you for your prayers. A lot has happened since our recent update.
Our mother is currently in the hospital. She has been in the hospital
since November. Now is a time for prayer. We ask for God's will
to be done.
have asked that my sister Charlotte create an update for you to
know what is going on. Here are portions of the email received
She will undergo 2
- angioplasty -- designed
to increase circulation to her right lower limb.
- amputation -- the
toes of the right foot are gangrene. the amputation is necessary
to eliminate the gangrened portions of the right lower limb
so that the rest of the limb can continue to live.
It is not clear yet
how far up the right lower limb the doctor will have to go. At
worst, it will be up to right below the knee. At best it will
be approximately half of the right foot. The latter should give
mom the ability to pivot still, as the heel looks healthy.
It is the 2nd surgery
that will be the most physically challenging. Charles and I were
at the hospital today (Monday, Christmas evening). Mom will undergo
surgery #1 tomorrow morning. (12/26/00) She did not want to eat
anything when we were there. She seemed like she wanted to rest,
and responded more when the nurse was in the room.
I would like to leave
this on a positive note, so I will say that our love for mom can
best be shown by the things we know to do. So whatever you are
able to do or whatever the Lord has laid on your heart to do,
please do it -- get in touch with the pastors of churches you
know who would like to be apprised of mom's condition, anything.
I will do the same.