And now may the Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.

And may God grant unto you His peace-in your going out and in your coming in,

In your lying down and in your rising up,

In your labor and in your leisure,

In your laughter and in your tears,

Until you come to stand before Jesus

In that day in which there is no sunset and no dawning.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2 family members with dimensia

My MIL has been diagnosed by two doctors as having initial symptoms of demensia.  She is having short term memory problems.  My DH is also having problems with short term memory loss.

MIL is in a nursing home only because of her age and problems with falls -- initially.  Now after three plus years she has been diagnosed.  This hit my DH hard.  He is having problems dealing with his mother's illness and the symptoms.  Although he has not connected his difficulties with those I deal with as his care giver I  hope that he will make the connection.  Soon!  It will help him handle the emotions of dealing the MIL.

Please keep praying for all dementia patients, their families and care givers and all who know of dementia patients.

Monday, March 11, 2013

It has been a long time since I entered my blogs.
I will be retiring the end of March, 2013 and my intention is to blog at least three times a week if not weekly.
I have missed my blog friends and look forward to reconnecting.
Have a blessed day.

Friday, September 16, 2011

DH has decided

After the nerve block DH talked to our family doctor. They agreed that a permanent action be taken to make this never no longer function. DH went to bed immediately after his appointment. Depression. It was expected.

We wait until an appointment is set up with the thorastic surgeon and then a date for the surgery.

Please continue to pray for all those who need your prayers.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

DH short term memory

After all the things my DH has suffered, now the stomach pain that caused him to loose so much weight because he could not tolerate the stretching of his stomach has caused another symptom. He is having short term memory problems.

I expected muscle loss with the great loss of weight. I never really looked at all the possibilities. Now he has memory problems just like individuals with dementia.

We are on a Ferris wheel and there seems to be no getting off.

Please continue to pray for all families and caregivers of dementia patients. They need every prayer that you can send.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Maybe a final diagnosis

The Spinal Cat Scan showed damage to the nerve at T-10. This nerve radiates around from the spine to the belly button.
We have been to see a spinal specialist. Another MRI and a nerve block are to be scheduled.

Please continue to pray.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I don't like DH weighs less than I do

With all the pain DH is going through he is unable to eat much and when he does there is always something left on the plate.

He has dropped over 50 pounds since October 15, 2010. It is only about 2 pounds per week...but this is not the right way to loose weight. His weight has been in muscles as the fat is all gone.

We are waiting for the doctor to call with an appointment for an MRI and an epidural. If I don't hear in the next 20 minutes I will be calling the doctor myself.

Keep praying. Even when I do not know who is praying for me it comforts me and helps me through the tough times.

Prayer for caregivers, individuals with long term illness and their families and friends.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Results from CT Angiogram

The results showed no problems. Another test with no results down. Another test to go.

The next test is a CAT scan of his spine. Doctor is now looking at the spine and nerves to see if there is something in the spine that is radiating around to the stomach.

DH health is continuing it's downward cycle. Not enough food means not enough protein means the body starts using itself as energy. He is short and long term memory problems but they are not from dementia (in my unprofessional opinion).

We are still praying for a diagnosis.

Please continue all prayers for doctors, nurses, volunteers, caregivers, families and patients with dementia and undiagnosed diseases.