Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Hold On"

Tammy's Mom has been through a lot in the last 6 months including the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), major circulatory problems which required drastic by-pass surgery for her descending aorta and both femoral arteries back in September that kept her in the hospital for an unexpected 8 weeks, and now, has left her only kidney not functioning so, she has had to undergo dialysis 3 days a week since. She's also had a stroke in her right eye which has left her without vision in that eye and undergone carotid artery surgery/cleaning. This morning she goes in to have a permanent dialysis port put in place in her arm. I know this has been a most difficult and trying time for her and I just wanted to offer her this song by the band 33 Miles for encouragement this morning. I know it's one of her favorites. The video's cheesey, but the song is awesome.

I'll be praying for you Mom and will continue to do so that your kidney will be restored.

One of the main reasons why I run being an ex-smoker myself and looking to get on a road to better health and perhaps prevent some of these issues in me in the future.


Mar said...

I'll be thinking about her and wishing her a speedy recovery. She must be a very strong woman to be enduring so much hardship in her life. And what a great son in law to have by her side..:)

Rick said...

It's been rough and she's struggled mentally/psychologically more so than physically lately. Both my in-laws had a rough year last year. Fortunately, we only live two houses down from them, which is good in being able to help them out with whatever, whenever.

Thanks for the well-wishes, Mar.

jessica said...

Wow! I had no idea what was still going on! They have had a year! Im so sorry she's going thru this all- I will pray, I think of you all everytime I drive by. As always let us know if you need anything!!!!

Rick said...

Thanks, Jess. We appreciate it. Her mom really needs prayer for her mental attitude. She's very discouraged and looks at everything from a negative perspective.