Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Your Prayers Mean the World to Us !!

We're finally home and things are much better for the time being. A week ago, we made an emergency run to the hospital. I'm not sure if many of you know, last August my husband was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. This past week his blood work wasn't the best. His coumadin level was off the charts, his potassium level had bottomed out.. he was in trouble. He started having trouble breathing and we made a mad dash to the hospital. After 5 days in the hospital and them taking 10 pounds of fluid off he's finally feeling better. It's been quite a roller coaster ride of emotions. I can't thank you enough for all your prayers and emails. They mean the world to us. I promise to get around to each and everyone of you to thank you personally, please be patient with me, there are quite a few of them. :-) Give me a couple of days and I'll be back to full blogging mode. With much love and appreciation hugs ~lynne~

81 comments:

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhh my...I was so relieved to see your post and learn that Bill is finally home from the hospital! I've been so worried about ya'll! But I've been praying, praying, praying, Sweetie! The Lord is good and has been so faithful to hear and answer our prayers!!!

I'm just so happy to hear that Bill is home...I pray that you both will get some rest, because we all know that that is nearly impossible to do while you're in the hospital! Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of ya'll...and that you are still in my prayers!!!

Love ya, Sweetie,
Chari

Libby Murphy said...

You will both be in my prayers and on my heart even though I don't know you. I've dealt with CHF with my father and it is amazing what meds can do but it's still one of life's challenges. I hope you get his prescriptions regulated and he's feeling better soon. Believe me I know the stress that the caregiver is under, so you take care of yourself.

marty39 said...

Oh Lynne, I didn't know. You and your DH and family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear this news. God Bless, Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you God.

Lynne I've been so worried about you both.
I'm so happy to hear he is home and doing better.
You rest as well.
I'm sure you've been going full speed.

Take Care,
~Melissa :)

Tomarie said...

Lynne,
I was just about to go to bed when I saw your post. I am so dang happy to hear from you and even more relieved that your Bill is home from the hospital. I know this has been a stressful time for you...and we will KEEP you in our prayers because I know you've had such a gamut of emotions. Just so glad Bill is doing better. We all love you and we're thinking of you! L~

Shelia said...

Oh, Lynne, I'm so thankful to know your hubby is doing better! That's a very scarey happening! You know I will keep you both in my prayers.
You're the sweetest one!
Shelia ;)

Suey said...

Warm thoughts to you and your husband for his speedy recovery. I just went through your blog archives and simply loved your posts.
Have added you to my favorites.
~ Sue

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Lynne, I am so sorry. Your dh is in my prayers. Congestive heart failure runs in my family. I lost my dad 6 years ago at 68 years old. My grandfather was 56. One uncle was 50 and the other was 59. It scares me. The women live into their 90's - that gives me hope. It must be scarey for you. I am here if you ever need to talk.
Hugs, Terrie

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh my dear, dear friend - I am sooo sorry that I did not know your poor hubby was in so much danger and so ill. My heart aches for you and the worry you must be going through. I am glad to hear he is better and you are both home. I have been doing a lot of praying lately, so I will gladly add both of you to my prayer list. I believe in the power of prayer, and prayer in numbers is even better. Take care dear friend and please keep us updated. Blessings and Hugs, Barb

Shanda said...

Oh my goodness my sweet friend, I had no idea you were going through all of this. Glad to hear things are looking up and glad to hear he is feeling much better. May God bless and keep you,
Shanda

xinex said...

I am so glad to hear from you, Lynne. I am so glad Bill is home ok. We have been really praying very hard and God has been good listening to us. Welcome back, my friend! We all love you!...Christine

Kristens Creations said...

Oh my goodness Lynne, I didn't know all of this, I will definitly be praying for your hubby. Kristen

Happy To Be said...

Oh Dear friend..I was so happy to hear this news about your sweet Bill...I know its been hard on you and him both..I am here for you girl!!! prayers coming your way...Love ya sis and I am so glad to lets us all know..Now kick that man in the Butt if he lets this go again..He don't want me to come after him Ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria Welcome back Bunny!!!

ceekay said...

I am so glad he is doing better. I am sure it was scarey! Take care of both of you!

Lisa (aka) French said...

Dearest Lynne I have so wrapped up with my own family issues I haven't even looked at blogs for the last few days...so happy that he is home and things are on the mend...my prayers and heart are with you and don;t rush getting over I am on and off these days...Hugs French;) xoxo

prof en retraite said...

Oh Lynne...I was so happy to see a post from you! I am relieved that Bill is home from the hospital and is doing so much better! The two of you are still in my prayers!! Hugs...Debbie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Lynne- So glad to hear your hubby is back home - I am sure it is alot easier to rest there then in the hospital with all the poking and such going on.

