Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday Night Lights (of Hope)

Hey all,
Today sees a much improved sister of mine (still in the ICU). The dialysis on Wednesday must have kick started her kidneys because her output since has improved greatly. She isn't throwing up blood or any bile anymore so she doesn't have an NG tube in her nose and they are letting her have ice chips to gently guide her back into having something to eventually eat. Her CT and MRI both came back negative. Thank our Lord. She's now concious and her stump is going to need to be elevated for quite some time. Plus it is going to need to be treated with anti-biotics. But the doctor that is taking care of this, really has his poop in a group. So believe me, I am grateful. Very grateful. The ER is a lost cause but the ICU girls are doing a much better job.
My sister was much more lucid today and recognized me without me having to tell her who I was. Always a bonus. Of course, in typical sister fashion, the next words out of her mouth were "can you get me a diet pepsi?" She's a diet pepsi-aholic. She can't have that yet. She was dejected and was getting a little cantankerous. So in typical little brother fashion, I told the ICU nurse (in front of my sister) "if my sister gives you nurses any crap, just get a diet pepsi and drink it in front of her... that'll quiet her down"... The look on both the nurse and my sister's face was priceless. Chaos, dismay, cruelty... my work there was done! LOL...
Well, I was fully expecting to get prepped for our radio golf show in the morning, but my radio partner calls me tonight and tells me that we quit. Oh joy... WE quit? Apparently there were some serious issues with the sales manager and our little pow-dunk show. The station was doing some things it wasn't supposed to do during our show and my partner called them on it and decided that we're walking. So there you go mik... He called me and we hashed everything out so being the friend that I am, I'm backing him up. We're going to do an online radio golf show starting in the next week or two. That should be interesting. I'll inform you here how this goes... or whatever may happen... who knows?
Finally, just wanted to again let you all know how much I appreciate the prayers and words of concern regarding me and my family and friends. We've turned a tough corner in a long road, and again, to our Father goes the glory! He is an awesome God...
"For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100: 5

2 comments:

Sundae said...

I am so glad to hear that your sister is doing better. It is a good sign when a gal ask for her Diet Coke, well in her case Pepsi. I have prayed for her as I know that you prayed for my brother. It is so very hard watching your loved ones go through such hard things. I am happy for you guys. Keep staying calm!

Jackson said...

Oh I am so happy and thankful right now! He is so good to us! I know sometimes we don't think so but He works good in all things :)