Friday, August 29, 2008

Prayers & Praises

Update: Steve's dad is in ICU. He has sleep apnea and had some breathing issues. The surgery went well. It was difficult to do because it should have been done 6 months ago. He had a knee replacement about 15 years ago and it just gave out. This one should last the rest of his life. Projections are that he will be out of ICU by noon tomorrow and into a room, then home Sunday afternoon. Too soon, IMO, to go home, but what do I know, LOL.....Also, the projected path of Gustav has changed and looks like MS may just get some strong winds and rain, a tornado or three may pop up. We are stocked up just in case it changes it's mind and have plenty of gas in the vehicles. We are so far inland that we won't have to evacuate - our potential problems are power loss, wind damage, etc. Like I said the other day, though, I am praying for God to still the storm to a whisper!
Steve's dad is scheduled for a knee-replacement surgery today. This is a fairly routine operation most of the time, but in this case there is a lot of concern because of the heart problems Steve's dad has. Please pray that he will do well for the surgery and that his recovery will go well. We are praying specifically that he does not have any heart complications and that he recovers from the anesthesia well. He's 72. His mom is not in the best of health. February 14 of this year she went in for a routine endoscopy and her esophagus was punctured from the procedure. She spent several days in ICU on a ventilator and has still not fully recovered from the operation she underwent to repair the hole and issues it caused with lung problems, etc. Please also pray that she does fine in caring for him. He was a trooper throughout her ordeal. They still love each other today as tenderly and sweet as they did when they married over 45 years ago. It's amazing to see their love for each other as active as it is through the way they speak to each other and the things they do for each other. It's a true inspiration to me. We will be with them tomorow and are hoping and praying for the best! We know God is able and are trusting that He will guide the surgeon and caregivers in giving Mr. P. the best care.

Many have prayed for my nephew Ethan's eye. I have good news. My sister is noticing improvement! He goes to the opthamologist Wednesday. He turned a whole week old Tuesday this week.

My grandson is celebrating his first year of life yesterday. He turned 1 at 3:14 p.m. It hardly seems like a year ago that he was born. He's stolen my heart! I love him so much and am so grateful God has provided such a sweet sweet baby for my bonus daughter and son-in-law. We praise God that he's so healthy and strong now. His birthday party will be a pool party held at our house Saturday. We're ready, as long as Steve's dad is doing well and we are praying the weather cooperates, as is forecasted.


Dawn said...

Will be praying for you family!

I'm glad the weather is looking better for us but on a bad note...that means my brother and his family will get it.....

Denise said...

Your precious family is in my prayers sweetie.

Amydeanne said...

you don't look old enough to have a grandson!!! lol

my step mom had knee replacement last month and is doing great now.. huge difference in how she feels.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Laurie,
Wow yall have had a lot of health issues in your family. I just prayed for Steve's dad. It's hard to see our parent's age isn't it?
Happy birthday to your sweet lil Grand! How fun! I hope I get one someday! ;) My sons don't seem to be in ANY hurry. Unlike Grandma to be... I'm speaking it hoping my dream will come true. heehee
Hugs to you and yours,
Much love from the Potting shed

Denise said...

Praising God for taking care of your father in-law. Prayers continue for the storms to pass by, I love you.

Melanie said...

So glad you father-in-law's surgery went well. I'll be praying for you as Hurrican Gustav moves in thru the weekend. My husband is part of an emergency response team that headed out this morning to prepare to be available to assist wherever needed along the coast once Gustav does hit. I'm not sure at this point exactly where he'll be but he will be out there somewhere helping out. I'll be keeping you, your family, and all those along the coast in my prayers.