Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Able"

(by Needtobreathe) Able - The Reckoning

Able by NEEDTOBREATHE on Grooveshark

Wow. This week has been exhausting, and I was ready for it to be over by Tuesday night. I'm not even sure where to start. I don't want to bore you with all of the details, so I'll attempt to be brief...My step-dad {Gordon, but I call him "G"} was admitted into the hospital last Thursday, had surgery on Saturday night, & was released yesterday morning. As soon as he got home, my mom was admitted into the hospital with severe pain associated with a couple of different issues.

I don't remember if I've ever mentioned the fact that my mom has MS. She requires quite a bit of care, which G has lovingly administered for nearly 20 years. Obviously, he couldn't help her while he was in the hospital. By the amazing providence of God, my Uncle Mike just happened to fly in for a visit on Wednesday (the day before G was admitted to the hospital) & was able to care for my mom in G's absence. My step-sister (who works as a caretaker for the elderly) tended to some of Mom's needs as well. As a result of all this, it has come to Kerry's & my attention that Mom requires a lot more care than we realized. And a lot more than we are prepared to handle on our own. After visiting with mom and spending the night with Kerry & Wendy last night (about an hour away from me, but close to the hospital), we met with Mom's case manager this morning. I'm not sure how long she'll be in the hospital, but it looks like she'll qualify to be released to a facility that can care for her while G recovers (for a few weeks, at least).

So anyways, I'd appreciate your prayers for Mom & G, as well as my cousin Kirby (who is having major surgery tomorrow UPDATE: it has been rescheduled again for next Thursday). Thank you, friends. ♥

Amy

6 comments:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh Amy... so sorry to hear about all this. Your family will be in my prayers! Keep us updated!

Messy Mom said...

I am so sorry you and your family are having to go through all this. I will be praying.

Laura said...

You and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for all that you and your family are going through. Let me know if you need anything.

Amanda said...

Praying. So sorry to hear.

RR Mama said...

Praying praying praying.

Brooke said...

praying...your family is blessed to have so many helping hands!