Friday, April 13, 2007

A Long but Good Day

Yesterday was a long day both for Dick and me. I got up early at 5:00 am to have time with the Lord and to gather personal items to take to Dick that he might need in the hospital. I got to the hospital about 8:45 am, and the neurologist had already been there to see Dick. He confirmed that Dick did have a small stroke at the base of his brain in the area which affects the facial and head areas. He thought we were very fortunate in that the problem was found before any damage was permanently done. He felt it was a warning sign that something more serious could happen. (Wonder who sent that little warning---God is good!) The doctor felt a change in his medication from a small aspirin a day to Plavix would take care of the matter. Later his cardiologist came in and wanted to get an echocardiogram to make sure there were no small blood clots lying in the heart area. Dick had that test, and it was negative. So if he got through the night last night without any problems, he will be coming home today with a simple change in his medication. We specifically asked the doctor if he could travel, and the doctor felt there would be no problem at all for future travel.

So I humbly thank God that He watched over us and I especially thank all of those who prayed for us and sent such loving notes to encourage us.

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:4-7)


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