From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

calm in the storm...

Just a quick update...

Lura & Jonas made it home safely to Reading.  Doug is home safely from Pottstown (although, he has to be back @ the hospital to open at 4:30am...please pray for safety).  I am safely home, checking emails, enjoying some quiet alone time with my favorite coffee.  Mom & Melissa are staying in Lancaster tonight.  LGH has graciously given our family the use of an apartment, free of charge, less than 1/2 block from the door of the hospital. 

Dad's angiogram went very well.  They were able to embolize (stop blood supply to) the tumors both at the top and bottom of his right femur.  They also inserted coils into the left leg to prevent blood clots.  He is having some discomfort in his right leg, as was expected, as well as where they inserted the catheter into his left groin. 

Tomorrow, Dad will again be an add-on for surgery to insert the rod into his right femur.  My wonderful in-laws took Liam and Landis home with them so that, once the roads are clear, Brennan and I can head up to be with him.  If I know the surgery time in advance, I'll send a quick update.  Otherwise, I'll update once Dad is out of surgery and back to his room.  I'm hoping that by then we'll have had a chance to talk to Dr. Reddy to get a better feel for what the next steps will be.

Until then, the storm rages on outside but we will rest secure in the promises of the One who is able to calm the storm.  God bless each of you for taking the time to read this and to pray for our family.  You mean more to me than you know.

 Psalm 10728 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
   and he brought them out of their distress.
29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
   the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 They were glad when it grew calm,
   and he guided them to their desired haven.


  1. His mercies are new every morning.

  2. oh Andrea, another 'storm' in the midst of your present one. But thanking Him with you for the apt. use, that is awesome!