Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Illness Update

This past week was a low point in our deputation for us. Saturday the 28th, we began packing for a short overnight trip to Cookeville to present the ministry of MAF to a combined Sunday School class. About 30 minutes before we were supposed to leave, I had to "hug the toilet", and felt worse from there.
I finally started to recover on Wednesday the 1st, just in time for Tasha’s beloved dog Maggie to break her left front leg. We rushed her to the vet where the most humane thing to do was put her to rest. That night, in between tears, Tasha came down with the same stomach bug I had.
The following Saturday, the 4th, as we were packing for a week-long trip to Middle Tennessee she began feeling light headed, short of breath and her heart began racing (tachycardia). We took her to the ER, where they admitted her to Cardiovascular CCU with a heart rate sometimes getting to 208 beats per minute.
They were able to get it under control with medication, and fortunately baby girl was un-affected and safe. They did several tests on Tasha; the lab results were all normal, her blood pressure was perfect, her heart is structurally sound and healthy, just beating too fast. After she gives birth, they will do more tests and determine what caused it and how to fix it. We were released and came home yesterday, Feb 5th.
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed……..Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4
Praise God for:
Doctors and facilities available to help
Tasha and Baby’s health
Our wonderful family who took care of us, our house, and our pet while we were at the hospital
Even while we were out of commission, our funding continues to increase! We are at 70% of our new goal, or 77% of our old one!
Through a local cat rescue group, we have been able to find a home for our two cats!
Please be in prayer for:
Tasha and Baby’s health
Our morale and energy as we recover from illness, hospital visits, and the loss of our canine family member.

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