Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pray Specifically

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!!


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 

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. 



  1. I suppose they know what is best with the capping but that is a little worrisome. Do they think fluid ivs will not do the trick, then...because it drains so fast. Usually it is the other way around. Too bad she can't drink more-that would really help the whole situation. Praying for the specifics you asked for, Robbin. xo Diana

  2. Praying. Your mother has been through a lot. A very long and tiring process, I am sure. Seems like two steps forward and two steps back? But God's word is like a nail in a sure place and reliable. His word will not return to Him void. Even though we can't see it...God is at work behind the scenes. Rest in Jesus. HE is Healer today as yesterday, and forever. Jesus is our very present help. God bless.

  3. As I read your post, I lifted up every detail you shared. May His healing overtake her and His joy and presence fill her. Peace to you and the family.

  4. I will be praying for your sweet mother, Robbin. Take care and let us know how she's doing. xx Cheryl

  5. Robbin, I read your post and now I'm going back to it to pray over every request. God is listening and he sees every need. Praying for you all!