Monday, February 15, 2010

Update From Hoag

My mom is stable now and they are still trying to determine the cause of her strokes. There are a few complications. They found a clot in one of her calves but do not seem too worried about the clot for now. One of the concerns is that she has a bacteriological infection in her blood. There are 2 different kinds of bacteria. They are not sure of the source of the infection but are treating her with antibiotics. Please pray that the infection will go away and they will be able to prevent further infection. Mom is still unable to talk but the doctor says this can improve over time and they are having speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy… I am praying that even though my mom is unable to speak, we will be able to understand her wants and needs. There are so many things that are still unknown and her situation is very complicated. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and staff as well as wisdom for our family as we try to do what is best for mom.

We have been blessed by everyone’s kindness and for all of the prayers on my mom’s behalf. This weekend, people have come to the hospital and prayed for my mom and sang hymns and praise songs and we have all been very touched.

Thank you for your love and prayers.

Psalm 121
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The LORD will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever.

1 comment:

  1. We all love your mom and this deeply saddens us. Julie and I are praying for the best outcome as possible. I hope the infection goes away and recovery comes smoothly after.