Friday, April 13, 2007

Dick is Home!

"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens." (Psalm 68:19)

Dick was released from the hospital today with a very hopeful prognosis. The small stroke he had has done no permanent damage, and it was a small warning sign that allowed the doctors to prescribe a medication to hopefully prevent any further strokes from occurring. He has follow-up visits with his neurologist, his cardiologist, and his endocrinologist during the next two weeks. If all continues to go well, they will give him the release to travel to West Virginia, as planned.

We feel so grateful that this momentary scare has turned out so well thus far, and it makes us aware how fortunate we are that we heeded the warning sign early and got to the hospital quickly. I am so thankful for all the prayers that went up for Dick and for God listening to those prayers to bring about such a good result. We know that Dick is not out of the woods totally yet, as the diabetes has taken a toll in several areas of his body, but we trust that God will continue to get us through any rough roads ahead. There is a certain freedom that comes in complete submission to God's will. It makes us grateful for the little things in life that come every day to us. We hopefully will not take life so for granted in the future.

I am so very aware of the precious gift of family and friends with which God has blessed me! Thank you all for standing by us through this scary moment in our lives!

God bless you all!


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