Kneepads and Clasped Hands

I just got off the phone with Liz. She is struggling not to cry and being overly frustrated. Liz just visited with one of her many doctors right now. The clot has returned.

Another clot has formed in the exact spot where the last two have been. This is causing the pain in her right arm. The port that she has in her right shoulder, the one they use to start all her IVs because they can never find IV access anywhere else, is the culprit. She needs that port, or a port, for the IV.

So, the port is causing her serious problems, but she needs one. The clot is formed because of the port and its causing two more problems. First, she continues to have chest pains from the extra fluid around her heart. Second, it has caused the blood circulation to slow down tremendously in her right arm and turned her hand almost purple at times.

Liz’s INR is supposedly therapeutic for her, between 2.0 and 3.0 (its at 2.1 today), but she is still getting clots. She is on a very high dosage of Heparin and still getting clots. Today is day number 9. Surgery is now looming once again.

So, when you get a chance, please add Liz to your prayer list. And 5 kids that haven’t had their mother home for really any significant in over a month now.

And by the way…I love you. I love you for walking with my family. I love you for helping provide for our needs. I love you for living Christ-like love. We fight on…

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4 Responses to “Kneepads and Clasped Hands”

  1. Shanna Lehr Says:

    oh you guys. I am broken hearted with you. I am so sorry this has been such a long fight. Rest in God’s precious words to His children today:
    Isaiah 43:1-2
    But now, this is what the LORD says—
    he who created you, Jacob,
    he who formed you, Israel:
    “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
    2 When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
    and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
    When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.

  2. Jennifer Rogers Says:

    praying for Liz and your sweet kiddos. wish I could bring you guys a meal! 🙂

  3. Dennis Settlemoir Says:

    I continously keep up with the trials and frustrations your family is having to endure. Believe it or not, you are an inspiration with the way you keep holding on to Christ.

    I am praying for you and the family.

  4. Steve Boyett Says:

    Praying for Liz,the kids, and you from GA

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