Momma is doing well, but the pain meds are making her pretty loopy. Last night was rough because of it, but Daddy said they are changing her meds and it will help. Hope yall have a great weekend and thank all of yall for your uplifting prayers and messages!
Momma's out of surgery, with an incision, "old fashioned way" (due to inflammation and bleeding around the pancreas), so she will have to stay in a few more days. I told Daddy that Momma was gonna be mad, and he agreed....he said that she was wanting to come home. I said, "Naw, cause she lost her job as a swimsuit model!" Daddy started laughin. Thank yall for all the prayers!
Momma is scheduled to begin surgery in a few minutes! Prayin hard...Please lead direct and guide us, the surgical team, Momma, Daddy, and all our family and friends. Also....Happy Birthday Gabrielle!
Dr just came in and said that Momma has pancreatitis brought on by the gallbladder, but has passed the gallstone, her pain should improve today, one of her numbers was 3000 and is now 700. She will have surgery in the morning and if she can tolerate food will get to come home on Fri. If she can't tolerate food the pancreas will improve on it's own and she should be able to come home on Sat.
Whoo Hoo! Glory to God!
This morning while explaining the situation to the girls Eme asks what inflammation means, and Robert responds that it means irritated. I said it can swell, which Ele says, “Yep Gege was swollen!” Of course I HAD to ask how and Ele answers, “Cause Lexi had to take scissors and cut Gege’s pantyhose off her!” Please pray for Momma, Daddy, and our well rounded (warped) kids. God Blesses!
k....so Momma's in the hospital with an inflamed pancreas and gallbladder. Daddy is with her (she's knocked out) and we're holding down the fort. They're gonna take out her gallbladder when the inflammation goes down, and as always please pray for Momma and especially Daddy...who is inflamed too!
I was sayin yesterday...that Easter was about havin fun....In my heart i was thinkin about rejoycing.....the reply I got back...I couldnt get out of my head nor my heart...."Easter is about Family." Bibically we know the answer, spiritually we know the Answer. Jesus is so real to me...Thank you! Easter is about family...thank you GOD for them...my family...thank you!Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.8
Ele uses Rebel (our 14 yr old fat cat...aka Bebel, as Ele has always called her) as a pillow every night. They do not sleep well without each other. So Ele says this morning, "Momma, Bebel kept pootin last night". I said, "Did she poot in your face?! Well, did you move?" To which she replies, "No not in my face and I didn't move." As I look at her like she is crazy, she shrugs and says, "Well she has to smell mine...." I laughed....now, that's true love.
So...Eme lost that front tooth. The tooth fairy was a no show on the night of the "losing", but she showed last night in full armor fairy dust...everywhere. Eme comes down this morning all excited and shows us a $20 bill she got from the tooth fairy.....hmm. So has the cost of living for the "toothless" gone up by 75%? Standard is $5 for a front tooth....I tell Robert "We're being snookered...", and list off three possibilities, and he says, "Well, either way she's a con artist....and it can't be blamed on me!" I of course start to speak up, and Robert cuts me off smiling, "Oh she is just like Grindad! She's just like Grindad!".....I laughed and said, "Yes dear."...
Wow! What a great weekend! We got to be with friends, family, and loved ones all weekend. Yesterday would have been Aunt Edith's 97th bday...I swear I heard her cackle in church when they played her song (which Jess and Doug can rock anyday!). Then we got to go help with the Nashville Down Syndrome Easter Egg Hunt, and let me just tell yall we had a ball! Thanks to the Kellum/Lane bunch for always allowing us to join in the family, it means so much. On the way home we all told something we learned or touched by....we all mentioned one little girl who posed and smiled all of the time with super long blond hair, and her name...Heavenly. If you have a hard time admitting God has a plan....You should have been there this weekend, for you would have seen miracles in smiling faces. Not for the children with DS, but for the families God has blessed...ALL of us.
You know its gonna be a great day (yes its all in how u make it) when u wake up and your fav verse is the devotional for the day! Ephesians 6:13 - Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
So I am flying gettin ready this morning, as we have an emergency at work. Eme is under me and says that her teacher asked the class a question and Eme says "ME". I guess the teacher was not looking because Eme said that she asked, "Who is me?" What does little Robert say to her teacher in response..."Put an 'E' in front of it!"....I told Robert and said..."that's all about you bud"....yes I am LOVIN LIVIN!
So I try to avoid politics and opinionated issues....and as you are reading this you say YEAH RIGHT. You know me...I open my mouth and an opinion flies out, confrontation does not bother me, and well...I try daily to "do better" and I am "better than what I was". I wasn't always like that things in life changed me as a teen, made me learn to stand up, and now I realize it was part of God's plan. Medically I've seen things. I have been a worker, watcher, caregiver, and patient. I read about the healthcare reform, I hear how we overpay for services and products, the latest study says.....and you know what it ain't the first time we've read/heard this stuff....the issue...it affects us....that's right, we're getting older and wiser and it affects us, IT has become personal.
Take one of the "latest studies" I've been dealing with for over a year now....scans. Studies have shown that we need to limit our exposure to scans b…