Monday, November 29, 2004


I've been in a real slump the past couple of days. I can't do anything... not even lift my 11 month old. I just lay around. Depression which I fought as a teen seems to hit me in waves and then I battle it out and then it smacks me down again. Here I go bringing you down more... sorry
suffice to say I need prayers because this whole episode has me crying in private at every turn. More surgery is in the future, they could not do everything because of the gangrene. I'm just such a mental wreck. And I can't share it with anyone in my family, esp my kids. They need to at the very least be free of more mommy burdens.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Hi everyone...

I have not been able to check mail. I'm slowly recovering. thanks for your prayers. I was fortunate that I had a strangulated bowel in some ways, because the gangrene was not able to spread through my system because the blood supply was cut off. They told me I nearly died, and I was lucky. I know I was blessed, because of your prayers. thanks for all the prayers.
If you could pray for me to relax and believe that I will heal I would appreciate it. I have not lost hope, "Jesus I trust in you" is my mantra, but I am human and I keep thinking that it will happen again and maybe I won't be so lucky.
anyway thanks
I'm praying for all your needs.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

the visit

Rick brought all the kids to see me at the hospital, I'm recalling this later, but it was truly a pathetic scene. I'm hooked up to all kinds of stuff laying on my back. Rick walks in and lays little 11 month old Julia on my chest, and I can barely put my arms around her and when I do she squeenches up into a tiny ball and silently sobs. I look around and everyone is tearing up. Poor little Julia. She is the one who is affected the most by all of this. I was nursing her just a few days ago and today she is totally weaned and being fed by Daddy with a bottle.

**note: later when I arrived home from hospital, Julia would not let me feed her and she cried for daddy all day long. Poor sweetie, breaks my heart, she just can't count on me. **

Monday, November 8, 2004

Update on Judy,

I have not been able to talk to Judy yet ... and visiting is out of the question because I have a dreadful cold! UGH! But she is out of surgery at last! The problem had nothing to do with the mesh which was working fine and was not involved in this infection. From what Rick told me, I gather that the problem was from a different hernia. A loop of dead bowel had to be removed it had become gangrenous. It had been pinched off by a hernia. The surgeon has said she must do NO lifting ... none at all. He is suggesting another surgery in the future to help prevent these hernias, but I'm not sure what that surgery would involve. She has come through this surgery without a problem but will need to be in the hospital for several days. God is Good! The prayers are working, dear friends. We love you all!

Love and God Bless, Sylvia x,o

Sunday, November 7, 2004

Update on Judy

I just heard from Rick. Judy will be going in for surgery between 2 and 4 PM today ... to repair hernias, remove the mesh that was placed there in December because it can be a cause of infection, and do whatever else necessary to take care of the problems in the small intestine. Please beg the Catholic Moms to pray for Judy and her family. I thank you from the bottom of my heart

Love and God's Blessings, Sylvia. xxoo

Judy in hospital, from Mom:

Judy is in the hospital with severe pain in the area of her stomach hernia tonight. She has been given morphine and is undergoing tests to see what is causing the pain. Please pray for her. Pray that she can be healed without further surgery. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. She went via ambulance.

Love and God's Blessings,Sylvia x,o