Amanda is up in here wheelchair eating breakfast – A bacon and cheese omelet (again) compliments of Henry’s on the River. She is sporting a light and airy look – her wonderful nurse brought in some real shampoo from her home and we shampooed Amanda’s hair while she lay in bed – rinsing with cups of water. Kudos to her nurse, Brandy. It made Amanda feel great to get rid of that grease! She’s looking good.
Waiting for a bed at Children’s.
Waiting for her lungs to improve.
Waiting for a good CO2 blood test result.
Waiting to go home.
Waiting for answers.
Do any of you remember the Sharon, Lois, and Bram show aka the Elephant Show? It was a kids show that my girls watched when they were little – I believe it was out of Canada so maybe just familiar to Detroit area people? Anyways, they sang a song that went like this (the lyrics anyways): “I am slowly going crazy, crazy slowly going am I … etc” That’s my song for the day. I googled it on youtube and actually found it – it’s pretty lame but it fits my mood – in case you want to experience it:
So many other people in my church family are hurting – and struggling – and probably going crazy today. My heart and prayers go out to them. Tom’s brother died following a tragic accident, Sue’s sister was put in hospice care, others facing surgeries, Judy’s daughter battling cancer … despite our busy lives and despite how impersonal some think the internet can make communications … I think it is wonderful how we can stay in touch and send thoughts and wishes – even though we can’t visit in person I know from experience that it helps much to know how many people care.
You’re my rock and my redeemer,
You’re the reason that I sing
(took this from you Judy – one of my fave’s, too!)
NEWS FLASH … they just got back the results of the repeat blood draw and we’re just going to throw out this mornings CO2 !! Yesterday’s CO2 was 73 (and we want it to come DOWN more) and this morning’s CO2 was 95 !!! What??? The retake came in at 70 !!! Still needs to be lower – but it’s coming down! Woo hoo! Amen.