A Quick Update on My Wife’s Status

At about 1:30am on the first of April, I posted a prayer request. My wife’s blood count was dangerously low, hemoglobin. She eventually would be diagnosed with both diverticulitis and bleeding ulcers. Being on kidney dialysis, the doctors refrained from giving her a lot of blood transfusions. She got three, but that meant more fluid retention that dialysis would eventually have to remove, if her heart allowed that to happen. The blood pressure plummets when the fluid is removed too quickly, so they have to switch to filtration only.

She spent five days in the hospital. Her blood count is above the danger range, but not by much. As our family doctor told her a couple of days ago (while having another blood test taken), recovery will be very slow due to a variety of factors. In the meantime, she is getting around slower than normal, which was already slow. She does not go as far before she has to rest, for example, bedroom to kitchen to rest, then kitchen to the car – but she gets there. She uses the wheelchairs at the dialysis center and at the church. She only ventured to the grocery once since this happened, and I went into the grocery store and got a motorized cart so that she only had to take a few steps from the SUV and then back into the SUV after shopping.

And our biggest adjustment is learning new diets that in many ways conflict with one another. I joked with the pastors that we might be better off throwing out the food and eating the cardboard box the food came in, but probably somewhere in the fine print there would be something against eating cardboard. Far too much fiber.

So, I thank you for all the prayers.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.


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  1. Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote April 11, 2022 — 2:17 pm

    I did not see your prayer request, for some reason your posts haven’t been showing up in my reader. I’m praying now, for your wife and for you.

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    • Thank you. Her latest hemoglobin came back today as 8.0. It had been 7.1 leaving the hospital. But about 11.5 is the low end of normal. At this rate, maybe a month of the same progress. And this is the first time she is taking a diet seriously. God is good, especially in bad times.

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  2. She is so completely and absolutely blessed to have an attentive husband. Your patience is inspiring. I know we are to be talking about her strides, but sounds to me like she couldn’t have any progress without your strength! Sorry for being gushy!😊 I will keep praying for you both

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    • Thank you. She was thinking that her exhaustion was simply her new normal, but I insisted on both the doctor visit and then the ER. Something, maybe the Holy Spirit, was saying that she was fading away. All prayers are welcome.


  3. God is so good given your lady a husband like you.
    You are both in my prayers.

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  4. i came to your page today to say I’m praying for your wife; is her appointment still June 3rd?

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