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A little thank you...

Friday, April 04, 2014


Thank you all for your prayers.

My SIL, Rosa, made it through the procedure okay, but they ended up keeping her overnight... they planned on doing angioplasties but ended up putting in a stent instead, leading into one ventricle. It had been 80% blocked and the stent is holding it open now. The other three ventricles were 90% blocked, and they couldn't even get the catheter into them for the angioplasty. She has her follow-up with the coronary specialist in two weeks to see where they go from here.

But she's still with us. And they discharged her yesterday, so she's in a good mood.

My brother is talking about going back to the other side of the mountains. They're not happy with their living situation here. They came to take care of her mom, but from what he was telling me, her family is... well... let's just say, more than a little dysfunctional. Case in point, NOT ONE of them even called to ask how she was doing... And every time the two of them leave the house, they worry about what her mom will do to their dog--Once, they came home and found their dog locked out on the front porch (there is a fenced back yard, folks)... and another time, she put moss killer on the lawn in the dog's enclosed yard and didn't tell them, and the dog almost died from licking it's paws. And she deliberately closes the door on it whenever she can-- so they have to take the poor little thing with them pretty much everywhere...

I've enjoyed having them closer so I could see them more often, but I certainly wouldn't blame them for leaving. I know there are excellent cardiologists back in Chelan and Wenatchee--if there hadn't been, she would have died last year!

... we're none of us here for very long, and I want them to be happy while they are.


I spent pretty much the entire day hunting for help. I went to make a small payment on my power bill--and they told me they had sent a disconnect notice this morning! I've been making small payments all along, and now that I've finished with paying off the plane ticket advance I was hopeful that next month I'd be able to start getting caught up--but they won't even make payment arrangements until a certain amount is paid--$100 more than I have!

they did give me some phone numbers. The first three I called? I get discounted rates because I'm disabled and because I get the discount I don't qualify! The last place I called, the lady said "Can you be here in an hour?"

They made a pledge for partial payment, and called the power company!

There is an answer to prayers, y'know?

My wrist is NOT liking the typing lately, so I'm going to have to stop now... but I want to say how grateful I am for all your support in these things!

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    Continuing prayers for your dear SIL. Glad you were able to get some help with that bill. PTL for his answered prayers.
    Sorry I am so late reading your blog. I have been going to my DD's every day to help take care of her new baby boy, Liam. He is four months old and soon will be over his colic. So glad that my two girls didn't have it.
    ENJOY a wonderful Wednesday.
    Prayers, blessings, love and hugs,
    1530 days ago
    You all have such kind hearts--I emoticon you!
    1533 days ago
    I hope they are able to help your SIL. I understand how you feel. We hated that my son had to move away but there was little chance for him to have a good future here.

    I'm so glad you got help with that bill!! Thank God there are people like this out there.
    1533 days ago
    hope your SIL keeps on improving.
    1534 days ago
    Hope your SIL gets better soon. HUGS

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    “If the shoe doesn’t fit, kick it off and put on another shoe. Don’t be afraid of change because change is good – it opens up worlds of possibilities.” Myra Hunn
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    1534 days ago
    you ae very welcome hope your S I L gets better soon stay well wish could help but so many thousands of miles away good you can pay the bills
    1534 days ago
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