I talked to Irene today and she is sounding more and more like herself!
She is back in her old room at ReHap
I asked about her therapy and she said that don't want to move her ....but she is pushing herself up and trying to turn on her own.
She is eating good - or should I say tired of the 3 full meals she gets every day --- too much food!
She has a niece coming from out of State (with her son) to meet with her and Brian.
We talked for a good while about Spark friends and I updated her on many people and she wants to again let each of you know how much she appreciates all the cards / virtual goodies / notes and most important prayers!
Please continue to pray for our good friend Irene.
She has come a long way in a week but still has many, many hurdles to jump! And she will with the Grace of God and with you ---- all of you ---- her Spark Friends.
Hi friend of Irene (DIDMIS) this is Marcy her friend
Irene was taken to the Heart Hospital last night due to elevated ammonia levels, increased cardiac enzyme's and she is testing positive for blood clot.
(this was the text from her friend Brian this morning that had me speeding to the hospital out of town)
Just coming back from the Hospital (3:30pm)
Irene is NOT doing well........
Becky mashed up her food and fed her and I gave her the liquids --- she maybe ate a table spoon and 1/2 a small cup of water.
I was there when the Cardiologist came in - and in his phone call to Brian he did confirm that she had a Heart Attack.
1- Open heart surgery --- too weak
2. Stent - too week
3. Meds - for now
She is not her self - very little speech --- we had a hard time waking her -- Becky and I started massaging her feet and that helped a little then that's when we tried to feed her.
Cards arrived but she is not alert to focus long.
My heart is heavy.
We prayed over her while her Paster was there.
I am dictating this message to my Sparkfriend Mom4407 (Becky).
I would like to Thank all the people who have who have been for me and supporting me along the way. I want to Thank everyone for all your prayers and love.
I want to Thank Marcy one of the co-leaders on RGV team keeping the rolling and all the updates about my condition. I love the Max Lucado book.
Becky co-leader of RGV and co-leader of TOPS Friends thank you for bringing your laptop on the to the Rehab Center so I can keep in touch with my Sparkfriends.
Debbie and Marcy for the beautiful flowers.
And I especially want the Thank everyone near and far for the cards. I read and re-read them.
Yvonne everyone says the card looks just like me.
As my friend Marcy has told you I fell in my bathroom. I called a friend and I was taken to the hospital .
The doctors checked me for a stroke and heart attack. Praise God neither of those.
Then I had a CAT scan, I do not like especially the ones that scan.
The doctors found I had a broken vertebrae.
He said he could fix it and I would be as good as new after the operation. When I woke up I got the bad news. My bones are too soft and he could not operate. Instead I am in a body brace. I can not bend. I can sit and lie in bed.
For the next few months I will be in a Rehab Center. Twice a day I go to therapy. I am working on strengthening my arms so I can push myself up. I can walk with supervision. I know for now I am to be here. Everyday God brings people for me to be to minister to.
I will praise God and minister wherever I am.
My goal for now is to get strong so I can go home.
God bless you