Tuesday, June 11, 2013

An Expected End...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that my nurse had a day off.  She was replaced by another nurse.  One that I like, very much.

My nurse was also off on Monday.  Once again, the same replacement nurse came to care for me.  For this, I praised God!

When she arrived, she made it clear that she would once again make every effort to get my PICC line working, completely.

Unfortunately, all the flushing she did once again, didn't work. While the saline solution entered okay, she wasn't able to withdraw blood through the lines.

She decided that we would need Heparin, to help clear the lines.  But, she didn't have authorization/permission or the drug with her.

Consequently, my PICC line is still not working 100%.

Even so, I'm grateful I am still able to receive the super-antibiotics I require.  24 hours per day.

After cleaning and redressing my abdominal wounds, my nurse discussed the fact that I will have to have telephone contact with my nurses.  And, she filled out some forms to take with me to my medical appointments.

We discussed the fact that I will be having a CT scan. 

We also discussed the issue of my PICC line and the work it needs done.

We discussed the issue of my medical appointment this week, with my surgeon/doctor.

Even though all this is to take place, we discussed the fact that no one knows yet whether or not my medical care will be continued.  Time will tell. 

After all, only God knows what my future holds.

Thinking of this brought to mind a Bible verse that is very familiar to most people.  Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."

How grateful I am that God provided His Word, for me... and for you.

How thankful I am, that I was taught to read my Bible, regularly.  And, memorize verses.

How grateful I am, that as I live each moment of my life, I can draw on what God provided for us.  Exactly, for that reason.

How thankful I am, that God alone knows what He has planned for each of us.  And, that the plans He has are for our ultimate good.

Thank You, Lord.  I truly feel blessed! 

Until next time...

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