And…..We Wait…..

Wow.  Totally immuno suppressed.  But what does that really mean?  Yes my MIND knows I need to be very careful about known dangers. Stay away from people with colds or the flu.  But my heart simply didn’t grasp it.  Most of my life, I have been fairly healthy.  For two and a half years, ever since my Father died, I have been traveling 425 miles back and forth to my home town the help my Brother care for my 80 year old Mother.  She’s been hospitalized several times with various pneumonia, congestive heart issues, A-fib and most recently with very low oxygen levels/high C02 levels.  Three visits to the rehab center in between.  Then a few good weeks at home.

About 10 weeks ago, I went to help when Mom got out of 4 weeks of rehab.  We were able to get her set up with a visiting Dr. who treated her bacterial pneumonia at home.  A month later, I’m still wheezing and coughing with whatever I picked up.  I can’t seem to shake it.
After I got back home 8 weeks later, Mom was solid for about a week.  Late Saturday night/Sunday morning, Mom’s O2 levels started dropping again.  My brother had to call the squad and she’s back in ICU.  She as finally weaned off the respirator this morning. That’s the good news.  Monday evening she tested positive for MRSA.  Yes, it is VERY contagious.  Yes, I went to the Dr. this morning and as swabbed.  And now I wait, 24 to 48 hours for the results.  And yet, I am at peace, knowing that God is bigger than all of this.  Besides, what’s one more adventure in Auto-immunity Land?  So, in the mean time, I wear a mask when around others, because I am still coughing my head off, I wear nitrile gloves when touching food and stuff, and I’m using Lysol wipes on all the door knobs, drawer knobs, faucet handles etc.

Note:  My MRSA tests were negative, Praise God!

Until then, I will cling to one of my favorite passages of Scripture:

Romans 8:26-31 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.   And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. {because: or, that}   And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.   For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.   Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.   What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

And I pray peace and strength, hugs and extra spoons for all my fellow warriors.

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