Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Swedish Vacation

Yes, once again we are finding a, hopefully, short vacation at the Swedish "hotel." We have a room with a view of the Space Needle. We have room service, that is if they would let Bryan eat. I had a cot so I could comfortably spend the night; early preparations for the church camp out! The nurses did his dressing changes, passed meds and hung the TPN so I was a lady of luxury watching my husband being cared for rather than doing the caring. What more could one ask for?


We haven't solved the hiccups. Medications slow them down, but don't eradicate them. He will go for an abdominal x-ray this afternoon to see what may be irritating his diaphragm. The initial guess by the ER doc was the pneumonia which is still lingering in his left lung. Dr. Chen doesn't agree, so we will wait and see what the x-ray will show. The results will determine the next step.

Bryan says he's still fighting. It is amazing how hope is renewed when one is hydrated! We rescheduled his chemo for Thursday this week, so Bryan could attend David's graduation from his Police Explorer Academy Basic Training. It would be a blessing if Bryan could still attend. We know God knows what is best, but we will make the desire of our hearts known.

Thank you, Lord, Your mercies are new every morning! Great is Your faithfulness!


Anonymous said...

We will continue to keep you in our prayers and ask that God would bring complete healing if that be His will.
What a blessing to serve the One who conquered sin and death for undeserving sinners. We have the hope of Christ's resurrection and of His return. May your family find renewed comfort in the message of the Gospel.

Matt and the entire Holst family

Mama B said...

Oh, you precious ones! You're the ones who need to be encouraged and you're encouraging all of us. Susan, your dear sense of humor blesses us all.

We're praying with you for a solution to the hiccups, release in time for David's graduation, a special 5th birthday for Grace in spite of Daddy & Mommy being on a Swedish Vacation, and A COMPLETE HEALING! We love you!

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you --

Janice for the Kvamme family

Luke's Mom said...

You continue to be my prayers. Praying that you will have some answers today and that you will both be able to attend the graduation. I know how important those family milestones are to the children and to yourselves of course.

Love in Christ,

Art Lutz said...

Dear Susan,
Thank you for sharing with me your family's trials, tribulations,and enduring love for God and one another.

Why some folks are given more to bear than others is a mystery that only God can answer. I trust that God has a plan for each of us. Today we know in part, but some day we shall know just as we are know by God. 1 Corinthians 13:12)

Add me to those who are praying for you, Bryan and your family.

Art Lutz