Jan 7, 2010

Life updates

Thank you all for all of the good wishes, sweet words and prayers. Please keep praying for Tina's family. I have sent about 25 prints of Walk Ahead (in the post below), and the original, to her family and very close friends. I've had so many requests for it from so many people, I put it in my Etsy for a short time to help cover the postage and packaging. You only pay for materials and shipping.

It has been a rough couple of weeks. I feel like I always have some drama to share and I feel like overall I am the happiest most un-dramatic person you'll find in reality. But when one sums up one's existence on a blog, the bad news sticks out like a sore thumb and overtakes the joys and happy things sometimes. So, I am not being much of a happy carefreee artist this week but a person with a few curve balls thrown at her.

Spent yesterday in the ER with my daughter, again. She had the swine flu in the fall but this time had a good ol' stomach/intestinal flu and got dehydrated. So, we had to go get her tanks filled up and she is starting to perk up this morning.

My dad is doing much better and feels like he is on his way to finally getting better. That's great news and a big relief to me. But, I have other bad news. Kent's (my husband) brother is in intensive care after it appears the same flu my daughter and nephew had, caused some bleeding in his stomach and intestines. He had a seizure and was taken to the hospital when they discovered the bleeding and that he had some very serious liver problems after many years of injuries, medical and other issues have overtaxed his liver. He has had a broken back and other back problems over the years and then a very badly broken leg that he nearly lost, along with his life, due to staff infection and he is in pain daily due to those injuries. He has had lots of pain meds, even just over the counter, go through that liver over the years and they have taken their toll. We are waiting to find out how bad things are but he has been sedated since Tuesday night and is currently on a ventilator though he is breathing on his own. They expect that to come out today when they feel like they have good control over all the issues going on. Test results will let us know how bad the liver is in the next day or two.

On top of that, the mothers of two of my closest friends have been in the hospital too. One had a spinal stroke Christmas night and is now in a rehabilitation center getting therapy to help her legs work again. The other has been fighting cancer many years and is in the hospital to manage pain and get some heavy duty treatment.

Here I am again, asking for prayers. Please pray for the healing of these people and that their families can overcome the challenges they face and know they have the strength of an army of angels behind them. And selfishly, I ask that you pray that 2010 gets a little better soon.
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15 comments:

yoborobo said...

Marsha - you poor thing! I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers and hope that lots of healing heads your way SOON. Take care of yourself - xo Pam

lilylovekin said...

I'll keep sending good thoughts your way. I don't think of you as negative. Your art work alone is bright, full of life and thoughtfullness-hardly that of a dark soul.

Jill said...

Marsha - take one day at a time, your Dad is feeling better and your daughter is too. It is hard not to sound trivial, but hang on in there. Know that good thoughts are with you and your friends and family.

Renee said...

I am so sorry about your friend Tina.

I am also sorry to hear of all that is going on. I understand, I wish I didn't.

Renee xoxo

TxScrapAddict said...

Prayers sent!

Carrie said...

Prayers are being sent to you and for the ones you love and care so much about! I'm thinking of you and if you need anyone to talk to...please let me know! LOTS of HUGS to you!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I'm sending my prayers as well... chin up!

Anita Van Hal said...

OMG! My life seems so easy compared to all this...my heart aches for you, your family, and your friends...prayers are certainly going up for all of you...

Joy said...

You are prayed for and thought of often, Marsha.

Tace said...

Oh Marsha, I am so sorry to hear of all the health issues plaguing family and friends.
It's been a tough year, that 2009.
My uncle recently was released from a hospital after being in there over 3 weeks, dman h1n1 virus (swine flu). He almost died, was on life support etc for a while and miraculously has recovered and finally back home. His illness came just a couple weeks after the passing of my grandmother and though I know incomparable to human life, our kitty passed away at the same time. 2009 tried to kick peoples butt, I dunno why, not sure what was done to tick it off.
I am thinking big huge positive thoughts for you and yours. Hope every one feels better soon and continues their improvements in health!

barefootchef said...

Prayers your way for friends, family and you. Please remember to take care of yourself too.
Hugs from Georgia!

Marit said...

Oh Marsha, life is really throwing lemons at you... I sure wish you and your loved ones a better year!!! You all are in my thoughts!

Janny said...

That's a lot of terrible things that are crossing your life. You are in my thoughts, Take care and a big virtual hug for you x

BumbleVee said...

all I can do is send a hug and best wishes...it feels so inadequate....

all you can do is try to keep moving forward..... hopefully 2010 will sort itself out soon and may the rest of the year be a good one for you and your family.

cindy said...

Marsha, I wanted to thank you for my copy of Tee's print. It is absolutely gorgeous, your work is so amazing and even more so when one holds it in her own two hands. Tee would have loved it, I'm sure of that. Thanks so much, it has meant a great deal to me.

hugs,
-c
yapping cat