|Today it is 2 months from when Jim was admitted to VGH. It has been 2 months of Miracles & Monies!
Miracles - all glory goes to GOD!
- that Jim is alive!
- that his heart is working well & that there are knowledgeable doctors to do the surgeries
- that his kidneys are working well & the kidney doctors have dismissed him!, his perma-cath line is out!,
and his creatin (sp?) levels are going down every day! PTL He had been on dialysis for 6 weeks and
we just praise the LORD for providing this miracle!
- that his mind, soul, and spirit have been kept safely through all this time - he is very encouraged now
- that he has the ability to talk?!
- for my safety in traveling (even in the "big snow" that Vancouver is getting!)
- for continuing strength to go to the hospital every day and try to encourage Jim
- for the amazing, continuing, support of children, grandchildren, family, friends (near & far), and prayer warriors
- for the many people who have come to visit - each visit has been timely and such encouragement to both of us
- for the many, many responses to this blog & emails which have encouraged us as well
- for sons and their tolerant wives! who have put up with me living in their homes all of these two months
- God has faithfully provided for us during this time in numerous, unique and interesting ways
- we also cannot estimate the numerous $$$$$$$$$$ the Canadian and BC governments have spent, and for
that we are so grateful and thankful
The near future (Lord willing) -
- on Monday morning Jim gets his large, monthly Octreotide injection in the Cancer hosp. in preparation for
- Monday afternoon Jim gets a stomach tube put in (so we can go home with that in) and I assume that the
nose feeding tube can come out after 2 months - he is kept off of all feeding for 24 hours and then
we begin the process and learning of how to "eat" with a stomach tube
- Tuesday we go back to the Cancer hosp. for me to learn how to give him smaller dose injections of Octreotide
for when he shows signs of his (cancer) hormones going amuck - we pray that won't happen because I
don't think I'll make a great nurse
- then I think (if all goes well) that they are thinking of sending us home! (YEAH!!) to continue the healing there,
especially the swallowing (which can be followed up at Abby hosp.
- "Home" sounds so inviting - to be together in our own place and on our own schedule!
Thank you for your many and continuing prayers. As we share more & more with the hospital staff and doctors why we believe Jim has gotten better, we know we are so blessed and loved.