Monday, June 28, 2021

His Healing Touch

 


When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. ~Matthew 14:14

We just get my mother moved into a beautiful assisted living facility last Friday, when Sunday finds her back in the emergency room because she is struggling to breathe.  And that's with oxygen!

The news comes as we are driving back to Kennesaw, but that turns out to be a good thing.  The medical POA is in our safe at home, and the hospital definitely needs a copy of that in order to proceed with any treatments.  It is sent to them pronto.

I don't need to tell you, as you've probably already guessed, we do not hold out much hope for Mom's full recovery.  But once again, at least for now, she's beaten the odds.  They will be placing her in a regular hospital room, after a night in ICU, as I write this on Monday.

Our concerns for her health are many.  She is sleeping way too much, not eating enough, doesn't have the strength to do meaningful PT, and still has a bed sore that, although its being treated, could lead to sepsis.  Since things are touch and go at the moment, I will not be blogging again this week unless we find out something definitive.

Prayers are still welcomed as our entire family and her circle of friends need all the comfort and peace we can get.  And of course, prayers are needed for Mom, too.  She is in dire need of healing, either here on earth, or at home in heaven when she feels Jesus' healing touch and knows she is well for all eternity.

Thank you, dear friends, and I do hope my next news is good news.

Amen!

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47 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear your sad news about your Mom, Martha. I continue to pray for God and Jesus to be close to you all and comfort you with His love and caring at this difficult time.

    Take care my friend. God bless.

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    1. Yes, Victor, this was not a good turn of events for any of us. Your prayers are so appreciated!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Most definitely will be praying for all of you.

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    1. The more prayers, the better, Bill.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Dearest Martha Jane,
    You all are definitely in dire need of lots of prayers.
    May God decide what is BEST for all involved.
    We have to trust his plan.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  4. I will continue to pray with you for your precious mother. I know she is in God's care, and He will do what is best for her at this time in her life. You can rest assured that He will not leave her nor forsake her in her hour of need. "For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21. Either way is a win. Praying for your peace now.

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    1. Yes, Pamela, it is a win-win either way. Thank you for your prayers!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Praying for family and friends, Martha.

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    1. Thanks so much, Glynn. The Lord knows we need them!
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Praying Martha, may the Lord bless you all and hold you in His loving care, may peace moment by moment be yours and especially for your darling mother, we only have one and they are very precious. Wisdom and grace to those who care in Jesus name.
    Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. Thank you, Shaz, for your sweet words of encouragement and prayer here. They mean so much!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Oh no(!!!) about your mother's sudden turn. I don't know what to say, Martha. Praying boldly right now. God's in the details. HUGS!

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    1. This sudden turn certainly threw a monkey wrench into the works, Myra, that's for sure. Your prayers are so appreciated!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. I'm so sorry Martha. Sending big hugs to you and prayers for all!

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    1. Thank you, Martha. We can sure use those!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Praying, My Friend. It is such a roller coaster ride when our parents are in decline. Know your pain in watching this.
    Blessings!

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    1. It certainly is a roller coaster ride, Lulu, and your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. I’m so sorry, Martha, that you and your family are having such hard days. I pray for all of you to be covered in God’s love and peace.

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    1. Thank you, Nells. We so need God's love and peace.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. I appreciate this update, Martha, and I have been praying for your mom, you, and your family. Know that the prayers will continue. Sending love & hugs.

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    1. Thanks, Terri, for your continued prayers for all of us. They are needed!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about this difficult turn of events for your mother's health. Praying that the Lord comforts and strengthens you for this difficult pathway, and provides healing and improvement for your mother! Also, wanted to let you know that I clicked on your link at the end of the post, and it does not open up to a web page. I am currently working on the changes with feedburner as well. Blessings and hugs!

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    1. Marilyn, try to copy and paste the link into your browser and see if that works. Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers at this time.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Thank you for the update Martha, I am sorry to hear she is not well. I pray for the Lord's will and plan to be fulfilled in her life, in Jesus'name. And peace of mind for you all!

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    1. Thank you, Marja. Yes, it's a difficult time for all of us.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. hugs,prayers,and peace sweet friend!

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  15. Oh, what a rollercoaster you have been on with your mom. :( I'm sorry about all her struggles. May the Lord give you all peace and grace as you walk through this season of unknowns.

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    1. A roller coaster it continues to be, Lisa. Thanks for the prayers!
      Love and blessings!

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear this news, Martha. Bless her heart and yours. Continued prayers for everyone.

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  17. Praying for peace, comfort, rest ...
    xo

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  18. so much on your plate right now, dear friend. Lots of prayers heading your way.

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    1. Prayers are certainly felt and needed, Jean.
      Love and blessings!

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  19. Oh Martha. I feel your quandary, having been in similar circumstances in 2018 when my dear father (age 94) graduated to heaven. It was blessed relief as his quality of life had deteriorated so drastically. I'm grateful he slipped away in his sleep and without pain. Hard to say good-bye and yet we were happy for him that life's trials were finally over. I pray God's peace, strength and comfort minister to you in powerful ways during this difficult time, dear Martha.

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    1. Yes, Nancy, it's so hard to lose a loved one, and I know you miss your dad to this day. Mom is rallying, and we're now scrambling to find her health care at home. Your prayersare so appreciated.
      Love and blessings!

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  20. Praying for you, dear friend.You've had quite a year already with family health issues. I pray for your comfort and stamina, as well as for your mom and also for your husband's health.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! Yes, it has been quite the year, and now Mom's back in the hospital again. Not holding out much hope . . .
      Love and blessings!

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  21. Just read on Mevely's blog your Mom is in hospital. Praying for her and for you all.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks so much, Victor. We're not holding out a lot of hope right now.
      Love and blessings!

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