You take care of yourself- so many the caretaker forgets about themselves as they are so busy taking care of their loved one- He need you but he need you healthy-
So glad we have the priviledge of praying for one another!!

Blessings and prayers
mary

lvroftiques said...

Oh Lynne I am so glad that you have your honey at home. Ten lbs of fluid is an awful lot. I hope your dear heart is on the road to recovery, but I'll keep praying till I hear that he's "just fine" Love Vanna

Mama said...

Hello Lynne, I am so sorry to hear that your hubby has been going through this and you too must be worn out and tired, I m happy you are both home and hope you can get some rest, wishing you both well, hugs, Kathy.

Cynthia said...

Lynne,
I have been thinking about you a lot and hoping things were ok. I'm so glad to hear your hubby is on the mend, that must of been very scary to say the least. Hugs, Cindy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Lynne, I did not know about this. So very sorry to hear about it. Will keep you in our prayers.

J was diagnosed with heart disease over twenty years ago. We know how those mad dash trips to ER and hospital stays are. Frightening and exhausting. We are 50 miles from hospital, besides!

Thinking of you!!!

mbkatc230 said...

Lynne, I'm so sorry to hear that your DH has been so ill, I had no idea. Glad that he is better and home - that will definitely be the best medicine. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Kathy

sue said...

Lynne I'm so sorry! I've been in my own bloggy little world here and didn't know about your Bill. I hope he has fully recovered and you are both resting well! Take care sweetie! xo

carolinajewel said...

Lynne, I am so sorry you have been going through such a hectic and scary time! Glad things are better now and I will be praying for your husband and for you. Hugs, Jewel

Linda said...

Lynne, Thankful that your hubby is doing better and pray that things will be under control with the meds. I know this has been stressful and upsetting to say the least. May God bless, strengthen and heal. Linda

Kristen said...

I'm glad things are looking better!

Bo said...

Oh Lynne, I somehow missed the news of all you and your dear husband have been going through. Be assured you both are in my prayers. I will pray too that his doctore & medical staff are guided in all they do by God's hand.
Big hugs, ;-) Bo

Jessica said...

Dearest Lynne~

I'm so sorry I didn't know. Oh, I will for sure keep you & your mister in my prayers.

Big hugs to both of you~ J.

vintagewindow said...

Hello Lynn,
I didn't know about Bill, but I'm happy to hear he is at home. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Kris

Momovthree said...

So glad to hear he is home. You are in my thoughts!
~Michelle

onlymehere said...

I'm so sorry, I didn't realize. You've been through quite the ordeal so I want you to not worry about visiting me for awhile. Just take care of what matters most, your husband and you! I'll keep you in my prayers dear friend.

Chari said...

Hi Sweetie...

Just stopping by to check on the two of you this morning...how is everything going? I'm sure that everything feels so much better...just getting to be home!

Love ya Sweetie...just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you and Bill...
Love & continued prayers,
Chari

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lynne - I am so sorry to hear about all of this, and am glad he is doing much better. You had mentioned there was a heart issue, but I did not know how serious, or that he had been hospitalized. I had missed seeing your new posts - just thought life got busy, and it sure did. Take care of yourself also - You both will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Glenda

Susan said...

(((Lynne)))

Sending hugs! I have been thinking of you and sending prayers your way! Thanks for checking in...BUT you need to take some time to rest ...you have been running on extra energy that you didn't have!

PLEASE take some time for you... to relax and rest... so you do not collapse or get sick!!!

Susan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Thanks Be to God! laurie

Diane said...

Lynne, I was relieved to see your post! Just remember to take care of yourself in addition to caring for Bill! ♥♥♥ Diane

Paula Bee said...

Dear Lynne,

I am so sorry to hear all you and your husband have been through! Such a scare. Big hugs to you and Bill. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Love, Paula

tardevil said...

I do hope your DH will be feeling much better really soon. I'm sure it was very frightening. I don't know how I missed that he was sick (although I had company last weekend, and it took me a few days to catch up too). I hate I didn't know until now! (((HUGS)))!!!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh! lynne I had no idea! I know you have been through a lot. Back in Dec. when my hubby was in with his heart, I was so scared and being strong for my girls. They were crying so. I held it together for a week or so. I am praying for you and your husband. Do not think you have to answer, for you have enough to deal with now. I am so glad he is doing better. I had been missing you so I came straight to your blog. My heart goes out to you. Praying for you!

santamaker said...

Lynne, honey, I'm so sorry to hear about DH. So glad that he's okay now. I can't imagine how difficult the last week has been for you.
Hugs, dear friend and take it easy.

