March 4, 2012

A Broken Heart . . .

God's Plans . . .

It's been a very long time since I've posted - and for good reason. John Lennon said: "Life happens when you least expect it." 

If you follow me on FaceBook, you know that our family has been going through an extremely difficult time. My husband had a triple by-pass and a pace maker/defibrillator installed at the end of January - beginning of February, was home for two weeks and then began to experience shortness of breath.

To make a very long and difficult story short, the doctors put him on a ventilator (breathing machine) yesterday. I had time to call all of our children, and Jim was surrounded by family before they "put him under". Time will tell whether or not this is the answer to our prayers.
 
Apparently, Jim is a victim of toxicity to one of the drugs prescribed after his heart surgery. Toxicity to this drug is apparently very rare and presents in only about 5% of patients. What makes our case even more rare is that the toxicity manifested after only a month - it usually doesn't manifest in most patients for 6-8 months. The doctors are doing their best; but they're in uncharted waters and my Darling is in critical condition. Time is of the essence.

I truly believe that love, prayers and support can heal. I am asking you to send all of the good wishes and love that you can our way, and am asking for prayers of serenity and acceptance. I believe in miracles, but maybe God has other plans. 

With love and heartfelt thanks.

58 comments:

Netty said...

You are both in my prayers, hugs and love Annette x

Gale Blair said...

Terri, you have some big prayers coming your way from Indianapolis. We don't know each other but we both share a very sacred belief: prayers do work miracles.

Vickie Scarlett-Fisher said...

Oh Terry, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. My prayers are going out for him to recover and get his health back. These times are rough and know that we are praying for you and your family as well. As Gale said it best...prayers do work miracles!! God bless you guys. ((Hugs)) Vickie

Siobhan Brignull said...

oh Terri, so sad to read your news, sending you and your family healing wishes x

Lynlee said...

I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through. Sending healing thoughts to you and your family.

Janine said...

Oh Teri,
I am so sorry for you, to hear about the hart time you and your family are going through.
I hope for best.
God bless you and yur family

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Terri, I am so very sorry for what you and your family are enduring at this time. Sending lots of healing, positive energy to your husband and to you. Keeping you all in my heart and my thoughts, Deb

Geri Centonze said...

Terri, I had no idea (I'm not on FB). I will definitely be praying for your husband. This has got to be a most stressful time for your family. I wish I could do more than pray...but then again that is probably the best thing I can do. ♥

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I am very sorry to hear of your husbands terrible illnesses and of the troubles from surgery. My prayers are with you both. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Hugs, kathy

Ro Bruhn said...

Our thoughts are with you, sending love and energy from Australia.

BLiSsAngELs said...

Terri I'm sending bigger strong prayers your way...with all my heart, hugs wendy

*jean* said...

praying for you, terri...hugs to you, dear

chrisg said...

Dear Terri
Thinking and praying for you and your family during these dark days.
xx

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Terri, you don't know me, but I've followed your blog and your beautiful artwork for years. I am hoping and praying for you and your husband and family. I wish all of you strength and courage.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

you have prayers all the way from the Philippines. God bless you.
big hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Janet Ghio said...

Oh Teri--I am so sorry--big hugs to you and yours.

sugar Creek said...

Sending tons of prayers your way.

joy said...

Terri, you and your husband and children are in my prayers, too! I'm not on facebook, so am glad that your posted here. We do not know what is in store for us on a daily basis; may you lean on God's grace to strengthen you during the days ahead.

Linda said...

Praying for all of you.

just me said...

You are all in my prayers, specially recovery for your husband. Blessing RChelle

Debi said...

hugs Terri, thinking and sending healing for you both x Debi x

Sandy said...

Terri all my prayers and thoughts are by you and your husband.
xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As I read this, tears welled and I began to cry nearly uncontrollably. You and your beloved are definitely in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers.

Deborah said...

So sorry, Terri. I am sending Jim positive vibes from across the pond. Stay strong. tystob

Sandra said...

Terri, I wish you and your husband all the strength you both need. I'm not a prayer but I hope you get through this and can live a long and happy ever after! Take good care of yourself!!!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of your family and sending good wishes!!

Jennifer K

Peggy Alborn said...

May you feel the prayers of all as warmth in your heart and God's peace in your soul.

roc said...

you know i'm praying for you both. god bless you.

Lynn said...

My dear Terri, I have been praying for you and your darling , and you are always on my mind. God bless...

Darlene Pringle said...

