Friday, February 15, 2013

Faithful Friday - "It is Working!"


God is good!  I'm so happy to say that Joy is feeling and doing much better.  We went nearly 17 hours without pain medication!   Yay!  Praise the Lord for that!  Her pancreatic enzymes are in perfect normal range.  AND her billirubin count is almost down to normal.  Not quite, but almost.  We're hoping by tomorrow morning, it will be completely normal!

About the billirubin count.  When the doctor was really concerned about that number rising, and was talking about doing the ERCP, she told me that she was watching it closely (with concern).  As she continued to talk about it, I told her that it wouldn't rise because we were praying about it.  She just smiled and said okay. 

Well yesterday she came in and said, "Whatever you are doing, it is working" with her adorable foreign accent.   I smiled and told her that it was the power of prayer.  She said, "Well it is working."  :)   By this morning, it was down even more.  She says Joy can go home tomorrow if all continues to go well.  She says that even though she is still having some pain, all is going well enough to continue the healing process at home.  At this point, staying in a hospital where there are many germs  floating around would probably be worse for her.   I know this is true because since we have been in here, Luke caught a stomach bug (which thankfully only lasted 24 hours, but what a 24 hours!) and I have caught a cold or sinus infection or something. 

Speaking of Luke, he has been a trooper, hanging out with us the entire time.  He hasn't left the hospital.  He is your typical 4 year old energetic boy, but he has found many ways to entertain himself.  They have many activities in here - creative arts, a movie theatre, and a wonderful family room that includes a toy room.  And thank the Lord for the iPad.  He's been able to watch the preschool shows on Netflix.  He sleeps with me on the couch while Jason sleeps in the pull out chair.  I'm thankful that we've all been able to be here together.  If you have to be in the hospital, this one is a good place to be.  :)  They do everything they can to make it as comfortable as possible for the entire family.

Anyway, I just wanted to give God the glory here for all the answered prayers.  And I want to thank you all again for lifting her up in prayer and for the emails of concern and encouragement!  We know that God has brought her through this (and us too).  I hope we never have another issue with pancreatitis again, but I'm going to do my very best not to worry about it, but to trust God. 

I had to show you Joy's nails.....  OPI nail polish is the one thing in the gift shop downstairs that Joy loves.  Between Grandmama and Pop and us, she's gotten a few polishes.  The first time she felt well enough, those nails were painted.  :)  And she put on her scarf. 



 

And here's -Luke, going until he just fell asleep.....in a most awkward position.  :)

 

Also today is my daddy's birthday.....he's 71 today!  They have not missed a day being here and most of the time eating with us for supper in the Family Room.  This evening, we just had some cupcakes together.  We'll celebrate for real when we get home.  Happy Birthday Daddy!  :)



Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!  :)  And again, we can't thank you enough for the prayers for Joy!  God bless you all!

♥ Tammy ♥


21 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Yey!!!!! Praise the Lord, so so good to hear Joy is feeling better Tammy.......Love the color of her nails.....Luke looks so cute sacked out......Wishing you a great weekend, Hugs Francine.

Carmen C. said...

That's great news Tammy, thanks for sharing it! Love the nails and the crashing Luke, lol! Have a blessed weekend!

Raggedy Creations said...

Praise the Lord. So glad Joy is getting better.

Felicia

Karen said...

I'm glad that Joy is feeling better, and that she will be home soon! God is so good!! Continuing to pray! :)

April said...

So glad she is doing better!

Farm Girl said...

I will pray that she gets all normal again. You have such a sweet family.

Simply Shelley said...

Thank God she is healing and doing much better....wonderful testimony of an answered prayer...blessings

Dan said...

Hi Tammy!

I am so glad to get the wonderful news about Joy!! God certainly has been performing a miracle in her life and I am so happy for all of you. I hope that you and Luke will continue to feel better and that you all will be home tomorrow instead of in the hospital room.

~Dan~

Danice said...

It's so great to hear that Joy is doing better :)

Beth said...

Praise the Lord!! I am so happy to read this wonderful news. Continued prayer for you all!

Tanya said...

I am just smiling to read your post! Hallelujah! I'm so happy to hear the good news. God is so good! He never leaves us....EVER! We sometimes draw away from Him but He is always there with arms open. I have a good friend/coworker who is troubled by some health issues and worried worried worried. I was JUST texting her to turn it over to God and not let the worry take over. I read your post and that is exactly what you did! Your trust in Him is a testimony of faith. You strengthen me by it. I will continue to pray for sweet Joy and all of you to get back home and back to normal. God bless you tonight as you can sigh a breath of relief.
Big hugs to you,
Tanya

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

So glad to hear Joy is doing better. Keeping Joy and you in my Prayers.

arkie said...

Glad to hear she is doing better!

Trace4J said...

Wonderful news.
So happy to read this.
God truly answers prayers.
Love JOYS nails.
Oh precious Luke.
You are blessed with a wonderful family.
Happy Birthday to your Dad.
Woolie Hugs
Trace

Pen Pen said...

So happy your Joy is getting better! Happy b.day to your dad!

Jane said...

So glad that Joy is feeling better and looks like will be home soon. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Pendleton Primitives said...

Oh my, still there but at least on the mend. Yes, many prayers, they lift, heal, they work miracles!
~Christina

Holly said...

So glad to hear she is doing much better! Hope she continues to improve.

Dawn said...

So glad Joy is felling better! God is good and does answer prayers!~

Walking on Sunshine said...

Glad to hear things are getting better. Hoping you are home by now, Sunday. Love her nails. Such a pretty color! And Luke sleeping is adorable! Take care Tammy!

Laura Lane said...

Hey Girlfriend, how's Joy today? Continuing to pray for her....