LIFE OUTSIDE of SCRAPBOOKING
I recently had someone point out to me
that most of my posts were just a lot
of Tim Holtz's Tags.
AND....you know what they were right.
I try mainly to keep my blog
ALL ABOUT SCRAPBOOKING!
EXCEPT...It has been a lot of simple projects.
When I first started my blog, I did put my
projects on here....but life happens...
and I am not getting younger...and when you realize
that you can't correct things that need to change...
it wears on you!!!!
Scrapbooking is MY OUTLET....I can go
in my scraproom and forget about everything
that bothers me and have FUN!!!!!
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We recently had a MIRACLE that was
granted to our oldest son!
YES...A TRUE MIRACLE...they really do occur!
Our oldest son was very sick at 7 months.
I won't go into all the details, but he almost died!
We are very blessed that he is still with us,
but that illness left him with some major
health issues. One of them is that he was
left with acquired hydrocephalus. He had to have
a shunt inserted to survive. All throughout
his life (He is now 28), he has had surgery after
surgery on his shunt.
(He has had so many surgeries that I have lost count).
In February of this year, we
entered the hospital on a Saturday... and then we
were told that his drain would need to be inserted into
his heart because it wasn't going to be able to work any
more in the abdominal area due to all the scar tissue.
His neurosurgeon then referred us to another neurosurgeon
for this surgery. This all happened rather quickly and this new
doctor presented us with another option. We were going to run
some tests and if our son had this specific characteristic
within his brain, then he might be able to have another type
of surgery and be SHUNT FREE!
All these years whenever our son has had surgery...
I have just prayed for God to watch over him and that
he makes it through without any other complication.
For the longest time we have just been living day to day
waiting for the NEXT surgery or problem to arise.
I will tell you that when his neurosurgeon told us in the
beginning that we were going to have to make a
change, I literally broke down and said to my GOD....
I am done! This is out of my mommy realm,
I can't handle this ANYMORE...I am handing the
care of my son over to YOU....YOU DEAL WITH IT!
I was just angry and devastated... and then I realized
that I was trying to shoulder all this....ALL BY MYSELF!!!!
I imagined all the things that were going to go wrong with
the new placement of his shunt (none of the options were good in
my opinion) and I had had ENOUGH!
His doctor said she would NOT be doing the surgery...
she was going to refer us to a colleague. My son just looked
at his doctor and put all his faith in what she said! He trusted her.
So in the middle of the night we were taken by ambulance to
the next hospital...met with the new neursurgeon .....had tests
after tests....thanked God for providing us with another option....
and that our son fit the requirements for this other surgery....
and he made the decision to try it...(This was a very scary
thing for all of us...because the surgery itself was scary and
there was one factor that if it didn't work...
....then he would NOT be shunt free!
He had surgery on Wednesday and by Sunday...the
doctor met with us and told us the surgery was
PRAISE GOD....our son got his MIRACLE...
WE ARE BLESSED!
HE IS NOW BEEN SHUNT FREE SINCE FEBURARY!
He has one more doctors appointment before we are
completely let go!
But this is the main reason why I haven't really posted a lot
of other stuff...my life has not really been mine...As my son
says....he has had a "SHUNT DRIVEN LIFE!"
BUT NO MORE!!!!!
MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!!!!!
THANKFUL EVERY DAY!!!!!