Terry,
I am so sorry you both are going through this time of turmoil and fear! I am not on facebook, so I had no idea of your hubbys recent set back! ♥
I will truly pray for him and you and the doctors team!
God Can do miracles and I will pray for "his will" too!
Sending you a big hug and long warm prayers.. xox Darlene

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Am sending love and positive wishes. All of you are in my thoughts.

Ozstuff said...

Terri, You and your family are in my prayers. Just remember you have friends all over the world who are pulling for you. I feel so sad for you and what you are going through. It's a cruel stroke of fate that a rare reaction to a drug has taken such a horrific turn.
Thinking of you,
Marie.

Linda said...

Terri, Lynn has just told me about your husband; I am wishing and hoping that things improve and we soon hear good news. Sending love and a big hug from across the Atlantic.
Linda xx

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh my gosh Terri, I will keep you both firmly in my prayers, love and light go with you. xox Corrine

Anonymous said...

Your family is in my prayers.

Astrid Maclean said...

Terri you and Jim and all your family continue to be in my prayers!!!

Anonymous said...

Terri, I will be praying for complete recovery for your husband and peace and comfort for you. The Bible says that God knows every hair on your head and that He will never leave you or forsake you. You are an amazing person and you are loved, Michelle

Sharon said...

You and your dear husband have all my prayers. Please know you are in my thoughts. Take care dear friend.

sandee said...

Terri...you and your family are in my prayers. And I'm sending you a huge cyber hug.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I really feel strange telling you this, but, I have big fat tears rolling down for you. I think of you so often and your family is in my prayers for peace. I know I shouldn't feel strange, for you know how blogging is... you just feel kindred at times with people, and so, though we don't "know know" each other outside this realm, I still call you friend because you are written on my heart. Blessings to you, friend from Amy

Lee said...

Big big prayers for you and hubby. I was just thinking about you two yesterday.. is it from amiodarone? Hang in there- we're all rooting for you!! ((HUGS))

Judy said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you all and hope for a miracle!

Marit said...

Sending big hugs and good vibes your way, stay strong! Love

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Terri,
My heart just breaks for you and your family. You will be in my prayers. He will hear.
love to you,
lynn

Eileen said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll keep you both in my prayers.

glitterBugStudios said...

Oh Terri, so sorry to hear this but I am sure all of our prayers will be answered and he will recover very soon. I also believe in the power of prayers and I am sending plenty your way. Take care of yourself as well my friend. Tracey

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh Terri; my prayers and positive thoughts are with you and your husband - all loved ones at this time. Please keep us posted, as you can, as I'm a firm believer that prayers do work! xxoo

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Terri,
If only my tears for you could speak words...this was beyond sad to read. I cannot imagine what these days have been like for you and your family. It will be a privilege to uphold you all in prayer asking for the miracle you need as well as the strength to walk this journey. xo, Sue

linda t said...

So sorry to hear about your husband. Prayers for you both and for all the medical personnel taking care of him.

Lisa said...

My heartfelt prayers for you, your husband, your family and the medical team taking care of him.

Healing Woman said...

Terri, I've been on the road and just read about your husband's serious condition. I am praying for him to survive and your family to become whole and well again. I am so sorry.
Love,
Cheryl-healing woman-wish I could heal him!!!

Sheila A. said...

I'll be praying for your dear husband and for you and your family. Very difficult time for you...I'm so sorry. God bless you all and the medical team caring for your husband.

Lizbethem said...

God bless you both, Terry.

Lori@KitchenFunk said...

Terri, I stumbled upon your blog as I searched for fun and funky birds for a pinterest board. I enjoyed what I saw so much that I followed you, using my craft blog address. I just popped on to your home page and read of the tragedy you are going through. I also have a blog about faith and will bring this to my group. Like you say on your home page, there are no strangers... ~Lori

. said...

I don't know what to write. I keep thinking I must find out what your phone number is Terri. I've steered away from blogging and just came upon this this morning. And now I see it is 3 weeks old. I'm concerned and will go take a look to see if I can find news elsewhere - maybe Roc? I pray you have better news.

Carole Kurth said...

i found your blog on my header this morning and saw your last post. I'm so sorry for the difficult journey you're on. May God surround you all with love and comfort, and healing; whatever is ahead. I will pray that you feel his presence and strength.

God Bless you.

Alma Stoller said...

Hi Terri,

I am so sorry about the difficulty your family is going through. I will keep you in my prayers.

hugs,

Alma Stoller

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