Firstly, if you've been thinking that my writings have been a little off or non existent lately....well, I've been a little distracted. I apologize to anyone that frequents here and felt they left empty handed. I try to be up beat and leave encouraging tid-bits for you to leave inspired. I just haven't had it in me lately due to a little exhaustion and somewhat of a time deficit.
Why, you say?
Life, it gets crazy sometimes.
Unexpected trials come our way and you just never know what you might wake up to the next day.
Last week, I woke up to a normal day. Yep, my naive, stuck in my routine self thought that ordinary was in store for me. Get dressed, a little morning Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest play, emails, spreadsheets, budgets, daily workout (insert the sound of screeching tires here).
Routine wasn't in the cards for me or mine this day. Instead, it was filled with the smell of a hospital ER along with all the beeps, dings, waiting for hours, monitors, needles, numerous test and then a room.
On the surface, it appeared that my husband was either having a heart attack or a stroke. What? He's a puppy!!! He's not over weight, doesn't smoke or drink. What's the deal?!!!
He was admitted with a blood pressure reading of 211/119. Apparently, this isn't a "take two aspirin and call me in the morning" kind of thing. Wait a minute, I think they actually did give him an aspirin.
I thought I would share a few pics from behind my iPhone.
The most precious of them all was when Ethan and Kenzie decided this thing was bigger than us and they prayed together for their daddy. Yep, I probably should have been praying with them, but I COULD NOT pass up capturing this very special moment. I'm so thankful they are learning to trust in a God that is bigger than our problems.
After numerous test and multiple medications, he was released and is now in the follow up stage with the "gist" family...(Cardiolo(gist)...Endocrinolo(gist)...) to ensure no other fowl play is going on in his body. Next steps...a series of blood work, kidney and artery scans.
That's the BAD news...we are still in limbo.
The GOOD news, all of his test so far have eliminated heart attack, stroke and heart disease.
THE BETTER NEWS!!!
While in the ER, we received a FINAL confirmation from an issue from 6 YEARS AGO!
6 years ago, my husband visited the doc with pneumonia which resulted in a chest x-ray. Purely by accident, the x-ray captured a portion of his liver which identified a 3 centimeter mass. An immediate biopsy was ordered to find out what this unknown "thing" was in his liver. We found ourselves rubbing shoulders with Oncologist and docs that we never thought we wold visit, especially so young. Fast forward a little bit to post prayer, post procedure and results...we were told the biopsy came back normal or the tech might have "missed the spot". He was release from ongoing care 6 months later after being told everything was fine and apparently the spot on his liver was fine. Great news, right?! Yes, but it's been in the back of my husbands mind for years that resolution seemed a little less than certain.
Well, it gets BETTER!
During this most recent (a week ago) episode in the hospital, the heart doc was asking Allen about the incident 6 year ago...somewhat scratching her head.
She said, "I just reviewed your medical history and I wanted to let you know that the mass that was on your liver 6 years ago...it's no longer there, it's gone".
That was the first person that bothered to tell us this news.
My husband said "God knew that I needed confirmation of healing and He loves me so much that He chose to prove it, right there in front of my family, so there would be no future questions".
He loves us...Oh, how He loves us!!!
Thanks to all who have sent text, emails, called and especially for your prayers and concern.