"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Home Again

We are back at home.  I (Kendra) seem to be coming down with some kind of stomach flu - yuck. Reminds me again how hard it was to be pregnant.  Rachel has had some trouble drinking again - some gagging and coughing.  But she's sleeping well right now.  This morning we had another apointment with our Cardiologist.  We also did another echo.  (the last time was 5 wks ago)  It looks like the artery we saw last time has narrowed a bit more.  The second artery (which we couldn't find last time) also looks like it has narrowed.  Her oxygen level was also a bit lower - they were in the 50's this time.  Until now they have usually been in the mid 60's. This is tough.  No matter how we try to be prepared for this, it is hard to hear.  I have been feeling more anxious these days, more heaviness.  Thank-you for praying for us.

We are going ahead with our vacation plans.  We're going to a friend's cabin on Buffalo Lake for the week.  (leaving on Sunday) Rachel's doctor said a week likely won't make a big difference, judging by the rate of narrowing so far.  I still feel a bit nervous anyway.  We will be 2 1/2 hrs away.  But not nervous enough not to go:)  I think it will be good for all of us to get away for a bit and enjoy the outdoors.  We go well stocked with meat to BBQ from our church family!  Thank-you! 

Rachel has been giving us lots of 'real' smiles.  But no pictures yet!! I promise to post one as soon as I can. We will be away from the computer for awhile though.  Here are a few of my faveorite pictures from our last stay at the Hospice. These were taken by various staff. 


Brenda Funk said...

Awesome pictures! And David, I love your hair!! Although if you had been experiencing the hot weather and humidity that we have the last week or two, you might have succumbed to temptation and cut it short. Hope you have a great time at the cabin. I will pray that Rachel will not cry while you drive there! Love MOM

fiona said...

it was so wonderful to see those pictures! especially great to see you kendra! you look beautiful :D

Carol Taves said...

Great pictures! I hope you guys have a wonderful time at the lake. I'll be praying that Rachel travels well, sleeps well, and has no medical crisis during this time. Kendra, I pray that when you feel anxious you will be aware of God, who holds us all in His hands, carrying you through each moment.