Thursday, September 27, 2007

Showers of Blessings



Well...it wasn't pneumonia!

A week ago Wednesday, I started having the same symptoms that sent me to the doctor for a pneumonia diagnoses on Labor Day. This time the pain was on the opposite side of my back, so my assumption was that the pneumonia was back in my left lung.

We immediately called the pulmonary doctor to see if I could come in the next day, and thank God I could. He did a chest x-ray and requested that I have a CT scan done on Friday. The CT scan revealed that I had pulmonary embolisms (blood clots on my lungs)! The diagnoses earlier in the month was incorrect.

Thanks to God for protecting me!

I was in the hospital for three days of complete bed rest and two additional days of minimum activity on IV and oral blood thinners. I will have to continue the oral blood thinners for six months!

Thank you so much to all of you who reached out to us during this time. You are and continue to be the "hands and feet of Christ" to us. We are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends who have done so much for us! It is hard to express with words how blessed we feel for all the blessings you have showered and continue to shower on us...everything from chocolate, to meals, to visiting us, to magazines, to loaning us your i pod...all of it, no matter how big or small, did not go unnoticed and we are very grateful and humbled by your generosity!

Especially thank you to all of you who prayed for us, no doubt God heard and answered your prayers! Please continue to pray for us as I recover from home.

Lastly, I would be remiss if I did not mention what exceptional care my husband took of me. I could not have asked for a better care taker. I know this was hard and exhausting on him, but he was a trooper! I am so grateful to God for giving me such a great companion for life.

"Who am I Lord?"

3 comments:

Julie said...

Em,
You were in our prayers. Glad to know you are better!

The Rowlands said...

Wow, I'm just now catching up on your blog. I'm glad you are out of the hospital - that is stressful in and of itself. I hope you continue to recuperate! I love the pictures of your post below - how cute.

Sisters said...

I am so glad you are feeling better and are at home. I was praying for you all last week. So glad God protected you!
AJL