Friday, October 23, 2009

A Setback

Well, praise God still because He is always good. But it seems I'm not doing as well as hoped. I didn't tolerate the liquids yesterday. I was pretty nauseous all evening (and still am this morning). I had another set of xrays and it looks like that obstruction is still there. So I'm back off of liquids. They are probably going to put in a PICC line today (a catheter thing they snake through the vein in your arm and around to your heart) to give me some nutrition since it's been so long since I've eaten anything. The doctor said maybe I'd go home Saturday or Sunday. He has to see me tolerate a full liquid diet before he'll send me home.

I am really bummed out by this. I was looking forward to going home and feeling better. This is a long time for me to be away from the boys and I am missing them terribly. Please pray that I would keep a positive attitude. And please pray that I would just get better already. This is really hard and I'm wearing down.

Much love to all.


Margaret said...

So sorry Leah. Hang in there. You are doing such a great job keeping your focus on the Lord. Keep resting!

MMS said...

Oh, Leah. I'm sorry. I can't imagine what you're going through. I'm thinking of and praying for you and your boys.


Anonymous said...

Honey, hang on and stay positive, things will get better. I love you gallbladder baby.
Love, Mary

Josh and Donna said...

leah, you tell those doctors they just need to feed you some chocolate. it ALWAYS makes me feel better. LOVE YOU!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sweetie,
Focus on today, one day at a time...keep your strong faith.
Once again, Love Mary

Renata said...

Dear Leah,
I am praying for relief and that in all things that you will find His strength. I have also been wanting to tell you that the comment you made on appealing to God's character, not our own merit has stuck with me since then. I just haven't been "back" to tell you that.
I just want to remind you a bit about God's character... that He loves you deeply and He is not withdrawn or detached from this situation just because He has the eternal perspective on this. Just think of when Lazarus died, Jesus wept and was moved -- even though he knew beforehand that he was just about to raise Lazarus.
It's Sunday night so you might be doing better (I would hope so), but regardless of where things are at right now, God will be with you through the next stretch. Actually, He will ALWAYS be with you.