Saturday, January 12, 2008

Currently Watching
Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer
By Jessica Alba
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Jasper Speaks:

I spent the night at the hospital last night. I didn't sleep very well at all. I am sure that is shocking. Mom's blood pressure was really low last night. The nurses were in the room about every fifteen minutes. She was scheduled for dialysis today but ended up being too tired to go through the treatment. Tonight we took Jasckosn and it really made mom happy. It is great to see her smile again!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Currently Reading
Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Jasper Speaks:

Thanks again for your continued prayers. Mom's IV that was inserted into her neck became clogged yesterday resulting in the need to make a decision about her further care. The renal doctor told us that they can reinsert the IV on the other side of her neck and continue the dialysis or they could leave it out and do nothing. If they did nothing, they would expect that she would only survive a few days. My father and my Uncle Harold (my mom's brother and my favorite Uncle) asked Mom if it would be okay to reinsert the IV and she told them yes. I can't imagine that if she is bad enough to only survive a few days without the treatments that she will go very long even with them. That is a difficult thing but I know that God is in control of all our days.
My sister, Darla, was with mom and dad last night and mom became very lucid. Darla sat with them as the reminisced about how they met and fell in love and on their 55 years together. It was a tender moment. Dad slept at the hospital last night at my mother's request. Please pray for him. This is a very difficult time for him especially and he doesn't always respond in the best way. I can't imagine how hard this is for him.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Jasper Speaks:

I went to see Mom today. She has had a lot of bad days and just a few good. She was better over the weekend but has gone downhill since then. Today when I was at the hospital she was the worst I have seen her in awhile. She was not very responsive at all and some of the "twitching" that she had before the dialysis started has come ack even though she is still on dialysis.

We are praying for wisdom about what to do from here. If she stabilizes, we have to decide about whether there is any way at all she can go home (which I don't really see as a possibility) or try and find a good nursing facility that will accept medicare and medicaid. It is a difficult time but I thank you for praying.

School went well again today. I got a lot done. I finished up lesson plans for English II everyday through the middle of February. That means if something comes up and I need to take off, the plans are set for the sub. I need to get that far with American Lit tomorrow and the next day.

Huckabee did not win in NH. I stillhave faith that America can get it right and he can still be our choice for President. The stats I posted yesterday still say overall, Mike is the man the people want.

I start a new series at Reality Check tomorrow. I am getting excited about it. It is called Heart of a Champion and we will be studying what it means to really live a life for God with your whole heart. It should be really cool to see what God will do through it.