be able to recover use of his feet and legs. {{hug}}

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  8. That is just so wonderful...Thank you Lord for your mercy and healing!

    His statement is so true about pain...may I remember that through the years.

    Continuing to lift you all up in prayer.

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  9. Thank you for the update! So good that he was able to get out, if only for a while.
    Blessings and prayers for you all!

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  10. glad to hear your daddy is doing well. Praise God.

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