Saturday, February 12, 2011

Birthday, Popsicles & Prayer Needed...

Last Sunday was my Lord's day.  Being the first (1st) Sonday of the month, it was Communion Sunday.  A truly enjoyable experience for me. 

Later, I visited the cemetary, as I usually do.  This time, instead of a blanket of snow, it seemed that I was almost up to my knees as I made my way through drifts.

It wasn't hard to know where Gordon's grave is located, for I have a wreath set up, there.  Although I must say that one time, a few years ago, Gordon and I visited his parents' grave (close by his) when snow covered the terrain.  I recall he carried a shovel.  Together, we made our way to where we thought the grave site was.  Gordon carefully lifted away snow from the area and...voila!  There it was!  On the first try!  Almost unbelievable, for the whole area has only flat markers.

This week, I did something unusual. 

It wasn't my daughter P's boyfriend K's birthday, for his birthday is actually February 14th.  Yup.  Valentine's Day!  However, since my grandson S was scheduled to have his tonsils removed on Friday, the 11th, we realized that S probably wasn't going to be feeling like eating anything, even cake, by then.

So, we got together and celebrated K's birthday...early!  As usual, I baked a cake and went to P's, where we enjoyed some time together, celebrating and enjoying our sweet treat.  Here's K, blowing out his candles! 



In case you're wondering, we did NOT have to call the fire department! :-))

As I mentioned, my nine (9) year old grandson S was scheduled to have his tonsils removed.  While this surgery is fairly common, even if it is not done regularly any more, it was a risky surgery for S.

If you've been a reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL), you'll probably recall that S is my grandson who has the heart problem that he will have to have surgery for, when he's older.

This means that he is not supposed to have general anesthetic or certain medications, like heavy duty pain meds.  Even just the stress leading up to the surgery is enough to start his heart rate going double the rate it should, or worse.  So, this was a stressful time, for S and his Mom.  For me, too.

If I told you I worried, you might think what kind of Christian is this?  After all, our Lord told us to not fear or be afraid, for He is with us always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).  In addition, Jesus told us in Matthew 6:34, not to worry about our life.  Besides, His will is always done, so what's the point in worrying?!

But truly, we are all only human.  Besides, I really didn't worry; but, I was concerned.  Only because I knew how dangerous it was for S to have this surgery, or any surgery.  Especially, since the closest pediatric heart specialist is located in London, Ontario; more than two (2) hours drive, away.

While in the recovery room, the nursing staff decided to move S to a regular room, where it was more quiet, because someone else in the recovery room was waking up, in distress. Just the stress in the room caused S's heart rate to skyrocket (even though S was still unconscious), during this other person's episodes.

I praise God and thank Jesus, for keeping a hedge of protection around S, and bringing him through the surgery, without any serious and unmanagable incident, yesterday.

Now, he's resting at home.  S has been refusing to swallow even his own saliva; but hopefully, his Mom can convince him to have a popsicle and he'll find out that it will help the pain.

Thank you, to all who have prayed for S and will continue to do so.  May God bless you, richly.

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Oops...there's more I need to add.  Currently, my grandson S is back at Hotel-Dieu/Grace Hospital and is having an EKG.  He's extremely sick. S is dehydrated, his throat is swollen and filled with (white) infection and inflammation; he's been vomiting, too.

Once they have finished their tests, the hospital will be transferring S to Windsor Regional Hospital - Met Campus, where he will be staying until he's better.

Please pray for S...and for my daughter P.  Again, I thank you.  May God bless you, now and always.

Father,  On bended knee I come to you, because You are my God.  You are everywhere, know everything and are in control of all things.  Father, I come to you, requesting that it is Your will to heal my nine (9) year old grandson, S.  Father, Your will is always done.  I pray it is Your will to wrap Your loving arms around S, lift him up, encourage him and heal him, Father.  You know the plans you have for S's life.  Father, I pray Your plans include saving him, if he is not saved, already.  Heal S, quickly.  I ask also Father, that You lift up my daughter P, who is supposed to avoid stress.  You know her health condition and You know her needs.  Father, I pray it is Your will to protect and keep safe both my loved ones and provide for all their needs.  In Jesus' name I pray.  And, I thank You, in advance.  Amen.

Until next time...

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