Thursday, July 26, 2007
Thankful Thursday and a Prayer Request
edited to add an update: My Mom called a little while ago, and I could hear the relief in her voice. They had a really positive experience at their local er (which we have heard some not very encouraging things about from other people - making me nervous about them going there). They were seen immediately. Everyone was very kind and attentive, and they had a wonderful doctor who gave my Dad a real thorough going over - even taking another chest xray. His conclusion is that it was originally bronchitis which has just lingered for a long time causing bacteria to form inside him.(for those of you with a medical background I apologize - this sounds so simplified). He perscribed four different medications. So they were on their way to get those filled. I think the relief of having a diagnosis is medicine in itself. Thank you, thank you so much for your prayers. I just know the Lord heard and went before them into that er preparing the way. You are the best!!
I look forward to Thursday’s and am so thankful that Iris hosts Thankful Thursday. It is a blessing to be able to give thanks for the things God has done for us in this way and to read about what He is doing in the lives of others.
We wake every morning in recent days to dire weather forecasts – flood warnings and reports of road closures – all sorts of difficult circumstances due to the record breaking rains we’ve been having. Through all of this the Lord has kept us all safe. No accidents while driving, no flooding at our son’s home (and that is only the hand of God because with these rains it is nothing short of a miracle that they haven’t flooded). I am so thankful for answered prayer.
I’m thankful that my little Granddaughter H. is doing so much better. She had what the doctor diagnosed as a virus last weekend. However the fever seemed to come and go. She would be fine during the day and then feverish again in the evening. On Monday she woke up from her nap complaining that her chest hurt. My DIL took her to the doctor right away, and they found she has pneumonia!! He gave her a very strong antibiotic and said if she wasn’t feeling better in twenty-four hours they would have to hospitalize her. Thankfully she is doing much better. I talked to her last night on the phone, and she sounds like her usual sweet little perky self. Thank You Lord.
I’m thankful that our daughter has gotten more work. She is trying to start her own business and was getting a bit discouraged because some of the people weren’t paying her in a timely manner. She was thinking, for the first time, of just giving up and going back to a full-time job. She called so excited the other day to tell us she had gotten a lot of new work. She said, “That is such an answer to prayer.” Yes it is. Thank You Father.
I am thankful for my family – for the love and support there is for each other – for the amazing blessing of having them all part of God’s family. When one of us is in need, the others are there to pray and encourage and help in any way they can. I know this is a post about answered prayer, but I do have one request. If you think of him, would you pray for my Dad? He has had a chronic cough for weeks now. The doctor has tried several different antibiotics – none of which helped. He sent him to an allergist, and he isn’t allergic to anything. That doctor thought it might be reflux and prescribed a medication for that – no relief. He doesn’t cough much during the day, but once the evening rolls around he begins. My Mom said he coughed from four o’clock in the afternoon until two o’clock in the morning. Needless to say neither one of them is getting much sleep. His doctor is now recommending they see a pulmonary specialist. They called and can’t get an appointment for another two weeks. I just got off the phone with my Mom, and she has agreed to just take him in to the emergency room. Someone will have to see him there. He is eighty-seven years old and has been in very good health up until now. Please pray that they will find out what is causing this cough and that it will be something easily treatable. Thank you so very much. I am so thankful for all of you because I know you will pray for him. You’re just that way – loving, caring and so very special.