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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Power of Prayer

"Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of thee."

During the past several months, we have watched my mother decline. Loss of appetite, signs of dementia, severe weight loss, forgetfulness, the list goes on. When she ended up in the hospital this time, we prepared ourselves for the inevitable. Mom would be in a nursing home. How would we get through this? Every morning, hoping the nurses could revive her after having her blood sugar dip seriously into danger, even after pumping her full of glucose, and high carb foods. The frailty that became part of her. My feeling was of no hope.
Then, this afternoon, life changed for Mom. Her endocrinologist came in, to reveal the results of her blood work up. "We have an answer!" Words that we longed to hear, but thought were just a dream. Mom has a small non- cancerous tumor on her pancreas, causing insulin to pump constantly into her bloodstream. All the other complications she has been experiencing are the effects of this tumor. And, there is a surgery to correct it! Medication to prepare her for this surgery will be started as soon as it arrives, then to either Mayo Clinic or U of M to one of the few drs. who preform this surgery. Recovery is short, and then? Mom will be perfectly fine and will be able to go home to her apartment!!!
God has truly answered our prayers. And I want to thank each and every one of you, my dear dear friends for your words of encouragement and your prayers. We have our Mom back. Praise God!


Diane said...

This is good new Laurie. Hope it won't be long before she's back to her old self. You're so lucky that you have Mayo's so close. Diane

Pearl said...

That is such good news Laurie,
God bless you and your family. Love, Pearl

Catherine said...

I am so glad your mom is going to be OK Laurie!
xo Catherine

andsewon said...

Oh how wonderful!! So happy for her and you all! Each hour is a blessing to have with her! Moms are precious treasures indeed!I miss my Mama and Mother in Law everyday!

Anonymous said...

Lauri, I am so happy for you and your family!As they say, "Everyday is a gift". Debbie (Maine)

Mary Ann Potter said...

I am praising God with you!!! This is so WONDERFUL!!!!! Here's a link to one of my favorite songs, "Knowing You" by Matthew Ward. I hope it blesses you extra good today!


Kim said...

How glad for you to find the answer! I will keep your family in my prayers.