Blogs by Connie Faust
2/10/2010 6:54:48 PM
Here I am asking for prayers again.
Here I am asking for prayers again.
But first a praise--Our great-niece Esa, who is 3, had a stable report from her eye exam today at St. Jude's Hospital. She has had eye cancer, diagnosed before she was a year old, and all the trauma, heartache, and fear that go along with childhood sickness. The reports have all been good for months now, so we are very thankful for that!
Our daughter Carol needs surgery, but it is taking soo long for the doctors to all get coordinated and set a date. I believe she is in danger by putting it off, but one after the other schedules another test before the surgery.
Meanwhile, her son Matthew, who is bipolar, is having surgery tomorrow. He has a cyst at the end of his tailbone, inside. Carol is hoping the hospital doesn't cancel it because of the snowstorm that has crippled PA. Matt is nervous and she wants to get it over with. His recovery time will be long and painful. It will be really hard for all of them; Matt is a roamer, walking all over town looking for his friends who may be available to spend time with. He often sleeps at a friend's house. He's 19 now, but needs his family.
Carol's husband Tony was at the ER a couple days ago with debilitating pain. The drs. there think it was a gall bladder attack.
Son Aaron, who has cerebral palsy, fell about 2 weeks ago in school and knocked his knee cap out of place. Carol said it stood out straight. As they waited for the surgeon to come into the room, the knee cap slowly slid back into place! Yes, people were praying for him already, since the news spread quickly that he was hurt. Now he has to use the treadmill at home with a brace on his knee, and aides at school have to give him some kind of therapy, too. His walking seems to worsen as he gets older. He's 13 now, a real charmer. Everyone loves Aaron.
I think the family pets are healthy!
We were scheduled to take Matthew and Carol for his surgery tomorrow, but the snow is so deep, our driveway is so long, and we live at the foot of a mountain, so Tony will take off work instead.
I guess I'm writing this because it's dominating my thoughts right now, especially my dear Carol's needs.
Writing is good therapy, you know.
I hope you are well as you are reading.
I know God is always in control.
from Snowy Valley,
More Blogs by Connie Faust
Amy's Dilemma - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
A Prayer by Max Lucado - Thursday, April 18, 2013
Sandy Hook Comfort - Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Remembering Mom's /Clothesline - Sunday, September 02, 2012
Thinking about me, my health and the work I have to do - Thursday, July 05, 2012
Cellmates -- The Madman of the Gerasenes - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
My Little Sugar - Thursday, February 09, 2012
One Sick Little Doggie - Saturday, January 28, 2012
Aaron and me - Friday, January 27, 2012
Too precious--MUST SHARE! - Monday, July 18, 2011
Spring is on its way! - Sunday, March 13, 2011
Beautiful word--Stable - Wednesday, July 07, 2010
July update on Esa - Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Esa Has A Problem - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Esa's Eyes Are Stable - Monday, May 24, 2010
Esa's Update for May 18, 2010 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Peter Cottontail's always busy! - Saturday, April 10, 2010
It's all about family - Monday, March 08, 2010
Family Concerns - Wednesday, February 10, 2010
God's Training for His Special Forces - Tuesday, January 19, 2010
In the prison of your circumstances - Tuesday, January 19, 2010
An Update on Esa - Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Connie Hinnen Cook's halloween advice - Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Welcome Home, Elizabeth - Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Day 315 for Elizabeth - Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Precious Toddler Elizabeth Struggles to Get Well - Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Improvement for Elizabeth - Saturday, July 18, 2009
Elizabeth really needs prayer - Friday, July 17, 2009
Finally a diagnosis for Elizabeth! - Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Elizabeth Dunford Update - Saturday, July 11, 2009
May's Anniversaries - Friday, June 26, 2009
"Which Side Are You On?" - Monday, May 25, 2009
Hallelujah and Thank You, Lord! -- Jason :-) - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Introducing Elizabeth Dunford - Saturday, April 04, 2009
Where is our dear Bonnie? - Thursday, April 02, 2009
Esa, Jason and now TAYA - Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Portrait of a Christian - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thank You, Jesus, for Esa's good report! - Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Esa and Jason January News - Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sharp-shooter Jason In The Treestand - Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Christmas time prayers for Esa & Jason & more - Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sharpshootin' Jason Zosh - Thursday, November 20, 2008
Great Rejoicing and Thanks-giving! - Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Yes! - Thursday, October 30, 2008
Good News, Please! - Wednesday, October 29, 2008
A BIG DAY FOR ESA - Tuesday, October 28, 2008
How's Jason? - Wednesday, September 24, 2008
WATCH FOR ESA ON TV! - Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Esa Update/Jason Update - Wednesday, September 10, 2008
ESA HAS SURGERY TODAY - Tuesday, September 09, 2008
The Brave Little Soul by John Alessi - Friday, August 22, 2008
News on The Babies - Thursday, August 21, 2008
Esa's Chemo Started this week - Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The Last Chemo--hopefully forever! - Thursday, August 14, 2008
Never thought I'd go gaga over zucchini! - Monday, August 04, 2008
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ESA - Good Day - Sad Family News - Friday, July 11, 2008
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