Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Update . . .

Gloria is continuing to decline. Gary's brother reported that she is one step away from a ventilator. The infection continues unabated. Brain damage appears likely. My husband continues to shepherd us through this shadowy valley with a most godly hand. I am blessed, even as I am broken . . .

12 comments:

Linda said...

Oh, Debbie, I am so sorry. Has she signed a "Do not resuscitate" order? Does she want to be kept alive on a vent?

I know these are hard questions. We had to ask my MIL these questions when she went into the home. It is so hard to think about 'end of life' decisions.

I'm still praying for Gloria, and you!

I'm going out of town tomorrow so I may not be able to hear anything for the weekend, but trust me, I'll check on you as soon as I can.

Blessings to you, dear friend.

Kelley said...

I am so sorry! =(
Please know that I am thinking of you all and praying for you all.
Words fail me at this time but my heart is with you during this very trying time.

Yolanda said...

I am so sorry. I am keeping you in my prayers.

Flea said...

Sweetie, I'm so sorry. I've been away from the blog world for a bit, or I'd have been praying since Sunday. Praying now, trusting our Father who knows and does what is best in and for His children. All of you.

Love you.

sukipoet said...

oh i am sorry for gloria's pain and suffering and for your family's. may her journey be light filled and pain free. blessings, suki

Sit-N-Chat said...

Debbie, I am so sorry. How old is she? She knows the Lord? I have not been blogging so much and am just now learning this. Know that I will pray for her and for your family. I know what you mean about a Godly husband shepherding you through. How very blessed you are. How blessed is your MIL wish such a son. And we know that she has everything to look forward to and nothing to dread as she enters face to face. And we know that time is short here for all of us and what a reunion to look forward to, should God call her on to Heaven before.
Love,
Jennifer

One Woman's Journey said...

It has been over a week since I checked your sharing.
I am so very sorry. I am remembering you and your loved ones in prayer.

Tricia said...

I am so sorry. I will continue to pray for you all.

Ruth MacC said...

Debbie, my family will be glad to pray for yours and for Gloria at this tough, tough time. I'm glad you're saved and have God alongside you every step of the way. We'll pray now. God bless you.

FancyHorse said...

I will hold all of you in my prayers, especially your dear mother-in-law. I'm sorry I only just now read about this; I've been away.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie - if there is no news about Gloria let me think that may be is "no news is good news" we will pray for you. You have to be strong for every one in your family.

Hope to hear from your blog soon.
Lily

scrappy quilter said...

Dear friend, I'm so sorry. Continued prayers for strength and comfort.