"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him." -Daniel 2:22
"Do not fear, for I am with you..." -Isaiah 43:5
"...we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion." -Daniel 9:18

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Surgery Went Well

I am home from the hospital. Al is doing well. This will not be a long blog as I have been up since 3 am. Had to be at the hospital very early. Al's dad and brother-in-law was there most of the morning. Billy Eaton and Terry Miller came and sat with us, too. I think we exceeded the 2 visitors rule.
The surgery began on schedule. It only took about an hour. It took much longer in recovery and waiting for an open room. He's in Truett Hospital, room 664.
I heard someone say he did have a little trouble breathing in recovery, so they had him on oxygen for a few hours. But the Respiratory Therapist came and got him doing some breathing exercises and so they were able to take him off the oxygen.
He ate a good lunch and supper. Was having some pain and soreness, but some of that was due to the return of feeling in his legs and the neuropathy. They gave him some good stuff, though and he was doing very well.
In order for him to come home tomorrow, he will have to go through some exercises with the Physical Therapist. I will be back up there tomorrow and see what's happening. If I know Al, he will make it a point to do whatever will get him home.
I give the Lord all the praise and glory for the ease of this day. I thank Him for reminding me through His Word and others who love Him that what we try to hang onto for our security means nothing. Christ is our ONLY security. Not our home, not our job, not our 401(k), not our health. All that can go away in a heartbeat. He will never leave or forsake us. We are His children and He loves us very much. All we have to do is Trust that what is happening in our lives, is not a punishment. It is a gift.
Thank you all for the many texts, emails and prayers. Thanks to Bruce for the hospital visit.
Will blog next week about other things going on in our lives...but for now, pray God would show us the way through the maze of our lives.
Our prayers go out to Deann Hosea. We know that Larry is in a better place and we praise God that he came to know the Lord at just the right time in his life.

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