Friday, January 23, 2009

My Mommy!

Every time I have a baby or Ryan donates bone marrow (okay, that only happened once) or we have any major drama in our lives MY MOM shows up and keeps our lives together! Until Amy moved to town we didn't live near any family and there are some things you can only ask your mom to do, like come visit when your entire household is throwing up! I can't even count the times my mom has stepped in and held sick babies, cleaned my house with the kind of detail I never have time for, cooked meals, folded laundry, etc. How thankful I am that she retired this year. We couldn't have survived the fall without her.
Well, the tables have turned this time and I am currently at a hospital in Baltimore with my mom. My mom is having MAJOR surgery this morning. I'm not going to go into great detail because she's not one for having the entire blog world know her business. But this is MAJOR. She's going to be spending at least one night in the hospital. We're expecting her recovery to take about 8 weeks. So I'm going to be spending a few nights with her while Ryan juggles the kids at home. He'll be fine. I left him with lots of chicken nuggets, cheese sticks and even a meatloaf. No one is going to starve!
So as you're reading this would you please ask God to be with my mom RIGHT NOW! Pray that the surgeon's hands will be skillful and that his work will be swift and precise. And ESPECIALLY pray for my mom's recovery. I've been through two other surgeries with her and she does NOT handle anesthesia well at all. She usually throws up constantly for at least 6 hours if not more (sometimes it's been days). She also can not take prescription painkillers without throwing up. This is a real issue and one that we really need to cover in prayer. This surgery is major and she's really going to need some pain meds. I'm going to ask GOD for something big, something that I would consider a MIRACLE. I'm asking the Lord to not only take away my mom's nausea, but I'm going to ask him to keep her from throwing up entirely! Would you JOIN ME in praying for my mom?
I set this post to post about an hour before her surgery! So right now mom should be prepping for surgery. Just pray that she'll have peace. She's been dreading this. To be honest, so have I. It's not going to be pleasant!
I'll post an update when I can. I'm not sure when that will be. If I can't get to it today then I'll try to get Amy to post an update!
Thanks so much for praying. It means so much to me to know that my precious mom is covered in prayer!
Love you guys!


the*4*of*us said...

praying that everything goes well!! We'll pray for Ryan, too!

Heidi said...

I will be praying! I can totally related to the getting sick from anesthia!!! I will be praying for a miracle, because throwing up is the worst when your already in pain!!

Anonymous said...

Judy, I'm praying. I talked to her last night because she was checking on my mom. Please keep us updated. Anna

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

Praying for your Mom, you, Ryan, the kids and all the medical staff that is helping your Mom. I pray that God guides that hands of those helping your Mom and that he gives you an extra measure of peace!

Daniel said...

Judy, I will be praying for your mom and her surgery, the doctors and the recovery process. Please let us know how everything goes.

Katy said...

Praying for both of you - for peace, for quick recovery for her, for NO throwing up, and for GOOD news later from you today on the blog!! Oh and an easy time for Ryan at home!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your mom!!! Praying for Ryan and the kids too. I hope your mom does well with the anesthia and pain meds...I can totally empathize with her.
You are a blessed guys are always there to fill in the gaps.
- Laurie

Jenn said...

i pray that everything went alright and that she is doing better then well at this point.

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for praying. God has truly blessed me through this experience. I had been putting this off for three years because of the dread of recovery. Thank you Jesus - I'm home, I'm in very little pain, and I didn't throw up even one time. PRAISE GOD!!!
(If you're wondering why I am posting so late, I have to take medicine in a little while)