Rick was outside yesterday afternoon - around 5'ish - and he tripped and FELL. With the help of a dear friend, Kent, we were able to get him up and on his feet.
He is sore beyond all words to describe. Moving VERY slowly today. His right upper chest area (between the right shoulder and the center of his chest) is what seems to be hurting the worst. His legs are scratched, and he has a bad tear on the lower palm of his left hand.
Thankfully he is breathing good. And that he did not land full force on his catheter.
Pray for ease and comfort from the pain and soreness.
It is hard to fall and recover the older we get - but for a dialysis patient, it is even harder. And the discouragement that goes along with it doesn't make it any easier.
He said last night that he guessed he was just going to go from one fall to another for the rest of his life. Sigh.
We need to be able to get him a stronger and sturdier walking stick.
Also, pray for his phosphorus counts. He is completely out of his phosphorus binders. The cost is so much more than we can afford. I have looked into a more natural way of dealing with this, and I have ordered the supplements - but they are not here yet. High Phosphorus is one of the many dangers to Rick's life and health. If these supplements do not work - we will have to go back to the medication. And it is almost $1000 a prescription! Lord, help us please!!!
Rick's protein levels have dropped - just for the lack of money to buy the meat he needs to eat. We have a very dear friend, Miss Glenda, who has given us some meat - and I cooked a package of the round steak yesterday. Pray with me that Rick's protein levels will come up in these next 2 weeks.
His next Dr. visit is on December 17. Please help me pray for good numbers from the blood work!
Again, thank you all for your thoughts and your prayers. God can move mountains as we pray! Thank you! I love you all!!!!!
Praying that the ear drops will WORK to reduce the inflammation and infection, and to ease the pain! I am so ready to stretch out in bed and SLEEP!!! Because of the pain and discomfort, I have been sleeping more sitting up. I know that a part of this problem is the allergies/sinus crud draining into the ear canal. But knowing what the problem is does not make the "owie" any less ouchy!!!
I also have a broken tooth. It has been like that for a while now - because we have not had the money to go to the dentist. And it is impossible to work out a payment plan with a dentist - I remember a time when we did, when our kids were growing up. But ... no more. And because this tooth does not hurt at all times, I think it has more to do with the sinus and ear pain/pressure than the broken tooth. But whatever it is - it hurts!
Please pray for me. I know that God can do all things - either touch me and heal me, or provide the ways and means to go to the doctor and the dentist. I just pray for the strength to endure until He does something. PUSH ... Pray Until Something Happens. PUSH!!!!!