Saturday, 3 January 2009

Quick Note

I want to wish all my buddies a
Thank you for your greetings.
This is quite a crazy time for my family and me.
My Dad 's elder brother 's widow
80+ year old Aunt Virginia was in pain since
Dec 21st.Mama and I are her only relatives. (She does not have children
and her brother 's children don 't care.)
We got a doctor to examine her and it was discovered that she has
fractured her hip bone and needs to have a steel
rod inserted through surgery.
On Dec 31st we got her admitted in the hospital.
Jan 1st was a crazy day as we had to arrange for a
blood donor. My Pastor and his wife were a tremendous help. Around midnight he found a donor.
The surgery was scheduled for Jan 2nd at 9 am.
We all assembled in the hospital ,
the nurses prepared auntie.
Prayers were said and we waited for them to wheel
her into the OT.
After a long wait (10.30am)
they told us that the operation
has been postponed till Jan 3rd. as
one of the surgeons on the team took off on an emergency leave.
So we have to go through the whole process this morning which is very draining emotionally and physically.
Apart from all this I 've been
trying to juggle other activities like
a birthday celebration
a wedding reception
a pre-wedding ceremony (today Jan 3)
a cousin 's wedding (Jan 5th)
guests and visitors
Taking care of Mom 's needs and
house chores.
Sonia is a great help.
Please pray for Aunt Virginia.
The doctors have cautioned us that the surgery
is risky due to her age is weak physical condition.
We are very anxious and worried because of that.

8 Fertilize my soul:

The Dementia Nurse said...

Amrita, I am so sorry to hear all the troubles you are facing. I pray that Auntie will find relief and that God sustains you while the load is so heavy. We all love you and your family very much.

Sita said...

Amrita, may God go before you all preparing all the details, covering you all with a blanket of protection and grace sufficient for the day. Love you,

Donetta said...

Standing with you, as will be my husband too.

Pilgrim Pals said...

Dearest Amrita,
As Gail has said, we love you and your family very much and we will pray for dear Auntie and for you and your mama as you go going through another trial.
The Lord is with you and He will give you the strength fro all of the other activities that you have to accomplish.
What a dear sweet auntie you have that she hadn't complained before even though she was in extreme pain.
You are a good family to her....Love Terry

PS Prayer has been requested at Donna's prayer blog[By His Stripes] and at Pilgrim Pals

John Cowart said...

Dear Amrita,
You've certainly had your plate full to troubles and activities!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
Be assured I will pray for your aunt and yourself.
The Lord stand by your side, help you and give you strength and healing.
Ffrom Felisol

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
still thinking and praying that things will work out well.
From Felisol

Saija said...

you really have a lot going on ... and tho' you may feel overwhelmed now - maybe looking back you will see those places where God give that extra grace ...

what a blessing to have family & your church family, as helpers ...