-Written by Anna-
Thank you all for rejoicing with us over Wilson moving! That was a real gift in the midst of a big week!
We would like to ask you to pray for us on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
Wednesday afternoon is our scheduled appointment with Mom’s neurosurgeon to discuss the next surgery where they will put the bone flap back in that was removed from her skull during the craniotomy. None of us are looking forward to going back to the hospital and having Mom undergo another surgery. But it must be done and will hopefully allow us to bring Mom home in the near future.
We are learning that while we are blessed to live in the Western world of medicine, family is still very much needed to advocate for the patient. We have dealt with several issues in the last eight weeks. But one of the balls that was dropped was that upon arriving at rehab and looking at our follow up appointments we realized that a neurologist was not on the list. A neurologist was supposed to follow up with us following Mom’s hospitalization but for whatever reason it didn’t happen. Dad and I have spent the last week trying to get Mom in to see one, most said it would be June before they could see her. Thanks to my wonderful cousin we were able to get an appointment for Thursday with a highly recommended neurologist here in town. We are so thankful for this miracle! We just found out about the appointment last night and another miracle was that the rehab facility was able to provide transportation for Mom to this appointment on very short notice. So the Lord is working for us and we are so thankful!
The next two days will be huge for Mom. Aside from moving from the hospital to Cardinal Hill and from there to Brookdale, she has not been out at all. It will mean several hours in a wheelchair and the exhaustion of interacting and processing a lot of information.
Would you pray for physical strength for her?
Will you pray for emotional strength as well? We all need courage to face the next surgery, but Mom in particular needs Jesus to keep giving her peace and courage on this journey of recovery.
Will you pray that we will ask the right questions and understand all the information that is given to us?
Will you pray that these appointments will give Mom hope and assurance that she is in good hands medically? (We know ultimately whose Hands she is in and are so thankful for those loving and good hands that are holding all of us through these days!!)
Will you pray for no nausea or pain?
Will you pray for good rest for her tonight and tomorrow night?
Thank you so much for carrying us in prayer!