Monday, January 10, 2011

Today

In the words of my dad, "This went as well as it couldve gone."

Her improvement in the last few days is significant. I cannot emphasize enough how much we believe your prayers and positive thoughts have influence my mother's health. She smiled today and even chuckled a little.

She is cautious. She asks often how her heart looks on the monitors. She wants to be sure to avoid defibrillation. I told her I was sorry about the last time it happened while I was there. I asked her if it hurt or scared her. Carefully and emotionally she nodded. And then told me that life isn't supposed to be easy. I hope she doesn't have to be frequently defibrillated. Seeing that is just awful, but it can't be nearly as bad as experiencing it.

I will post pictures and a video and additional details later on tonight. Thank you all again so much.

14 comments:

  1. Awesome news!! Thanks for the update. :-)

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  2. So glad to hear of the progress. We think the world of your mom and your sweet family. Hang in there!!

    Liesl Fisher

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  3. Thanks for the update! We are so happy that things are improving. Give everyone our love and we will continue praying for you guys.

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  4. This is the best news!!! I'm so excited and feel like maybe I can start breathing again. Can't wait to see the pictures and video. Continued prayers!!!!!

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  5. The Meldrum Family has all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys and pray you can all have strenth at this time. We love you. Luke and Misty Meldrum

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  6. Elise,
    This is Keri Hatch. Your mom was one of my best friends when we lived in Charlottesville. She is a special woman who has always lived close to the Lord. Please let her and your dad know that Rich and I will be praying for her and your family. I don't know of a stronger love than the one between her and your dad!
    Keri

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  7. So good to hear that things went well today, and that she can chuckle and give you motherly advice about life :)

    Betsy continues to be in our thoughts and prayers as her body adapts and heals. Give her my love. I look forward to the day when we can visit again, and perhaps I can "teach" her more about canning while she teaches me by her example how to be a better wife, mother and daughter of God. I admire her so much.

    Love and prayers,
    Heidi Romney

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  8. I feel much lighter after that post. Continue healing, Betsy!

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  9. I have to agree with Elke, I've looked all afternoon to see what the outcome was of you guys visiting. glad you were all able to spend some good time with her and that she seems to be on the mend.

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  10. Thank you so, so much for the update. Truly greatly appreciated. Our family continues to pray for yours, and when one of the kids forgets to pray for Sister Winters, the other 9 jump all over them and remind them!

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  11. Maiya said her prayers tonight and said "help me with reading and help the lady in the hospital" after she said I'm sorry I forget her name but I know it's Grace's grandma...
    I will be so glad to tell her in the morning that she had a good day today.
    Thank you for keeping us posted, we'll keep praying

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  13. I love your mom. She has a special place in my heart. I think about her constantly and will continue to pray for her and the whole family. Thanks for the updates!
    -Sharalyn Edmunds

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