Thursday, March 12, 2009

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where to begin with the next news on maria ... as a family we just stoically look at each other with question marks in our eyes ...

the mitral valve in her heart has failed ... she will need surgery to repair it ... the specialist explained it like this ... if a boat has a hole, you can only empty out the water for so long before it sinks ... that hole needs to be repaired ... even though surgery itself is risky because of the numerous health issues plaguing maria ... it has to be done ...

so last night they moved her from the teaching hospital she had been in (it was a HUGE place) ... to the smaller (relative term!) hospital where heart surgery is performed ... she is in the ICU there ... and of course, dialysis is also done at this hospital ...

i was able to chat with maria before the move yesterday ... she had been complaining about the bad hospital food and also boredom of the same old hallways - "be careful what you wish for" she said ... now she has a whole new kitchen, who's food she gets to sample as well as different hallways ... and a new nursing staff to get to know ...

i don't know what else can fail on that poor girl ... but this upcoming surgery (date unknown) is definitely a concern ...

keeping you in my loop ... and maria sent her heart felt (leaks and all) thanks for your prayer!!

11 comments:

Susan said...

Oh dear!!!
Susan

Sita said...

Saija, this is hard....so like I heard this morning..keep on saying..
:God IS with me in this...my heart reaches out to you all..
"Father, You know, You are able, You care..go before them all, provide for all that they need, competent care, compassionate staff, skilled hands, divine healing, financial needs, emotional and spiritual support. Please guard against all harassment, all incompetence...be their refuge...In the mighty Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen."

Cathy said...

Oh, no, Saija, Bless her precious heart. Well, she is in God's hands. Praying for her and you all, dear.

Pat said...

What a precious Energizer Bunny, she has endured so much. She has proven herself stronger then could be imagined through all of her health problems. She's been an inspiration to me.
Sita's prayer reflects what's in my heart, we know the Lord loves and cares for her..he is able to perform great miracles and we place her in his hands. However He chooses to care for Maria, it will be because of His unending love for her. I continue to pray for Maria and all of you who love her so dearly.
thanks for the update. hugs.

Debra said...

Oh Saija... You all have been through so much. Please know that Maria continues to be in my prayers and I still believe God can do *anything*... With Him all things are possible. Hugs, Debra

Mari said...

THis has to be disheartening for Maria and the rest of you. We'll continue to pray, knowing what happens is in God's hands.

Sita said...

Saija,
Don't know if you've seen Melissa's last post (LPM blog)on lamenting..powerful post...pray it ministers to you too..and Maria...
Continuing to pray,
Sita

MeMaw said...

Your dear one seems like quite a little warrior, so we will trust and continue to pray that our Lord will help her through this.

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
this was hard news.
Now, more than ever; Jesus can, God rules.
Hugs from Felisol

eija said...

Seriously???

Seems that Matthew 13:12 applies here, too: "Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance."

But at least she's in God's hand. And that's all that counts.

Amrita said...

My heart just breaks for Maria, I don 't know what to say.

Why Lord is Maria going through all this???