Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We Will Trust


 We did have a great Thanksgiving with all the family home.  But Dan's mom is back in the hospital as of last night...we could actually use some prayers heading our way.  Nellie is just taking a beating. I must admit I am getting pretty disappointed in the medical care she has been receiving. Between emergency rooms, doctor office visits, both missing a urinary track infection, and diabetic crashes. I can see that everywhere we go, the medical community is so overwhelmed, they are just not performing well.  I feel like we have to be at the hospital 24/7 just to make sure she eats, drinks, and gets to the bath room. Grandpa is plum worn out.  I can't help but wonder what it would be like with a government run system.  Does any one believe they could or would do a better job?

Please pray that we would get God's perspective and heart during this whole season.  He is faithful.  Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.


Update


Thanks for the prayers and compassion. We are still dealing with a lot of run around...7 hours between three of us at the hospital today. When I got there at noon her water was out of reach on the other side of the room, and she hadn't eaten since early morning. They had missed her snack and forgot her lunch (she is having diabetic problems, so no food is bad, not to mention she is anemic and malnutrition) Finally at 2:00pm after three phone calls to the kitchen we finally got her lunch :/ But the good news is she is doing better. Her infection is at least gone. Now she can work on recovering in some of these other areas.

7 comments:

Barbara said...

Sorry to read of the difficulties you are having in getting care for your M-I-L. Certainly hard times.

I think on many occasions we have the same problems here.

You are in my prayers.

Blessings Barbara

Von said...

It's hard enough watching and caring for aging parents without the added burden of a dysfunctional medical system. Seems there is no coordination among all the providers and much slips through the cracks.

We'll be praying for all of you!

Sara said...

It is not easy to see loved ones suffer these difficulties. May God provide all that you need for every aspect of the situation, and bless Nellie and the whole family mightily, as only He can.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I will continue to pray for Nellie. I don't know what people do that don't have family and friends to help them while they are in the hospital. Things are much different than they were years ago with hospital care. There's not enough help and sadly a lot of them aren't caring enough. I'm so sorry this is all happening. You guys take care of yourselves too.

On This Rock said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you all...it is a very difficult time when parents are struggling with complex medical problems that can so quickly spire out of control...especially when the systems in place are not optimum as well.

As for a public healthcare system? As a Canadian, I suspect there are positive, negative and similar stories here as well. She is fortunate to have her family and her advocates.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So sorry to hear things have not gone well this past week with Nellie. My prayers are with you all.

Knitting Mania said...

Oh Sis...praying on this end too. Poor Nellie and Dutch,. my heart just breaks to hear about this. So glad they have you and Danny to help them and oversee the medical issues, since she's not getting good care from the hospital.

Hang in there sweetie...we are thinking and praying for you guys.

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