Olive Rue said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband, Lynne. My family has a history of CHF so I know what you are going through. I hope he is doing better. Please know I will keep him and you in my thoughts and prayers!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne,
Thanks for visiting with me tonight and your kindness.

I sure hope things are well.
I'm praying right now...
~Melissa

Glenda said...

I am so grateful that this time God's answer was YES. We will all keep praying for your DH's full recovery.

vintagewindow said...

Lynne, I have an award for you that can be picked up at my blog.

Kris

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Good Morning, Lynne~ SOOOOO grateful, as I know you ALL are, that your Bill is home now~~~ Time for you BOTH to get some much-needed TLC ~ (you don't get much "rest" at the hospital now, do you?_. I, and my family, will keep you in our daily thoughts & nightly prayers, dear one... Love, Linda

Envoy-ette said...

Lynne, I had no idea that your DH was ill...I'm so sorry! Glad he is back home, that alone helps cheer one up. Don't worry about us in Blogland, we'll wait for you, you have more important things to do! You will be in our thoughts and prayers and hopefully real soon, things will look much better.

Chandy said...

Hello, this is my second Foodie Friday, but after reading your post, I'm glad that you and your husband are back home. I hope he continues to feel better. I can just imagine what big of a roller coaster you just went through...

Welcome home...

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Helen said...

So glad to know your lives are getting back to normal. Take care please ..........

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Just stopping by with a big ol' hug and a smooch for you this morning...thought you might need one!!! Just thinking about ya'll!!! How is Bill doing today? Sure do hope that he's feeling better and better!!!

All my love and prayers,
Chari

Rue said...

Oh my goodness! I'm praying for you both!!

hugs,
rue

Happy To Be said...

Hey girl friend just wanted to pop in and say I love ya girl..prays coming your way...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

salmagundi said...

I'm so slow in getting around this week. So sorry to hear of your husband's illness. Let's hope everything goes well - I'll add you to my prayer list. Sally

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Good grief! What a time you have been through. You take all the time you want. I do not see why you must get back to everyone with thanks. We all know full well that you have your hands full and I don't think anyone would ever expect a "thank you" for extending a sympathetic hand in love and well wishes. We KNOW you appreciate our words of concern. Take care of him...and take good care of YOU also! I am just so delighted to see your post!
God bless..
Mona

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I'm sorry to have not known about your just past troubles. But so happy to learn that they are _in_ the past. Best of luck to your husband.

Take your time with getting back into anything and everything. Your own bod needs lots of rest and TLC too, you know. Worry takes an awful toll on us.

Take... it... easy... For as long as necessary. Blog readers will be here, when you get back. And we'd really prefer that you be rested, when you do. :-)

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia
"It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence." ~Jacques Barzun

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Lynne, I am just checking in with you. How is Bill doing? I understand if you can't get back to me. I just wanted you to know I am thinking about you!
Hugs, Terrie

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Lynne, I didn't know until a couple of days ago that there was something very wrong. I was worried when I realized you weren't posting. Thank God for answered prayers.

I echo the thoughts of others, take good care of yourself too. This has to be very hard on both of you. Continuted prayers for your dear husband.

Donna

~CC Catherine said...

Dear Lynne, I'm so sorry to hear about your husbands hospital stay and his scare., (both your scare)., glad he's back home! Many prayers for a speedy recovery for him! Blessings~ ~CC Catherine

Lady Katherine said...

Girl, you did not have to stop by! You have enough on your plate! Thanks for the sweet comment about my daughter and me. I always thought she looked like hubby's mother. Lately everyone is saying she looks like me. It makes her happy, which I am shocked! I am her Mother and I think my girls are both lovely! What Mother doesn't! lol I hanging in here, not much time to blog, 4 children can tire you out! I been staying up late trying to catch up on blogging. I have to do an award post of 4 or 5 awards and I won a give away! I soon will hit 100 post I got my give away just got to do the post! i beeen trying to get a week ahead on my post. I went shopping tonight and out to dinner with hubby. So much fun! More tea pots,and I bought a pink rose print, hope to design my bedroom around, if hubby lets me. lol You and your hubby take care, for I am praying very hard for you both!

Picket said...

Morning sweetie...I am so glad to hear he is feeling better...I know that hospital visit can be exhausting on one's mental & physical being...I pray that he renews his strength each day...take care my friend and have a great and relaxed weekend!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Dear Sweet Lady Lynn, I'm so sorry to hear about your husbands health. I just heard he's not doing so well, from Beverly site. I'm going to pray that the Lord gives you strengh and to give your husband the best care for a speedy recovery. Your in my prayers girl!

Keep the faith that God will do this for you, he can do the miraculous healing for you husband. Hang in there..

