Friday, November 2, 2012

Faithful Friday - "Always Something to Be Thankful For"

It’s Friday and I wanted to pop in here with a Faithful Friday post. Since Joy is in the hospital, I will put the linky tool on my blog. If you would like to participate, we’d love for you to do so. The only difference today is that you will link up on my blog.


Thank you so much for all the prayers and the thoughtful comments left for Joy. We appreciate them all! Joy is doing better than she was when we came to the ER. Her pain is not constant and not as severe, although she is still having some. This time, her pancreatic enzymes are not elevated. This has us all stumped because her symptoms are exactly the same. They have been checking many things including appendicitis. They found it to be large, but no other symptoms of appendicits, so they’re ruling that out too.

I’m thankful that the pancreatic enzymes aren’t elevated, yet we just don’t have answers. That part is frustrating and scary to Joy because she doesn’t know why she’s hurting but they are telling what it isn’t this time. I think she’s afraid of going home and still having pain. Anyway, that’s where we are. Thank you SO much for praying. We feel the prayers and know God is in control!

We can look around us if we start to feel down though and see others going through so much more! The boy that Joy mentioned last time she was in the hospital, is back in the hospital again and has been for some time. His name is Brandon and he has Krohn’s disease, which is a very painful thing. He has spent so many of his days in the hospital and yet his attitude could teach us a thing or two! And just yesterday we met another 15 year old boy, Skyler, who has been in the hospital for 2 months. He had a liver transplant and developed complications almost not making it 3 or 4 different times. He still doesn't look well.  They live about 9 hours away. That breaks my heart thinking of how far they are from home and family! Anyway, this just reminded me that no matter what trials come our way, there is always someone else going through so much more. It’s good to take a look at the positive and just give God praise.  There are always blessings to count. When you’re praying for Joy, would you remember Brandon and Skyler too?

Thank you for stopping by for Faithful Friday! Have a great weekend! :)

Blessings,
Tammy

27 comments:

cucki said...

i wish you a very happy weekend xxx

Trace4J said...

Morning Friend
I've been praying all morning and lastnight.
Will be praying for the boys and JOY! The doctors too.
Nothing is too difficult for Thee.
Sending you another hug.
Blessings
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Monique Elisabeth said...

Hi, I hope they can find out what is wrong. Thinking of the two boys too !!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Tammy, yes....always something to be thankful for......The power of Prayer.....thinking of you and yours.....Blessings Francine.

Dawn said...

Tammy, I am keeping Joy in my prayers.

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

Oh Tammy praying for all you, hope Joy is feeling better soon and you find out what is causing this.....Stay strong.
Blessings
~Rhonda~

bettyj said...

Prayed for all three. Hopefully Joys pain will go away. Thinking of you all.

Debbie said...

I am privileged to lift all 3 of them to the throne of Jesus....

Sandra said...

Tammy, I didn't know Joy was in the hospital, how scary. *hugs*

I've sent up a prayer for her and for the other boys too.

And a big hug to you, I know this is one of the most terrifying things for a mom. Hang in there.

Sandra
xoxoxoxo

Maple Lane said...

I will continue to pray for all. Please tell Joy we are praying for the doctors to have wisdom in diagnosing her pain.

Sharon said...

I was so sorry to hear about Joy today and I will for sure send up prayers for her and the boys also.
Hugs

jody said...

thoughts and prayers for you all! and yes everything we have been thru we can see that we have so much to be thankful for...

LynnMarie said...

Continuing to pray for you all - May you all get well.

Shelley said...

Prayers sent up...blessings

Beth said...

Prayers for Joy and for all of you!

Eppie Doodle said...

My thoughts and prayers for Joy, Skyler and Brandon and those who administer to them. May God keep you all in the palm of His hand.

Take care,
Emily

Penny said...

Prayers for all... Hopefully they will all soon be pain-free and back home.

Holly said...

Praying for Joy and your family. Sure hope they can find out what is wrong and causing her the pain!

Zaroga said...

I'm sorry to hear Joy is in the hospital again. My prayers are uplifted for her, you, and your family and to the others in the hospital and their families.

Karen said...

Praying for Joy. I always enjoy her posts and her sweet comments on my blog.

Never So Simple said...

I know you must be exhausted from the worrying. I am sending hugs and prayers. Ms Tammy make sure you rest when you can. Once you go home you will be the full time nurse. Tell Joy hurry and get well I miss seeing her pinterest post!

Donna

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Praying, Tammy! Tell Joy we said hello and hope she's feeling better soon!

Walking on Sunshine said...

I am so sorry to hear she is suffering yet again!!! We have been without power due to the hurricane and am only now just catching up with everyone. I will pray that the doctors find out what is causing all this pain. It sounds very similar to what I have been suffering with for the past few months. No answers, many tests and just the dreadful pain and vomiting that attacks me every few months. Tell Joy I am praying!

Allison said...
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Allison said...

Sending prayers that Joy and your family are home soon.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all. Tell Joy I hope she feels better soon. C Turner

Karen said...

I am praying for Joy and hope she is feeling better. I pray they can find out what is wrong. I am also praying for Brandon & Skyler, too.