Here's where we are with my mom. Her body is still making a LOT of fluid as it heals from the surgery, which is normal. The problem is, more fluid is draining out of her body through the drain tube than she can replace by eating and drinking. My mom is a VERY TINY lady, and she doesn't drink in a WEEK what they want her to drink in a DAY. So, the doctor has decided to cap the drain and see if he can get her body to absorb the fluid instead of her body taking the "easy route" and just passing it out through the drain. Somehow we need to get mom over this "hump" so she can gain some strength, get out of the hospital, and eventually GET BACK HOME!!
So I'm asking my awesome PRAYER WARRIORS TO PRAY SPECIFICALLY FOR MY MOTHER:
We need her body to absorb this excess fluid and NOT just accumulate in her abdomen like it did the last time.
We do NOT want the fluid to grow bacteria, so pray against infection.
We want mom's appetite to INCREASE so she can begin to build up some strength.
We need her to be able to easily take her medicine.
We need the JOY of the LORD to fill her soul. This has been a long process and frankly she gets very discouraged sometimes. She is sick and tired of being sick and tired. She needs the Holy Spirit to come upon her like a mighty rushing wind!!!
I know that our God is able to do ALL THIS AND MORE and
I ask you to agree with me for these things.
We need to get mom stable, which is the first step to getting her OUT OF THE HOSPITAL, which is the first step to
GETTING HER HOME.
Prayers appreciated for safe travels for my dad and brother-in-law, as they are headed back to Houston tomorrow. Hopefully by the first of the week mom can be out of the hospital and in the hotel, and then after a few days we can bring her home. I'll head down there the first of the week and stay until I can bring her home.
Your prayers are appreciated beyond words. My heart is so full of love for all of you that have prayed continually for my mother. God is good, and He answers prayer.