July 4, 2011
Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you have a great day and a great long weekend.
I was admitted to the hospital on Saturday because of complications with my intestines and a dropping hemoglobin count. Turns out that I needed a blood transfusion and that I have (possibly) diverticulosis.
They are keeping me until tomorrow and only letting me have IV fluids. This means that I will have had nothing to “eat” since Saturday. I can’t see how that could be good for me but they say they want to give my stomach a rest from everything that I’ve been eating so the intestines can heal (at least that is my understanding). They don’t want me to develop an abscess in my intestine.
It has been one thing after another in fighting this. Just when I think I’m through with one thing, something else comes up. But I’m still in the battle. I don’t claim to know God’s plan for me, but I do know He didn’t make me a quitter. I will deal with whatever comes next.
Keep praying for me. Your prayers give me strength.
With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. (Psalm 108:13 NIV)