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Dear All: Keep Us In Your Prayers. (Louie Writing.)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Monday, December 18, 2006

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Two of Louisiana's children are in the hospital.

Monday, December 18, 2006, 11:05 a.m., C.S.T., Nashville, Tennessee~

Dear All~

This will be short, but I had to let you know that two of my children (Johnny and Ronee') are in the hospital. Johnny went in on the first, and Ronee' went in two days ago. Johnny had a spell with his heart (tachcardic, or rapid, heartbeat; it was going at a speed of over 160 beats a minute at one point, and he had difficulty breathing), and Ronee' had a flare up of her JRA. Her JRA  is affecting the joints in her elbows, shoulders, ankles, feet, hands, fingers, wrists, back, and the lining around her lungs.

Johnny is in the ICU stepdown (just so the nurses and doctors can keep a close eye on him, given his past health history), and Ronee' is in the regular Pediatrics ward. Both are on monitors, and both are on oxygen (nasal prongs). They are at the moment doing quite well, thank goodness.

I have been at the hospital since Johnny went in, and I have hardly been home. Then Ronee' decided to come in. (Big Sigh!!) Seems that is all I have been doing lately: if I am not working here, I am here during my off hours, waiting for visiting hours, so I can see the kids. I haven't gotten much in the way of sleep, which isn't good; if I don't get the needed rest soon, I will end up in the hospital, along with Johnny and Ronee'; that would not be good at all!

Bill, at least, has the opportunity to be at home with the remaining kids, and at least he has been getting some needed rest during this medical ordeal. He has been calling me every day, to see how Johnny and Ronee' are doing, and I have been keeping him (and also our neighbors, friends, other family members, and our church family) posted on the latest news on Johnny and Ronee' 's medical conditions. Seems that the phone never stops ringing. (Sighhhh)

The remaining kids have been busy making get-well cards for Johnny and Ronee', and they have been praying hard. Our church has been praying hard for a miracle for Johnny and Ronee'; hopefully they will be out of the hospital before too long. That would be great if they could be out of the hospital in time for Christmas; that would be a miracle come true !

I will keep you posted regarding Johnny and Ronee'; stay tuned! Just keep us in your prayers during this difficult time; I don't know if I can take much more in the way of stress! It has been a bad time these past few weeks (especially when it comes to Johnny!), and I am afraid if I don't stop worrying like I am, I am either going to get ulcers or end up in the hospital! Argggh!!

Take care, all, and try to have a wonderful Christmas season! Never forget the true meaning behind Christmas: the celebration of the Birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! Also have a wonderful, happy, prosperous, and healthy New Year!

God bless you all mightily!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tennessee, Louisiana Mayrah Therese Sandusky, R.N. :(


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/21/2006
It is nice to read you again, Karen. I do hope you are feeling better. Blessings to you, mon amie,

Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 12/21/2006
I still love your stories!!!!!!

Coming in to wish you the BEST MERRY CHRISTMAS ever!!!!!!

I've been busy and out of the den for a while, but I thought of you and Karla many times. I just don't have as much time online as I use to. You have a great Christmas Day my sha bebe........

Love you
STILL your Cajun Friend next door,
Mary Lynn Plaisance~

..going to leave Karla the same message.....
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 12/19/2006
I hope all will go well for you and yours.. I've missed you on A.D.
Merry Christmas.........M
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 12/19/2006
May many blessings fall on you and yours...His will be done.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/19/2006
So good to see you back Karen...Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, and a blessed Happy New Year
peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/19/2006
Welcome Back, Karen - and Wishing You and Your Twink the Best Holiday Season Ever!
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 12/19/2006
An enjoyable and heartfelt letter.
Commending you on "Dear All: Keep Us In Your Prayers. (Louie Writing.)" a considerable strength in characters are portrayed in this write coinciding with enriched embroidered details.

A heartfelt blessed season to you and your family,
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 12/18/2006
Welcome back my dear friend, you and your family will remain in our prayers...again welcome back...wishing you the warmest and most merry Christmas filled with love, joy, peace, health, and happiness.
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 12/18/2006
You are A M A Z I N G !!!!!!

Up an at'em, girl!!! If your strength, spirit and irrespressible energies can be translated from and into your characters, which I am sure they can, then the Sanduskys are set to have HUNDREDS of kids to love, cherish and worry over... just like we do you!! You be well and make sure you take care of you and your twin as absolute priority... that's what the Sanduskys would wish for! :)) And we KNOW they'll be keeping their diaries in the meantimes, anyways... Either way, you have a few books in the making, doubtless. WONDERFUL to have you back! Be good! :)) LOL K xx
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/18/2006
Good write and welcome home. Merry Christmas to you and hopes for better health in the New Year ahead.

Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 12/18/2006
Sorry you were in hospital--was wondering where you'd got to. We'll think about Louis
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 12/18/2006
Karen I am so glad you are back I have been praying for you long and hard, you know I love you Sister in Christ, and Karla too. I hope you got all the letters and cards sent to you. Again Welcome Back, you made my holiday season
God Bless
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 12/18/2006
As always your stories and your connection to characters is compelling, Karen. Good to see you back. If this partially inspired by your own experiences of late, then you've done what most good writers do which is use their experiences to make their stories richer and more realistic. :-) Bless you. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/18/2006
Oh I am sure Karla got this right....welcome back dear had us so worried...Happy to read you again sis!!

be well and keep that heart in shape OKAY!!!!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/18/2006

Welcome back! I wonder if your recent hospitalization inspired this.................just curious.........LOL

In any event, it's good to see you, and it's good to see Louie again. Hopefully, Johnny and Ronee will recover soon (and you, too!)

((((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

BTW, excellent story. Well done!

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