Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Two Pics And A Plea

Christmas is always a difficult time for me and this one may prove more difficult than most.  While most people are bustling around, decorating, shopping, attending Christmas parties and the children are informing Santa of everything on their wish list, many will be spending their holidays in the hospital.  Michael will be one of the latter.  Medications will adorn an IV tree.  Medications that will, hopefully, sustain him, rather than make things worse.  It is a delicate and dangerous balancing act and any slip has the potential to cause very undesirable consequences.
 
The wish list... survival and a new heart.
 
Prayers and good thoughts will be much appreciated.


44 comments:

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh Ms. A, I didn't know Michael was back in the hospital, so sorry! You have both been through so much. Praying for comfort, peace, and that everything will fall into place for him and his needs!
Blessings,
Cindy

TexWisGirl said...

oh, ms. a! i am so sorry to hear this has gone full-circle again!!! i do hope and pray all will be okay for michael! i hate to pray for a new heart as that means someone will lose a life, but...

SweetMarie said...

I have been praying for Michael and you since our email. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug!
love,
Marie

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Cora I am so sorry to hear this news. When you say a new heart, like a transplant list?

I hope you he gets what he needs very very soon!!

I will add him to my prayers.
May you all have a peaceful and loving Christmas.

Alexandra said...

Oh, Ms. A. If there is anything I can do aside from prayer, prayer, an d more prayer. Would you let me know, please? My heart, sincere love, and care, are with you and your boy.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm so sorry this exhausting, frightening journey continues.

Prayers will continue as well.

Blessings, faith, and love to you.

xoRobyn

Hartwood Roses said...

Remember that every day is a blessing, for you and for Michael. Take one day at a time and BREATHE, slowly and deeply, in and out. It helps, I promise.

Saara said...

Nothing is more important than this. I´m having here a strong moment for You all. Thinking of You, sending orders to angels! I´m on barricades for Your son! Hugs.

mama .bonnie said...

This made me cry. Prayers, thoughts, and more prayers headed your way! Such a sad, sad, post, no wonder you are having trouble finding the Christmas spirit this year :o(

Karen said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers -

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My Goodness... I am so sorry to hear this... That young man has had so much trouble... I will continue to pray for him --and for you, and the entire family... God Bless all of you..

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I had hoped we would see Michael doing much better and enjoying Christmas with the entire family. Of course we will continue to keep you, Michael and your entire family in our prayers.

Terri Buster said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will add him to my prayers, and I hope soon that he will get a new heart. {{hugs}}

Gigi said...

Oh sweetie! I'm in tears over here! Yes, I'm sending up prayers left and right.

If there is anything else I can do, let me know.

Sending lots of love and hugs to you and your family.

Nellie said...

Oh, Ms. A! I have tears in my eyes for you and Michael! Prayers definitely for him and the medical team. Hugs!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Cora - he is back in the hospital?? I am so sorry. I thought they had found that his heart could function on it's own. Well I hope he gets a new heart - hugs and prayers to you and Micheal! sandie

Nancy Claeys said...

So sorry to hear about this -- will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. xo

Katie said...

will continue sending you good thoughts, ms. a. big hugs . . .

Betty said...

I read your post and the words "Oh crap" came out of my mouth. I actually said it out loud and shocked myself. I am so sorry to hear the news. In some ways I can relate since we spent last Christmas down in the Medical Center, but I don't think our stay down there was as nerve-racking as yours must be. This is totally different. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

lotta joy said...

He's in. He's out. He's in. My God how that poor boy has stared grief in the face for so long.

He looks SO tired, emotionally and physically. How long has he been on the waiting list?

I know that someone has to lose a beloved family member so yours can live, but I still want a heart for your son anyway.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Ms. A I am so sorry to read this; my thoughts are with you, Michael, and your family.

Deeply felt wishes that you receive the love and support you need, and that Michael gets a new heart very, very soon. Sending you gentle hugs.

#1Nana said...

I'm sorry sorry to hear that he is back in the hospital. I hope that you will find the peace and joy of this season, even under these difficult circumstances.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Boundless prayers and endless good thoughts, everyday! For all of you. Keep holding on to hope.

Ami said...

I can't imagine going through all this over and over. Hugs to everyone. and good thoughts, too.

Bossy Betty said...

So many prayers going up from here! Sending you hugs over the airwaves.

Bossy Betty said...

So many prayers going up from here! Sending you hugs over the airwaves.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Praying continuously.

Lynn said...

ah shoot, I am so sorry that Michael is back in the hospital, and you got it, prayers and more prayers along with hugs.

YeamieWaffles said...

Will most definitely have you in my thoughts and Michael in my prayers during this difficult time Ms A, I remember last Christmas when my grandma was in the nursing home and it just wasn't right without her at the table for dinner, very sad.

NCmountainwoman said...

Prayers and good thoughts from here...for survival...for a new heart...for peace and comfort to all of you.

troutbirder said...

Mrs. T. and I send our prayers and best wishes for Michaels recovery....

chana meddin said...

Oh God, NO! Ms. A, I had NO IDEA, am speechless…honestly, all i can offer is my love, prayers, and the Gift of my presence in your life in whatever form you need me, phone, email…we have a friend whose wife is finally losing her long battle with ovarian cancer as we speak and i know so many for whom Christmas will be a Prayer…just didn't know Michael was There…Again. I am so sorry, please let me know if i can be of any support whatsoever. It is all i have...

Linda said...

Praying for you and Michael. And grateful for the medical technologies and caring people in the hospital.

Furry Bottoms said...

Michael! Mrs A... you all are in my thoughts. I am so sorry that the holidays have to be spent in this way for you and your family. But I am glad that you will still be able to spend it as a family, regardless of where or the circumstances. I just renewed my license... and I double checked to make sure I was still an organ donor. I make sure everybody in my family is one. Its very important to me.

Sally said...

I'm so sorry, and also that I didn't see this before now. My thoughts and prayers for Michael and you. He's had so many ups and downs; praying for survival and a new heart right along with you.

Love you guys very much.
xoxo

ancient one said...

Praying with you.... I hope Michael gets a heart ...

Pat Tillett said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Everything I have is coming your way...

Betty Manousos said...

oh, i am so sorry to hear this news...
praying for you and micheal. i do hope and pray your precious son gets a new heart soon!
sending much love, prayers and positive thoughts your way!

((((HUGS))))

Betty Manousos said...

praying continuously.

Sally said...

Thinking of Michael, and the family. Prayers continue.

xoxo

Saraheinä said...

So sorry to hear this... I pray for Michael and all of you.

CiCi said...

My heart goes out to you and your whole family and especially Michael. He has been through so much this year. I look forward to hearing that he has received a new strong and healthy heart. I know Michael must be a dear young man having you for a mom.

Vicki Lane said...

I have you all in my heart. Blessings...

Deborah said...

Oh my friend. I'm so sorry. How is everything going? Keep us in the loop please.

I will keep you and your family in my heart.