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Lynne, My prayers are with your husband and with you! So glad that ya'll are back home after that big scare! Take care! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

ann said...

I was so relieved to know Bill was better.Get some rest too dear.Eveb the energizer bunny gets tired.I love you .Please take care...ann

Belinda said...

Oh, gosh, Lynne! I know you must be SO relieved to be home with your husband doing so much better. How frightening for both of you. Thank God for the big steps he made towards getting better and back to himself while in the hospital. I pray that you've been through the worst of it, and that he's now back home for good. God bless you both. :-)

Lisa (aka) French said...

You have been in my thoughts and prayers often...so glad you visited!! My husband has had to have stents put in because of angina he has had and a bad family history of heart disease. Without insurance he went 2 weeks without medication and started having pain again! Scared me to death so finally we got the money together to get him some! Hugs dear friend and take care!!! French;) xoxo

Dolores said...

I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.
Dolores

Glenda said...

Oh my lord Lynn.

How scary. My mother dealt with that. 10 pounds ? wow that's a lot to carry around your heart.

I will keep him in my thoughts always.

Ciao

lvroftiques said...

Lynne I was so glad to hear from you! I Hope your dear heart continues to do better and better! You take it easy on yourself too girlfriend. You push too hard. Love Vanna

lvroftiques said...

Oh and I forgot to add, this whole birdcage obsession is YOUR fault!! I was never ga ga for them until I saw your fab collection *winks* Now I can't quit buying them! Lol!! Vanna

A Romantic Porch said...

I'm so sorry you've been going through that! xo rachel

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear Lynne! I hope you're hubby is doing better and you too! Take care of yourself and I love ya.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Charmingdesigns said...

I am sooooo sorry for your scare. I'm glad to hear your husband is back home!!!Keep us posted!! laurie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Hope all is going well with your husband, and Lynne, take care of yourself also. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Glenda

cityfarmer said...

My dear friend....sorry I missed this post until now.

The news sounds GOOD, though.
Thank you Father.

May you be in pefect peace, Lynn

Cynthia said...

Oh Lynne,
Thanks for coming by, I think of you and your hubby every day and I hope he's on the road to recovery. Can;t wait to see your snow pics, but I'm ready for Spring as I'm sure you are!!! Take care of herself too. Cindy

Athella said...

Hi Lynne, Man its been a crazy winter. Someday we will just refer to it as the winter of "08"
Im glad your DH is home and life is getting back to normal.
I rarely visit RMS and keep missing you at the chattys but I have been thinking of you and remembering you in my prayers. You are such a sweetheart to everyone.
Welcome home ~Athella

Lady Katherine said...

Stoppin in when, you can I have some awards for you. You and hubby have a wonderful afternoon, and tell him not to do too much. Rest for a while! Take care, still praying for you both.

bj said...

I was so glad to see you had been at my place today.
So so hope your Bill is better.
I take both meds you mentioned and I know it can get out of hand. I don't have heart trouble...yet...but I do have PAD.
I know you were very concerned for him...
Glad you are back!
xo bj

janet said...

lynn
i had no idea, im still trying to add the blogs that i follow onto my list, im so new at this stuff. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your husband. I do completely understand what you are going through, we have had our rough ride since july, but began 7 years ago when my husband was diagnosed with Heart Disease. Please know im here, and do understand. I appreciate you stopping by but i completely understand if you hadnt. Take care of you too! May i offer the Sisterhood Award to you, i feel you are very deserving, sweet, kind, thoughtful and one awesome blog, if you are interested please stop by and grab it, if not i completely understand.
hugs
janet

Judi said...

Lynne *hugs*
I wasn't aware all this was going on in your life. Its wonderful that your hubby is at home and feeling better. Stay strong and make sure you look after you too.

Your jar is beautiful. The blues are lovely and all the colours so complement each other. Just lovely.
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Blue Monday...
Take care and my thoughts are with you both.
*hugs*
Judi

jerseygirl211 said...

Dear,Dear Lynne,

I am so very sorry to hear about the problems your husband is having,and believe it or not, we are going thru almost the same thing with my nephew's 44 year old wife, Kathy. She had a massive heart attack on Wednesday the 25th and bypass surgery also. She will need a heart transplant in time, and our prayers have been with her like crazy, asking everyone to do the same. So believe me when I tell you that I can understand. I will include your husband in my prayers and I will also say one for you, as I realize what you are going thru yourself, you must be exhausted.

May God Bless you both.

Lots of (((((( Hugs))))))
'D'

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Hi Lynne,

I'm so happy to hear that your husband is doing much better and that you're home again. Please know that you both will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Hugs and blessings,
Kathleen