Monday, January 31, 2011

The last day of January 2011

Wow...the past week was very strenuous, busy and a fast paced! We had to make arrangements for Grandma's funeral and prepare for out of town relatives to come in! Sad occasion, but had the opportunity to connect with relatives we've only heard about: only seen once or twice and some we've NEVER met! 

 It was so good to get that connection and we have got to stay in contact! Our family is large and still growing. Mom and her children, grands and great grand are the only ones in AL, the rest are pretty much in MI, some in GA, OK, CO, etc.. My grandma gave birth to 8 children, 6 living...she was the matriarch of approximately 31 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. Estella Rush-King was 95 years old would have turned 96 in March!
We are a blessed family!

Friday, January 21, 2011

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More to come...

" be happy no matter the adversity"

"Be happy no matter the adversity!" So glad we're a family that prays together and can truly find happiness no matter the adversity!

More to come...

Struggles and strife seem to hang around for a while...

Last Tuesday night...wee hours of Wednesday morning, we received word that my grandma ( mom's mom ) had passed away at the age of 96. Shocking and saddening. We didn't want to tell our mom until all of her children could be there with her to break the news to her, following her own lengthy illness! She was hurt and shocked!! :( We are a praying family and will remain one!!

Grandma lived in MI and her body is being flown to AL for burial...we are anticipating my mom's sisters and brothers and nieces and nephews from different parts of the country this week and next.

More to come...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Late New Year start

Happy New Year!!

There has been tons of things going on since the last post! TONS! First, my sweet pea is on a steady incline of weight gain, with only one setback in October when she was really sick with a cold and lost a few ounces, not much. But, since then she has been constantly gaining, we're only a few ounces shy of the nutritionist 40 lb goal. Yes, that is still small for a now 9 year old, but its up from where she was and this gain keeps her from having a feeding tube...we'll take it!! She's gonna continue to gain and mommy will lose!
Back in December, the love of my life turned 9!! I'm still in shock at how much she has grown, the progress we have made, the goals she's met as far as PT goes. Thank God for BLESSINGS and miracles. She is still having weekly PT/OT/Speech sessions at the hospital! We are on another path of praying its not what they're thinking...dealing with scoliosis when she's sitting...over the ball ( therapy ball ) her back is straight but her PT noticed some subtle "curving". This too shall pass and its nothing God can't handle!
Also, in December, the Sunday after my daughter's birthday, my mom was admitted to the hospital with severe back and leg pains, she couldn't even walk. She was in for three days and had to have a biopsy done because and MRI showed some spots on her back bone. My mom also suffers from Kidney disease/Renal failure, and these spots could be a cancer caused by the kidney problems know as Myeloma. After that biopsy was done we had to wait another week for the results... talk about fasting and praying! Her appointment...Dr. said the test showed no cancer but he wanted to make sure it was ruled out and was going to schedule her for a mammogram, pelvic exam and another biopsy! Appointments were scheduled...but mom got worse with pains and swelling. She was hospitalized again, this time for a week! She had the other biopsy done and we were told that the results comes back in three phases first phase negative of cancer. She had her follow up last week and still making strides and doing somewhat better. She does have to start dialysis, but will be able to do the in home treatments. This process will start within the next few weeks! We are praying to God for divine intervention, strength and knowledge to endure this too!
In spite of all of this we are looking forward to and expecting a GREAT year! With God as our guide we can't go wrong!
More to come...