Sunday, March 28, 2010

On the Verge...

Greetings from Unit 57 at Foothills Hospital in Calgary....oh man, i wish i didn't have to say that again. I had to fight the tears that were coming as i drove into the hospital parking lot this afternoon. It was a tearful and quiet drive for me, something that i needed, just some time to process everything by myself without having anyone or anything around to try to distract me. I've felt so disconnected from Colin these last few days, so it's been good to see him, he's sitting up and we're talking, just catching up and trying to get all the information we missed in Medicine Hat. I mean that in the nicest way possible. The nurses and doc's in Medicine Hat do what they can, but there is just nothing compared to being up here, having the resources they do here, Colin is indeed in good hands!
There is a whole load of testing booked for tomorrow, and they have been treating Colin for a bad throat infection (from all the throwing up) and preventatively for more infection.
The Doc says that we should know a definite answer by Tuesday afternoon, whether it's Lymphoma or another viral/bacterial infection.....Tuesday can't come soon enough!
The nurses are just looking at us with these "i'm sorry" sympathetic faces on....i think they're afraid of coming too close for fear of me bursting into tears! lol....look out....it could happen:)
Colin got here last nite and my brother came to meet him......Colin SO appreciated a familiar face to come too, and i will be staying with Andy and Nat until we get this figured out.....wow, i never thought we'd be staying with them other than for fun fmaily visits......Lord, keep us open, to learn, Give us strength to get through whatever road we are on, Please bring healing to Colin's body!

Will keep posting as more info comes to me!
Once again, the encouraging comments mean more than you'll know! Thank you, ever so much for your prayers and support!
Melissa

10 comments:

  1. Dear Colin and Missy,

    Missy, I'm sure the time driving was hard, but gave you time to think and ponder. I pray that the Lord will give you his peace and strength in these next days.
    Colin, we're praying for strength and healing for you.
    Know that we love you both and really appreciate all the blog updates.

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  2. That's Uncle Tim's Google account - I thought I was logged into mine - anyway, love from Uncle Tim and Auntie Lorrie

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  3. Jonathan & Carissa MotzMarch 28, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    Hey guys, sorry to hear you're back in Calgary. We're praying for strength for you both and healing for Colin. Thanks for keeping us all updated. We'll keep praying!

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  4. I'm pounding on the gates of Heaven for your little family, Melissa!! I keep being reminded that God provides ALL we need and that includes strength for "today". You two simply concentrate on what needs to be done there, and the rest of us will pray, pray and then pray some more!!

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  5. Oh melissa and Colin... Praying for you both and for your kids too.

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  6. Thanks for the updates... you are in my prayers throughout the day. Sending love and care, Lisa

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  7. Isaiah 26:3
    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

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  8. Praying for good things and health for Colin and strength for you Melissa. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Hi Colin, Missy and boys. We are feeling deeply for you as you go through this tough time. Our whole church is praying for you guys. May you continue to experience God's loving arms around you as He carries you through the toughest times.
    With all our love - U. Reg and A. Brenda

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  10. Hi Missy and Colin,

    So sorry to hear that you are back in town. I'll be thinking of all of you and sending you positive thoughts! Let me know if you need anything at all. I hope that you will be able to be home for Easter, but if not please let me know. We are having a get together on Sunday and if Colin is feeling well enough you are more than welcome to come. Otherwise maybe I'll stop by with some Easter cheer!

    Stay strong!

    Luv Nicki

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