Posted by: grantmiho | October 24, 2010

Setback to Mom’s Recovery

The doctors checked on my mom’s progress in recovering from the skin graft surgery recently. Turns out that some of the grafts did not take and will need to be redone on Monday. This does not appear to be too serious but emotionally frustrating for her and a delay in the surgery for her blocked artery in her neck. It looks like it might be another two weeks before they can do that operation. So, she might be in the hospital for quite a bit longer than expected.

My dad told me that she is in pretty poor spirits. She really wants to go home. They had a breathing tube and a feeding tube in her until the last few days. Now, she is able to eat solid food, though she dislikes the hospital food. She is unable to stand up or move her left side, due to the stroke. They think she should recover from this with rehab, but it must be frustrating to not be able to move her left arm or walk at all. The delay in speech seems to have faded, although she is very tired and only says a few words at a time.

Please continue praying for my family and my mother, especially as she undergoes another surgery tomorrow.

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  1. Grant & Miho – Praying for your mom! Thanks for keeping us updated so we can continue to pray knowledgeably. 🙂

  2. Grant, I met you only once from Ps and Gs, and Miho wrote me a lovely letter for dropping in some food. Thank you and it took you into my heart for good. We here are horrified to hear of your troubles and we are praying for you and your Mom constantly.
    I know that as preachers,you know all of this but I read the following passage in the UCB Word for Today the day I heard about your Mom and I found it comforting and hope it might maybe be comforting for you too.

    “HE LEADETH ME BESIDE THE STILL WATERS” PSALM 23:2

    Philip Yancey says, ‘Faith means trusting in advance, what will only make sense in reverse.’ If you fear the future, look back and see how God took care of you in the past. ‘This I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness….The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him’ (Lamentations 3:21-25) You say, ‘I don’t know what I’ll do if my loved one dies.’ You will – when the time comes. You say, ‘I don’t know how I’ll pay these bills.’ Jehovah Jireh, the Lord who provides, will be there – when the time comes. You say, ‘I’m not qualified to handle this, there’s too much I don’t know’ Maybe you want to know everything too soon. God will give you wisdom – when the time comes. The key is to meet today’s problems with today’s strength, and leave tomorrow in God’s hands. During World War II, Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, found it hard to sleep or rid his mind of fear until he adopted these words from the hymn ‘Lead, Kindly Light’: ‘I do not ask to see the distant scene, one step enough for me.’ And God isn’t going to let you see the distant scene either. No, He promises a lamp for your feet, not a crystal ball for your future. ‘He leadeth me’ and that’s enough for today. And tomorrow? ‘ ..we will find grace to help us when we need it..’ (Hebrews 4:16)

    ‘But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them…’(Psalm 5: ) ‘The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…’ (Deuteronomy 33:27) ‘You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You’ (Isaiah 26:3) ‘The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him (Nahum 1:7) For ‘The Lord remembers us and will bless us…’ (Psalm 115:12)
    My heart goes out to you, I am so very sorry, I can hardly bear to imagine how painful this must be for you… God bless with love Caroline

  3. Praying for your mom!


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