Wednesday, March 18, 2009

one day at a time


as a family, we have gone through a whole range of emotions during maria's 2009 ordeal ... though i must admit, this heart surgery thing really did shock us ... and i think it shocked maria as well! i thought she already had the market covered on every conceivable medical problem ... but i guess not!

today, she continues the long recovery ... she is awake, though still plied with pain killers ... the tube has been taken out of her throat, so she is able to talk ... and coughing is encouraged (that is an owie when your ribs have been cracked open!) ...

so far, only her husband and the cousin who works at the hospital have been to visit ... but as maria gains a bit more strength, we all look forward to seeing her ...

just wanted to do a little update for you ... your prayers are definitely helping with the recovery!

blessings on ya ...

11 comments:

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
blessings on you, Leo, Maria and the rest of your family.
From felisol

Mari said...

Thanks for the update on Maria. She truly is incredible, the way she just keeps on! She has lots of people praying for her!

Susan said...

My husband having open heart surgery in October we can relate. I pray strength for her today.
Susan

Pat said...

It's a day by day prayer journey, isn't it? By faith we take that one step at a time, just like a baby learning to walk.
In each day, we continue to always give thanks for the blessings God has provided.
I thank you Lord for bringing Maria this far and trust you to keep her in your hands every moment to come. Amen

Amrita said...

dear dear Maria has been through such a lot It just pains my heart to read about it. But I am glad the surgery is over successfully.

O Lord please heal Maria.

Sita said...

My heart goes out to Maria...and you all...Oh Lord, tarry please..in every cell of Maria's body that needs Your complete restoration now...thank you..
In the mighty Name of Jesus, I pray,Amen.

auntibeck said...

So glad for the update! My husband had the same surgery and he did okay, but it's a long recovery..and with her serious health problems on top of it! Thinking of you.

MeMaw said...

Thanks for the update...continued prayers.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the update, Dear. I pray the God's healing touch.

Nancy said...

That is so good to hear.. She is a trooper. Praise God for the strength she is gaining every minute.. HE is the Healer of all ills.. Thanks for updating us

Felisol said...

Hello, Saija, just popping in to say I am praying and thinking of all of you.
Maria in particular.
Love Felisol