Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Project 365 - Week 26...take 2

 Week 26.

Well, blogger would not let me edit my last post for some reason so I am having to start over.  I am having a hard time piecing the week together...it is all a blur today, but here goes.

 We are using a VBS program for our Summer Sunday school.  While we were gone last week, my amazingly talented friend, Denise, decorated our Sunday School hall for me!!!  It looks so great!

 Our church secretary came back from maternity leave and I finally got to hold this sweet, sweet boy!!!  She will be bringing him to work with her, so I hope to do more of this!!  :)

Right after noon, I got a call that my FIL, who had been in rehab, was not responsive and was being taken to the ER.  I was planning to leave on Tuesday to go help my MIL, but hopped in the car and left today....so glad I did.

 My FIL is in CCU.  He is mostly unresponsive but when I got there, he turned his head to me and smiled!!!  A gift for sure.  They are running lots of test on him to find out why his calcium and sodium levels are so high....the reason they think he is not responding.

 No change in my FIL.  His calcium levels have started to come down but he is still not waking up.  This picture cracks me up.  This is how my MIL walks around the house carrying her phones.....so cute!

 Soooo tired today.  Joe is not waking up like they keep saying he will and we still don't have any answers.  Tonight I just needed to put my feet up and rest.

 I am not sleeping well and needed this coffee today.  I really needed about 4 cups though because my MIL uses coffee with 50% caffeine.  Today we found out that Joe has multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer.  It is the cause of his high levels of calcium.  We will be meeting with the oncologist tomorrow.

 This is what is getting me through these days.......my time with God.  
Joe's calcium levels are down, but he is not waking up.  The doctor believes he won't and that this is not reversable.  Since he is not awake, he is not able to receive chemo.  The doctor is a christian and told Sue if it were his dad, he would not do any more.  This was a very sad day, as we decided to take Joe off everything and move him to hospice.

This speaks love to me and I think I will always treasure this picture.

I am home now and my husband is with his mom.  He will stay with her till Friday and if Joe has not passed away, he will come home to preach on Sunday.  We are just waiting now. Thanks so much for all your prayers and emails.  It has meant the world to me.  I am so blessed to have such great friends!!


Mocha with Linda said...

Such sweet pictures. Love that you'll have this picture diary of these last days as hard as it is. Hugs to you, sweet friend!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

These are hard days my friend!

I prayed for you this morning, I know that God will surround your entire family with love, strength and peaces in the days ahead!


The Bug said...

What a blessing you were to your MIL - I'm glad you were able to be there with them & that your hubby could go be with them too.

Praying for your family as you go through these last days...

Kim said...

Your FIL passed into the presence of his Savior this week, and I know the family is all together for the funeral. Just wanted you to know I'm praying for all of you. The picture of your MIL holding your FIL's hand brings tears to my eyes. Such love.

momma frans said...

sweet picture of your inlaws' hands.
glad you're able to be there with them/for them.
sending thoughts and prayers your direction!

Angie said...


My thoughts and prayers are with you!


Lynne said...

Hi Sara, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! God Bless...and love your blog. :-)