Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Brutal Reality...

The truth is -- our life sucks right now. I wish someone could explain to me what our family has done to deserve such frustration in our lives. Things that you are not aware of include the car accident Gavin and I were in on the way to the hospital yesterday. I haven't told you yet that as I sit here in the ER Adam and Madison are on the side of the road awaiting help in a broken down car. I haven't told you yet that the doc came in and said that Gavin is now growing fungus in his line.

God we need a break. The very basis of my faith is being shaken here. We are so tired. We just need a small glimpse of hope in this chaos.

We are waiting to hear if Gavin will be admitted. I really hope not. He is not symptomatic of the fungus yet and is already being treated with the Amphoteracin. God -- please let this wait until Monday.

15 comments:

Courtney said...

oh, karen. praying for His strength to OVERWHELM you. {and a break too.}

Heather Nicole said...

Karen, is there anything I can do? We can come down give you a lift or watch Madi for the day...anything at all. just let me know and we will be there in a second. praying for you. Heather

Jennifer said...

Praying for comfort and a break for you and your family...

Anonymous said...

Karen - we are praying. Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is absolutely anything else we can do to help...
Beth Taylor

Heather said...

Keep the faith my friend.I know it so,so difficult right now.and when you are far too weary to pray,let us do it for you.It is about all we can do right now.I wish I could cross the great divide and stand beside you.My spirit is there.I hope you can feel it.

Kaitlyn said...

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

I can only imagine how incredibly difficult your lives are. I continually pray for you and your family, and I will keep on doing so. I pray you find some comfort soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

grey like snuffie said...

praying for a breakthrough! Thank You Jesus for keeping everyone safe with all these car troubles.I can not even begin to imagine...

Misty said...

always praying for you all!

Reagan Leigh said...

Sending many prayers your way! You WILL get through this!

Anonymous said...

Karen, I also wish there was something we could do to help. Prayers from California are the best, I am sorry to say. Please know that we are praying to God to help guide you through this darkness.
Kathleen

Shari said...

Oh Karen: I hear your frustration, tiredness and pain. You did nothing to deserve this. I am praying for some kind of break. Love you!

Betsy said...

Praying for you.

Cindy Heintz said...

Storming Heaven with so many Prayers.
Asking for Strength to help you through all of this....
I know you will

brunettekoala said...

Hi Karen,

You don't me, but I came over to your blog through another blogging friend.

It frustrates me that I can do no more than pray for you and your beautiful family. But it is what I will do. It's what I'm doing right now as I type this.

I pray for God's peace, His strength, His power in your lives...

Roslyn Dahl said...

Hello!

I found your blog and wondered if you had heard of the Oley Foundation yet.

We offer free information and peer support for families like yours with a member on home tube or IV feeding. Check out our website at www.oley.org.

In particular you might be interested in the

• Meet Patients Section (try all three links)
http://www.oley.org/volunteers.html
http://www.oley.org/call.html
http://www.oley.org/forum.htm

• Oley's annual conference -- where you can learn a lot about tube and IV feeding and meet other families facing similar challenges. Preliminary details are posted now, but keep checking for updates at http://www.oley.org/2009_Annual_Conference.html
There are travel scholarships for first time attendees.

If you have any questions or would like to be introduced to another family, feel free to contact me.

Warm regards,
Roslyn Dahl
Oley Foundation Staff Member
dahlr@mail.amc.edu
(800) 776-OLEY