Sunday, November 13, 2005


Hi everybody!

TP is home, safe and sound. She's in her bed now, all snuggled up in freshly laundered sheets, with the dog curled up in her arms. She has a half-smile on her lips, and looks quite content.

It's been quite an ordeal. The cough I mentioned in my last entry turned out to be fluid on the lungs, due to all the IV fluids they had been giving her. I actually stayed home and my husband spent the night on Friday night, and I returned the following afternoon (yesterday) and spent the night last night. They were able to get her blood pressure stabilized, and her fever has been gone for over 24 hours, and she has had a bit to eat. She's still quite pale and very tired, but that is understandable, given all she has been through.

I feel so very blessed, for many reasons. Most importantly, I am blessed because TP survived this ordeal. There was a horrible stretch of time where she was extremely critical - and that is the absolute worse feeling in the whole world. I am blessed because God answered our prayers. I am blessed because I have a wonderful husband, and another great daughter, and family members and friends who prayed long and hard for TP's recovery. I count ALL of you as my special friends, who rallied around me and the rest of my family in this time of great need. It's amazing to me - even though I have never met any of you face to face, your love and support and prayers have touched me more than you will ever know. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

I am going to take a very long nap now. I will probably write more tomorrow or Tuesday.

A special thanks to Darlene who gave me instructions on how to get my blog back up and running (apparently, it disappeared for awhile??), and for mentioning my situation on her blog and asking her readers to pray.

Give your kids a long hug and hold them tight - you just never know. . .


At 1:30 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I was so worried when I couldn't get to your blog. I am gald to hear that TP is home and doing well. I have been praying for her.

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

I am glad to hear that she is home now.

Thanks for keeping us informed.

You are such a blessing to us - it is an honour to be able to pray for you and your family. You would do the same for us.

Rest easy and sleep well in your own beds.

Night night


At 4:08 PM, Blogger Mrs. Diamond said...

Glad to hear that the storm has passed. God is in control. (hugs)

At 5:03 PM, Blogger steve said...

SWEET!! God IS good!!

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Stacy said...

Valerie, we all love you and yours. Praise God she's doing better. Get your rest honey.

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Tyra said...

Thank God TP is home safe and sound! I'm sure you could sleep for a week.

Take care and let us know how things are as soon as you can.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Julana said...

I'm so glad she's home. That will be the best medicine. So glad to hear the good news.

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Paula said...

Thank you Lord for answering our prayers. I am relieved to know she's home where she belongs. You're a great mom!

Your Sis In Christ,

At 10:06 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

I've been so relieved that she's home now.

Quite a few blogs have dissappeared. Alyssa's was gone for a day or two once, and so I offered to do a design for her, and that's when I discovered it just needed to get published again. It's an odd thing that blogger.

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Gayla said...

FANTASTIC news!!! :)

So glad to hear she's home and on the mend!

At 9:01 PM, Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Praise God.


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