Saturday, 7 January 2012

Doctor 's Report

Dear  friends,  thank  you for  your   good  wishes  and  prayers. God  has   been  our refuge  and   strength through  this  sudden  crisis.

Mama  had  a  fall  in  the  wee   hours  of  Dec 28th and was  hospitalized   the  next  day. It was all  so  bewildering  that  I  just  broke  down  this  time. The  flood  just  overwhelmed  me But  the    Lord  reached   out  and  pulled  me  out. So  many  prayers  were   answered  one  by  one that  my   faith  and  trust  was  strengthed.

My  sister  Sonia  and  family  had  arrived  a day   earlier -  their  presence  was  a  great  help. (  They  left 2  days  back when   my   younger  sister   reached  Alld.). My  younger  sister  Namrita arrived  on  Jam  4th  with  her  younger (11 yr old )  son. She  is  relieving  me  of  hospital  duties (12  am to 7  pm)My  elder  sister and   BIL  (Prem  &  Anju)  will   be  here   sometime  after  Jam 16th. This  is  a   great  comfort, I  could  not   have taken  care  of  mother  all  by  myself , physically  challenged  as  I  am.

A  metal  rod  was  inserted  into  her  femur   bone  which  was  fractured  from   the  neck. It  has   been  screwed  in  place. Her  body  has  adjusted  to  the  prosthesis   also  called  the   intramedullary rod. Pain  is  much  less. She  is  allowed  to  sit up and  exercise  her  leg. But  she  cannot  put any  weight   or   pressure  on   her  leg for  6  weeks from  the  date  of   the  surgery.
She  will  be  confined to  bed for  another  5 weeks. Then  an   x-ray  will  be  taken  and the  doctor  will advise us   further about  her  movement.

He  is  positive  that  she   will  be  able  to  walk.  Tomorrow  she  is  coming  home. We will  be taking  care  of   all her  needs  on  the  bed.Mama likes  to  do  things  her  way so  lying  flat  on  her  back  makes her  impatient  and  irritated at  times. The  age  factor  is  playing. It  is  a  difficult  task  for  us  all.

Several  needs  -physical, emotional, spiritual and financial have   mushroomed   around  us. I  have  to  realign  my  life  to  all  this. 2011  was  a  year  of  trials   which  grew  more  fiery  since   October and  now  a new chapter has   been  added. Plus  there  are   administrative  difficulties  I  am  facing  some  challenges  in  my  church  ministry  which  have  to  be  dealt  with.

I  request   prayer  for  all  this. I  feel  exhaused and  drained  out at  times.

On  New  Year 's   Day  brother David  Phillips came  to  pray  with Mama  and  me in   the  hospital. He very  prophetically   read  Psalm  27  for  us. verse  12 stuck  in  my  heart
"Deliver me  not over  unto the  will  of  mine  enemies;

and  also  verses  13 and  14

"I had  fainted  unless I  had  believed to see the  goodness  of   the  Lord in the  land  of   the   living.
Wait on  the Lord  be  of  good  courage, and  He  shall  strengthen thine heart;wait I say,on the  Lord."

I  have   chosen   Ps  27:12  as  the  verse  and  prayer for  2012.

18 Fertilize my soul:

FlowerLady said...

Dear Amrita ~ May you feel the love, peace and strength of Jesus flowing through and surrounding you at all times. I'm glad to hear your mother is doing well. May her recovery be swift.

That's a great verse/prayer you have chosen for 2012.

Here is a beautiful portion of scripture that blesses my heart, may it do the same for you.

It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Lamentations 3:22-26

Love,hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

Retired Knitter said...

Oh my, my heart goes out to you and your family. I have had my low moments as well in 2011 as well so I can totally relate. You are in my prayers. You and your mom will get through this.

Kimmie said...

Praying the requests you have made. Sit yourself at His feet my friend and let Him fill you.

He never gives us more than we can handle...if we keep ourselves in constant tune with Him. Each trial that comes gives us the opportunity to become more like Him...refining our character to His.

Be not discouraged...the victory is already yours in Him.

Kimmie
mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Buttercup said...

Your mother, you and your entire family are in my prayers.

Gerry said...

Glad the needed repair has been done and your mom can come home as she will probably feel better in her own surroundings. I hope your strength holds up during this trial. I have been thinking about you! And am wishing your mom recovery.

DeanO said...

Ms. Amrita - thanks for the update and the wisdom to look to God in these difficult times. God bless

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Dearest Amrita,
Good to know about the results of the surgery. I've been praying for your and your Mom. You're a warrior, Amrita. I'm glad to hear about your family coming to help you and comfort you.

(((( love and prayers sent your way ))))

Doris

Zim said...

I heard much about strikes in health service in India, were they in Allahabad? I'm hope that You didn't have problems.
Your Mother were in my prayers by this time.
I wish her health and strenght.

Pat said...

I will take your requests, each and every one to the Lord in prayer, He is so faithful to answer!

Pat said...

I will take your requests, each and every one to the Lord in prayer, He is so faithful to answer!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
I am relieved to learn that you mother is getting better ad that she's returning home tomorrow.
You are lucky to have such a big family. I often wish I had more relatives to lean on. They are more worth than gold.
I am still praying for you, your mother and your church.
I feel confident that your problems will be sought out and that God cares for his children day and night.
May his grace remain over you always.

Lynda said...

It's so hard when a loved on goes through such a trial as this. I always had a hard time when some major health problem afected my mother, but the Lord was always there to comfort and uplift me. That what he's doing for you as well. Keep the Word of God close to you and your mom and lean upon Him. I'll continue praying for you and that you will have all the help that you need.
God Bless you, Amrita.

David C Brown said...

"My grace suffices thee".

John Cowart said...

Hi Amrita,

I'm so sorry about your mother's fall. But I'm glad you have family support to help.

John

Terra said...

Dear Amrita, I am praying that your mama will heal and that you will receive all the support that you need and that will help you. How good your family is rallying round.
Terra

Dani said...

Everyone else has given good words, I agree with all them..and can only offer prayer and am sending love your way...2011 was a difficult year for many and this year may not be much better as the Lord returns soon...Trusting in Him to provide for all our needs, both physical and spiritual...

JI said...

Dear Amrita,

Sad to hear about the fall your mother suffered. I do hope she is making a good recovery. I will remember her in my prayers.

Regards,
JI.

Ash said...

I greatly admire your faith and courage, dear Amrita. I'm keeping you and your mum in my prayers.