Friday, January 29, 2010

Also . . .

I just thought I'd let you know that my dad is still in the hospital and has "officially" (kinda sorta) been diagnosed with MS now. The treatment I mentioned the doctors would be giving him for his symptoms in one of my previous posts is called plasmapheresis. His doctor thinks that with 10 days of this treatment and a few days in rehab afterward, he will get better. They're aiming to have him home by the superbowl (which I just learned is next Saturday, February 7th.) :) He started the plasmapheresis on last Tuesday and right now he's not doing very well. He's in a lot of pain all over his body and feels extremely weak, along with his other symptoms as well. Some friends of ours took Sister #1 and I to visit my parents at the hospital tonight. That was really nice, but it is really hard seeing Daddy lying so miserably in that hospital bed. Please pray for there to be improvement soon and also about a staph infection the doctors found in his blood yesterday. We think that might possibly be the cause to all of the pain in his body.

We continue to trust in God for all things! To Him be all glory, honor, and praise!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths sraight."
- Proverbs 3:5-6

11 comments:

Chloƫ said...

Taylor,

I prayed for your dad this morning and continue to lift him up.

God bless,
Chloe

Johanna said...

I will pray!
Just keep on trusting in God!

Your loving Sister in Christ,

Johanna

Lindsay said...

I'm still praying, Taylor!! At least now the doctors have a better idea of what he has. I hope the treatments and rehab will help him get better and that he's able to be back home soon!

~ Love,
Lindsay

Taylor said...

Chloe ~ Johanna ~ and Lindsay:
Thank you all... we were surprised this morning because Mom called to say that he's doing SO much better now! He's laughing, smiling, and even eating on his own a little bit. :D As far as his pain goes, he's doing much better!! Praise God!

Blessings,
~Taylor

Eden and Sara said...

Your dad is in my prayers, Taylor. May God bless your family as you go through this difficult time. ~Blessings, Eden

Miranda said...

Taylor,
I will be praying for your dad! I can imagine it is difficult for your whole family! I hope he feels better soon!

God is with you all!

Miranda

Taylor said...

Eden and Miranda:
Thank you so much! Prayer is very powerful!! :)

Anonymous said...

More pictures! More pictures! More pictures! In case you haven't figured it out yet, I want to see more pictures. . . more of you in the woods and more of the creative ones you've been taking with your new camera. More pictures!

I love you,

Mom

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just thought of something fun to do. You could think of some words such as: relaxing, beautiful, gracious, love, faith, hope, future, simple, awesome, sad, melancholy, fire, wind, etc. You could then go through your pictures and find ones that you think reflect that one word and do a post about it. Sounds like fun to me! What do you think?

I love you even more than I did a minutes ago,

Mom

Anonymous said...

New post about Dad needed. He's doing so much better and you just have to share it with your bloggin' friends.

I love you even more than I did two minutes ago,

Mom

P.S. Can you tell that Daddy is sleeping and I'm bored at the hospital?

Taylor said...

Dear Anonymous Commenter/aka Mommy: :)

Yes to all of your questions! lol :D ...And, I love you more! <3

~Taylor