Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blessed beyond measure

What a great morning! Mom is sitting here (in a chair and not the bed!) eating little bites of a cinnamon roll. She fought hard to get what she wanted! The doctors just left the room and said she is making progress in "leaps and bounds." What a wonderful way to describe her progress! There was even a good bit of discussion this morning about when she may get to go home. We are so excited! She still has a few more tubes/iv ports/ etc. to have removed before she can get to that point, but we are so thankful that it is even on the radar.

Her pain level this morning is at a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10. I haven't heard it that low (or even close to that!) since I got here 11 days ago. 8's and 9's have been much more common. I am more thankful than I can put into words that Mom is finally feeling some relief from pain. She said she is able to be attentive to the surgical pain now, since the ng tube was removed. That had been causing Mom a great deal of pain, discomfort, and distress. She has felt such relief with it out, and is continuing to progress as the doctors had hoped. Mom drilled her doctor with questions this morning and we talked about how glad we were that she was able to drill them herself today...instead of us being the ones to drive the doctors crazy this time :)

Mom just told the doctors she is "blessed beyond measure." We definitely all feel that way. Kasey and I were discussing yesterday how we have been so encouraged this past few weeks just knowing we were in people's thoughts and prayers. It has been such a support to all of us.

One of the doctors was here earlier and told Mom that she has handled this horrible illness with such grace and that the whole team has been honored to be a part of her care. Mom said that this has been a very humbling experience, and that it is not such a bad thing to be humbled at some points in our life. I am continually amazed at Mom's attitude and am so thankful that I have such an incredible mentor to watch and learn from.

Kara is headed out to Madrid in the morning to finish the work she has for her Master's degree there. I am headed to back to Abilene in the next couple of days to be a mommy again. I think my little ones and I are starting to really miss each other. I will continue to give thorough updates, even as I am away from San Antonio for a little while. Kasey is going to stay here for a bit longer to help Mom get transitioned back home.

I have had several requests for Mom and Dad's address. It is: 6519 Pemwoods, San Antonio, Texas, 78240.

Thank you all again for your care and concern,
Kelly (for all of us).

(By the way... I got a new phone- well actually i had to get two new phones because the first one was broken out of the box! My new phone erased all of my contacts... grrr! This phone situation has been a quite long and frustrating process! If you are one of the people I normally talk with... Or if you have my number in your own contacts, send me a quick text and tell me who you are so I can plug your number back into my phone. Thanks!!!)


Anonymous said...

Praising and Praying! Malinda

Carol and Jeff said...

Sharon, girls and many of us have been "walking the road" with you and "carrying a burden in our hearts" for it is a THRILL to be able to rejoice with you over the progress since this second surgery..

"We THANK YOU Father and rejoice with this family..In the Mighty Name of Jesus I offer this thanksgiving.." Carol Nelson

Diane Litton said...

I have looked forward to the day when I could send you this scripture: "You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever." Psalm 30:11-12 Your news fills my heart with joy and my eyes with tears. I'm thinking one of you needs to write a song! Love you all!

Anonymous said...

Jadell said to tell you all how pleased she is to hear of Sharon's progress. She is here with me and we have been praying diligently for several days that we would get this wonderful news. Sharon is indeed an incredible person.
Our continual prayers are with you all.
Kathy Roebuck, Alabama

denalyn said...

Praise Jesus for hearing our cries and bringing healing on His wings. My prayer is that Kenny"s Sharon will be home for his birthday. My prayer on Sunday was that God would surprise all of us with His way and His time. He can direct and does direct everything on earth. I love the fact that God was never perplexed or confused. The doctors were but He wasn't!!!
May the Lord bless your celebration.
"He is able to do immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine" We love you, Denalyn

Anonymous said...

Prayers have been answered. The ultimate HEALER has been very busy. PRAISE HIS NAME.

Pam Preston

karen said...

what glorious news! we are praising GOD and thanking Him for the way He has been glorified throughout all of this. much love, karen and jack

catherine said...

I love you Aunt Sharon! Clay and I have been diligently praying for your healing and for ever-increasing love and faith through this whole ordeal. We are SO thankful for answered prayers!

ABL said...

Thinking of one of my favorite sciptrues, Hebrews 10:23, for you guys tonight...
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful"
I know many that have met your family this week have been blessed, encouraged, drawn to the Lord because of they ways all of you (esp your Mom) are obviously holding tight to the hope in which you believe! I'm so thankful to hear that He who is always faithful is providing relief today! Hallelujah for this good news.

Kathy Rogers said...

We have been lifting you up in prayer many times each day and we are rejoicing that you are doing so much better. May God continue to heal you quickly and may you remain strong and courageous though out all you must endure until you are well.

Sharon, this verse reminds me of you. "My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together." Psalm 34:2-3 May God continue to bless you.
Love you,
Kathy & John Rogers

Pam Willeford said...

So thankful to our gracious God for Sharon's progress and freedom from pain. We love all of you so much. Thanks for the updates and sharing your faith with us all. Give our love to Miss Sharon.

Me and My Boys said...

Such GREAT news! We are so thankful for all the steps that your mom is making. Singing songs of praise!

Anonymous said...


I carry a card in my pocket with this verse on it - Let him have all your worries and cares, for HE is always thinking about and watching everything that concerns you. 1 Pet 5:7

Praying that God will continue to be your source of strength and healing. - Much love - David & Lisa Flow

Anonymous said...

Sharon, we are "overflowing with thankfulness" for you and for your godly influence there at the hospital and in cyberspace! We are rejoicing in the Lord at your good progress. Our family continues to lift you up before our awesome God and Father (who must take great delight in you, His very precious daughter, as you endure with patience, faith and grace!). Continued healing blessings!
Debbie and Rick Taylor and family