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Sunday, August 24, 2008

It has been too long since my last post. My mind has just been too preoccupied by a few things and I couldn't bring myself to write about either of them. The first is obviously the house search. It is not going as well as we had hoped. About the only option in our price range is way to small or falling apart. Or both. We are waiting right now to find out if the once house we found that could work is going to be ours. The buyers rejected our first offer. They really aren't willing to negotiate at all so I think we may have to move on. Fun times. But, I haven't wanted to make this a "I'm looking for a house" blog, so I haven't written.

The other thing that I have had on my mind is a very dear friend of mine. She had a baby on August 8 and the next day started running a high fever and having migraine's. They finally discovered she has encephalitis. The swelling in her brain has caused her to have memory loss and be very confused. She didn't know she was in the hospital or who her husband was. They finally removed a rather large piece of her skull to relieve the swelling. She is, as of the last report, doing better. She was finally taken off her ventilator and is responding to them when they talk to her and ask her questions. It seems like things are looking up, finally. They think she will make a full recovery and not have any long term complications. She likely won't remember anything during this time and that may include having her baby. She has already missed the first three weeks of his life and I know she will be disappointed about that. The important thing is, she will be there for the rest of it.

I have not want to write about this while it was so fresh and while I was so worried. My friend just delivered her fourth baby boy. Her oldest just turned five. If you could find a moment, her family sure could use prayer for healing and comfort.

7 comments:

the dragonfly said...

Ohhh..scary! It's great to hear that she's recovering, or at least on the road to recovery. And you're right - sad to not remember the birth, but so much more important to be there for the rest!! I just said a prayer..

Good luck on the house hunt.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh my goodness. I am so sorry to hear this about your friend. I do hope all is well.

Steph

Kathryn said...

Wow. That is so scary! I am sending prayers your friend's way!

And prayers in your search for a house too. :)

Becky said...

Woman, there's nothing wrong with writing an "I'm looking for a house" post. We've been on the same journey, and are just now getting ready to go into escrow. It's been a long journey for us (I'll be blogging about it soon), and still isn't quite over. My best advice is to be very patient, and pray extensively and trust the Lord to lead you to just the right place for your family. Because He will! He helped us to weed out a couple of lemons...and found us a newer, practically turn-key condition home that was on the market for a second time (the first offer apparently fell out of Escrow) and the bank just wanted to unload it...for a steal. The Lord surely knew our needs, and blessed abundantly. Hang in there...and wait for that home that He has for you!

As for your friend, I'm so thankful that it looks as though she'll make a full recovery. What a frightening ordeal for everyone. I'll be praying for them!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

As for the house, don't worry, it will come along out of nowhere, you'll see! Last year we had almost given up as the only ones in our price range were teeny and not at all what we wanted. When we were at our wits end we just happen to run across this house that they had suddenly lowered the price on as they really wanted to sell fast, we slid in there and...there you go. You'll see, it will happen!!

I am so sorry about your friend. That must be so scary to all of you, but I'm so happy to hear that the recovery is going so well and that it should be full. I will certainly say a prayer for them now!

Take care,
Amy

Beck said...

Praying for your friend. How terrifying!
And praying that you'll find a good house, too.

Deanna said...

I'm glad you wrote about that. I have had her on my heart and mind too. I pray for her and her family every chance I get. I am glad to hear that she is doing better and is continuing to improve.
I hope you can find a house soon! Hopefully it wont be too long before I am looking for a house too! I just hope I dont beat you!