Friday, September 11, 2009

a week has passed!

again, time has gone by so quickly ... i have composed at least 4 posts - but only in my head - they didn't get on the "printed page" ... what is up with that, eh???

the weather has been just beautiful here in our little corner of the world ... leo has even gotten out for 2 walks ... i was so happy about that ... and i've been bike riding around town ...


but then i had a little "mishap" ... last saturday, the side door to our garage slammed hard on my finger!!! can anyone say owie? ... i was going to go visit family, and maybe have a sauna - but instead i was dripping blood and wondering if i needed stitches ... poor leo, i had just left the house, only to re-enter with my bashed up finger! i wrapped it with paper towels and decided to walk across the street to the ambulance bay (we have the paramedics close by - if needed!) ... the young EMT (that is what they are called here - emergency medical technicians) - took a look at my finger, and said that he didn't think it would need stitching - and he bandaged it up for me ... but since it was my right hand, i was so limited in my activities for 2 full days ... no saunas or bike rides ... i also couldn't do much typing - just some one finger pecking!! thankfully, it is healing nicely ...
but my little mishap is nothing compared to maria's latest medical challenges ...

maria at 4

she had been doing quite well over the summer ... they had really gotten into a rhythm with her dialysis, home care people, doctors appointments, etc. ... her husband had even taken her on some outings (he gets his work out pushing that wheelchair!) ... but then on tuesday she was admitted to hospital again ... multiple problems ... her rheumatoid arthritis was taking a toll on her ankle, really infecting it - that was the initial reason for being admitted ... but just an hour ago, i found out that she has a compound fracture of her left arm!!! she had fallen on tuesday and broken her arm - but they didn't diagnose that until just today ... poor thing was talking about a jarring pain in that arm, no wonder! there are other problems too (that is usual with chronically ill folks), so if you think of her - could you ask the Lord to just strengthen her and give wisdom to those who are taking care of her ...

i'll close on a sweet note ... maria's best gal pal became a grandmother for the first time ... this gal pal's daughter named her brand new daughter "sofia maria", in honour of maria ... maria doesn't know yet - but she will be just tickled when she finds out ...

blessings on your weekend ...

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Trusting even when it appears you have been forsaken; praying when it seems your words are simply entering a vast expanse where no one hears and no voice answers; believing that God's love is complete and that He is aware of your circumstances, even when your world seems to grind on as if setting its own direction and not caring for life or moving one inch in response to your petitions; desiring only what God's hands have planned for you; waiting patiently while seemingly starving to death, with your only fear being that your faith might fail - "this is the victory that has overcome the world"; this is genuine faith indeed.
~George MacDonald

14 comments:

Mari said...

Your poor finger. You don't realize how much you move your fingers till you injure them! I love that the baby is named after Maria. What a thrill it will be for her to hear that.

Sita said...

Ouch! Poor fingers! We've been having our delayed summer weather this week too. (I refuse to call it Indian summer!) Glad you could get out.
Just posted here..
http://sitahenderson.blogspot.com/2009/09/tsmss-his-eye-is-on-sparrow.html
May you and Mari know Jesus as your portion this week..
Love, Sita

Susan said...

Bless your heart....and your finger!
Susan

jel said...

sending flybyhuggings to y'all

Jammie J. said...

Oh dear! You know, we just shouldn't injure ourselves like that -- it hurts!

I tell Tony that all the time, when he injures himself or if I injure myself. It's very helpful. I'm all about being helpful. :)

I hope Maria gets all mended up and goes home back to her routine quickly! And you, so sorry for your finger. Am so glad that Leo has been feeling good, tho.

Catherine said...

Oh, my goodness! I hope your finger heals quickly. That looks painful!

So sorry to hear Maria is back in the hospital. I hope it will be a much shorter stay for her this time! I didn't realize she had RA, as well. Poor thing! My older brother once went three days with an undiagnosed and untreated broken arm when we were kids. He had always been something of a drama queen, so my parents didn't believe he was really seriously injured! I hope that Maria's arm and ankle heal quickly. She is in my prayers.

I'm glad to hear Leo is getting out for walks again! That is wonderful news.

Debra said...

Ouch! Glad you were able to post again. And prayers are still coming for your dear sister... How nice to have a baby named after her! Hugs, Debra

Cathy said...

Oh, Sweetie, I'm sorry about your finger. It looks like two are out, from being used. I'm glad you and Leo have been enjoying the outdoors. Praying for your sweet sister, Maria ~
Love and Hugs ~

Tim said...

Ouch indeed! Praying for you, Leo and Maria.

Mimi said...

It is Sunday night so I guess by now that you finger almost well or you have at least learned to do things without it...
I am praying for dear Maria, and I am real happy that Leo is about to get out and about a little more now...
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

grammy said...

I did more than say owie I got a major shiver down my back when I read that. Poor Maria. She has a lot to deal with. That is so cool about having a baby with her name. What an honer for her. Blessings to you.

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
I'm sorry about your hand, so much and so many are depending on you being there.
Hope you are able to relax and let your body slowly heal. Sometimes the Lord takes us aside to let us have a much needed rest.

Oh, how terrible that maria should suffer like this. It seems so horrible unnecessary. Nevertheless we have the Lord's promises; He is there right by her side, even counting the hairs on her head.
I pray that he shows mercy and heals maria and ease her pains. Also that she must be strengthened and uplifted in her spirit.
I know I cannot even begin to imagine what she is going through.
The Lord knows.
Has her ankle also been in Mr??
I just think , there's a possibility she might have hurt her ankle in the fall as well??
Blessings from Felisol

Sabine said...

Oh dear, I hope your finger is getting better. That must have hurt!

Poor Maria! Imagine having a broken arm overlooked because there are so many other things wrong with her body. I'm sorry she has to suffer so. I was wondering how she was doing. I will pray for her again.

Thank you for the reminder about trusting the Lord and that He is aware of our circumstances.

Deborah said...

Praying for Maria and for you!