Gratitude

I just wanted to write a little note to say thank to everyone for the for prayers for my dad and myself. I also want to apologize for not blogging in a long while.  It has been a long tiring, painful and difficult time, for all of us. We thought we were going to lose the battle several times but thanks to all the prayers and thanks to God we are finally seeing a ray of light at the end of a very dark tunnel. My dad is showing a little bit of improvement.  He is defiantly not out of the woods yet, there is still a long way to go but it seems that he might be heading in the right direction. All I keep reminding myself during this difficult time is that despite what the doctors says or the medical test indicate God always has the last word.

So, what happened was that due to his chemo treatment, his immune system hit the floor to where he was testing at a zero for his immune system which means his body didn’t have any defenses to fight off anything. This is why he got an infection so easily and his body was not fighting off the infection at all. This caused his heart to stop several times thankfully he has a pacemaker that shocked him back into rhythm each time. The last time it happened in the emergency waiting area when he was waiting to be admitted. This prompted the hospital staff to admit him immediately. After he was admitted into the hospital, a few hours later, he was very short of breath and he was not getting enough oxygen to sustain his body. They placed a very intricate machine called CPAP on him so that it could help him get the proper oxygen he needed. Unfortunately my dad could was in a tremendous amount of pain and could not stand having the CPAP machine on him to get the necessary oxygen he needed. Therefore, there was no other alternative than to sedate him and have him fully intubated.  During the time he was intubated and sedated, he was having high fevers up to 103 degrees, his heart rate was out of control and then his kidneys started shutting down.  It seemed that he was heading for the worst and we were going to lose him. My world was turned upside down my thoughts were racing all over the place. I was afraid, sad, angry all at once. During all this turmoil I turned to God time and time again for guidance and comfort. After what seem like an eternity there was a glimmer of hope he started building up his immune system slowly, and his body started fighting off the infection. This was the best news we had received in a long while. This new development resulted in some medications no longer being needed and in turn causing for him to not need dialysis for his kidneys, thanks to God.  Right now after what seems like a million days of being intubated, the doctor decided to take him out of being intubated and performed a temporary tracheostomy to help aid his recovery until he can breathe on his own without any assistance. He is defiantly not out of the woods yet like I mentioned earlier but it feels like he is going in the right direction. God has the final word.

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  One thought on “Gratitude

  1. December 22, 2022 at 7:39 am

    Oh my God, what a journey you have been, and are still, on. I have been praying πŸ™πŸ½ and will continue to do so. Big hugs, you must be a wreck! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½β£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈπŸŽ„πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

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    • December 22, 2022 at 7:56 am

      Yes I’m a total wreck and extremely exhausted.

      Thank you Ellen for always being so patient, kind, understanding and empathetic. Thanks for all the prayers, virtual hugs, all the love and all the support it really means the world to me.

      How are you and your husband doing? You both continue to be part of my daily prayers πŸ™πŸ™β€β€πŸ™πŸ™

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  2. December 22, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Oh, Kelly, how kind of you to pray for us whilst under such huge stress yourself. I was very worried about you. Please take care of yourself, too. More prayers headed your wayπŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½β£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈπŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

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    • December 22, 2022 at 9:58 am

      Thank so much Ellen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™β€β€β€

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  3. December 22, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Prayers for healing for your father.

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    • December 22, 2022 at 9:58 am

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™β€β€β€

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  4. December 22, 2022 at 9:34 am

    Oh, Kelly when I prayed for you and your Dad I didn’t realise how much God was busy with. Keep trusting , keep strong, take some rest as best you can. This is what I pray for you. Remember what your mum did with you find something to make you laugh . God bless and keep you safely hug to his chest dear friend.

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    • December 22, 2022 at 9:57 am

      Hi Sandy thank you so much for all your kind words of spiritual guidance, for all your prayers for me n my dad, for all those virtual hugs, for all the love , for all the patience, for all the support and understanding.

      It has been and continues to be a very difficult trying time. I do often think of my mom and now have a glimpse of understanding on what she had to endure while caring for me. I rely on her memory and on God to give me the strength to keep moving forward.

      Thank you for everything Sandy it really means more than you know.

      I’ll try to get distracted with funny things as you suggested but I find it a little difficult specially right now with the holiday season upon us.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™β€β€

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      • December 22, 2022 at 10:06 am

        When we are at our weakest. Jesus is our strength. Keep holding on. Lovely to be in contact.πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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      • December 22, 2022 at 10:53 am

        Thank so much Sandy πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™β€β€

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  5. December 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Kelly, it sounds like it has been a real rollercoaster of events lately with your dad, but now there is some stability and even a bit of improvement. Sending hugs and prayers for your dad, you, and the rest of your family.πŸ™ Make sure to take care of yourself as well!

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    • December 22, 2022 at 11:02 am

      Bruce thank you so much for all your support, understanding, virtual hugs, kind words of comfort and prayers for me my day and the whole family. I truly appreciate it.

      Yes it has been and it continues to a world wind of emotional roller coaster and so many other things.I am beyond exhausted that’s why rest is something I pray for because my mind is always thinking.

      Hopefully stability and good outcomes will continue to appear in the horizon. All we can do is pray and wait. God has the final word always. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™β€β€

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  6. December 27, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Thank you for sharing little sister. Prayed for you and your dad.

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