Friday, May 11, 2007

Mom out of hospital - at least for now

Well, lets pray this holds. Mom was released yesterday after her blood seemed to be holding at just over 9. She has a pick-line in her arm, which will remain for a time. This will enable the doctors to get blood samples more easily during visits and provides access should she need more blood, perhaps on an outpatient basis. There is a study they want to do that can only be done outpatient called Capsule Endoscopy.

A visiting nurse will come to my house where she is staying in order to keep it in good working order, and I will learn how to flush it daily to save mom some money. It's unfortunate how many seniors don't have anyone who can do these kinds of things because insurances don't normally cover it. My mother has good insurance, but it doesn't cover this.

I can't thank you all enough for your kindness, prayers, and words of support in comment boxes and in emails.

Once again, I hope to soon be posting. There are several things I want to cover, including a continuation of the Call to Holiness Conference, how to get the DVD's, CD's, and MP3 CD's of all the great talks.

Also, as a preliminary note, I will be posting very soon on a retreat coming up in about two weeks for people who are either in active roles with Helpers of God's Precious Infants (sidewalk counselors and prayer warriors), or for people who are seriously interested in joining these kinds of efforts. While it would be of interest for those who are pro-life in general, the one day retreat is for those who are serious about putting time into this apostolate. Those who are already doing sidewalk counseling who are not affiliated with Helpers of God's Precious Infants will also be welcome. The retreat master will be Fr. Thomas Euteneuer from Human Life International. Details will follow.