Tuesday, March 27, 2012


stock photo : mother hen protecting chick
Monday, March 26

Being a patient in the hospital is not fun. Oh my, what a stressful place to be.  Being the spouse of the patient is also stressful.  It is the spouse's responsibility to be the patients advocate.  I find that I am like a mother hen hovering over her chick.  I guess he's my rooster chick.  

Right now, John is resting comfortably.  They did try to have him breathe on his own, reducing his sedation drugs and it just did not work.  He just was not ready today.  Tomorrow is another day and they may try tomorrow.  

On the positive side, Dr Duncan stated that when this is all over and done John will be back to the place he was prior to this horrible episode.  What a piece of good news that is!  God at work as usual!

Our daughter Holly the physician feels comfortable enough to proceed with her family vacation time to San Antonio tomorrow.  That in itself is so assuring.  And I encouraged her to go knowing that is what John would want.  

Tuesday, March 27

John has pneumonia.  Holly is on the road.  We are texting and I am wishing she were here.  But she will never know that.  

God is still good.  


  1. Now that the doctors know what the problem is with John they can treat him accordingly and he'll be back to his self before long.

    The way John was pushing himself without any breaks to get things done wore down his body's natural immunity putting him where he is today. You may not be able to stop him but just slow him down a bit.

    Now do yourself a favour before you end up in a bed next to him, take a deep breathe and think pleasant thoughts of all the beautiful places that you'll visit together.

    It's about time.

  2. Praying for strength for you, I know this is a difficult time.

  3. My thoughts and good wishes are still with you.

  4. Praying that God will again perform a miracle and cure John of his pneumonia. He works wonders every day and John's day may be today! Love and Blessings to you both! ~wheresweaver

  5. Nan, although we are not Holly, we will be here for you. God Bless you.

  6. You both were in my thoughts as I closed my eyes last night, and again this morning when I woke up.

    Please let us know how things are going when you have a chance.... in the meantime, many prayers and good wishes are heading your way!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  7. I have been thinking about you...hope that John's condition is improving every day!!


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