Friday, January 27, 2012

Another update

Thank you for the prayers, they are working!!
Al has been in the hospital since Wednesday. They put a port in his neck which was not a smooth process. It took two attempts, once on the left side, then they were successful on the right side. At one point they considered that he possibly had blood clots, I don't think that's the case though, his veins are known to collapse, I personally believe that's all it was. Painful nonetheless though :/
His first treatment was Wednesday afternoon. It was plain awful on him and he was sick the entire night. Poor guy had a really rough first day. I was praying so hard that this process could be easier on his body. Afterall, I felt bad enough that he had to endure this, but did it have to be SO awful? Well, slowly Al has been feeling much better, I was able to visit him today, he's such a trooper! (I wanted to go sooner, I've had a cold all week, my voice is completely gone, but my other cold symptoms atleast have gotten better) He was up walking laps around the floor when I came off the elevator he happened to be walking right past the door. Thought it was impeccable timing :) He looked really good and was in good spirits through our visit. Man had some needs that only a wife can take care of, and that's all I will say about that! ;)

We ate lunch together and then took a few more laps around. I had to leave to get Acilia from school. I started crying on the way home, tears of joy. I am just so thankful that this has turned around and gotten easier on him just as I asked God. It looks like he will be coming home tomorrow. Treatment should continue through Wednesday. Considering they originally told us two weeks, we are THRILLED that it's only supposed to be a week. We will see how things continue to go, these are just doctors telling us things at this point, I will believe it when I see it, but until then I truly appreciate continued prayers!!

We are so thankful for such a loving and supportive group of friends and family. We are so blessed to be surrounded by so many caring people! Acilia's class has supplied two dinners for us and are scheduled to provide dinners all next week too. I can't even describe what it feels like!


  1. we continue to pray here in Texas....and so glad you had the right kind of "medicine"..hehehehhe

  2. Your family has been through so much in such a short amount of time. Holding on to your faith is the ONLY way to get through it all. You are doing just that counting your blessings every step you take. I am so proud of you Karrie. Your family is in my thoughts and daily prayers I know you will have your hubby home soon!


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