Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Hopefully this isn't redundant. Today they came and fitted her for her 'brace.' They made a plaster mold of her entire upper torso and got plaster everywhere - of course it was men doing the job - which may account for that, or not! Anyway, then they take the mold and make some type of a plaster brace - I think! The last last two days has been information overload and hearing terms I'm not familiar with and Laura was there for the process not me. The brace is removable and I am not sure as of now if the Dr. is ok with her removing it for sleeping purposes. We will find out tomorrow.
Big day tomorrow. The Dr. has mentioned, it is when we need to get a little mean - getting her up, moving her around more - so there will be much pain involved. It has been real tough on me to see Natasha go through the pain. She rolls from one side to the other about every hour, which requires assistance from Laura and/or myself. However, the nurses, techs. and Drs. are amazed at how well she is doing. For the most part Natasha rolls over on her own, which is very unusual for patients with this surgery, at least the first 24 hours that is.
Monday, March 28, 2011
We just got a call from the surgery technician. The doctor is inserting the screws to attach the rods to the spine. They said she is doing fine. Continue to pray that God will guide the doctors hands and for Natasha's recovery. Thank you for your prayers... we sense God's help.
Daryl and Laura
Daryl and Laura
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thanks for your prayers.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This morning I asked Bryan to bring me 2 bowls to make he and Darla's oatmeal... and he was nearly juggling them as he walked toward the kitchen with them. I said, "Bryan, please be careful!" After safely putting them on the kitchen counter he sighed and said, "I'm careful... just in a dangerous way!"
Friday, March 25, 2011
Please keep Natasha in your prayers as her surgery is this coming Monday a.m., Lord willing. The Lord is helping and has kept her healthy thus far and how we praise Him. Trusting our Great Physician to give her the strength to go through with this and see her through. He is Able!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The girls decided that they wanted this yummy stuff for breakfast this Saturday. And they wanted it bad enough to get up and make it themselves! They did a great job. One of them made the homemade buttermilk biscuits and the other made the Soppy Chocolate! It was delicious! Every bit as tasty as if I'd made it... no, actually it was BETTER... cause I didn't have to make it! Hee! Thanks girls, Mommy loves you MUCH and I'm also very pleased with the progress Jesus is helping you all to make. Keep up the good work!
Soppy Chocolate! A Family Favorite!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Happy International Women's Day!!!
While missionaries in Russia, we learned of this special holiday and it's been special to us ever since. This is similar to our "Mother's Day" in the states, only it is NOT exclusive to Mother's only, but to all women, even little girls! (I'm learning it's not just Europe that celebrates this holiday, but many other countries as well!)
So I wish all of your ladies out there a special day. Maybe you'll want to accept this holiday too, hey one can't ever be appreciated enough, huh?! Just Teasing! We may celebrate by pouring concrete in our bathroom floor. Whatever works, I'm happy!!!! :)
Natasha could SURE USE YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. I was very concerned about her flu like symptoms and so took her to her Dr this a.m. and they feel that due to the normal course that flu and virus must run, that she won't be well enough to face such a serious surgery. Sooooooo they have postponed her surgery and now have to FIND A NEW DATE to fit that in! We are definitely dealing with the normal let-down feelings, so do pray for her. They want her TOTALLY WELL, before such a surgery and we do too! But that doesn't make it all easy to just switch things and keep going.
We don't understand such things, but we do know that HIS TIMING is what we want ALWAYS and forever! We have been praying for God's perfect timing through all of this; however, do keep her on your prayer lists, as this is no small feat to get this all worked in and her well enough in time to march in June for her H.S. Graduation. I know that JESUS CARES about such things and so we are trusting Him with this whole outcome! We want GOD'S PERFECT TIMING in all of this, not ours!
Love to all,Laura and Family
Sunday, March 06, 2011
We would like to request your prayers for our daughter, Natasha. This past summer, she was diagnosed with Kyphosis, or humpback, a genetic deformity. We have been very concerned about her back needs and have been trying to get help through physical therapy for 3 years now, but to no avail. The Lord totally opened the door for us to get in to see a spine specialist here in Cincinnati. Natasha is scheduled to have spinal surgery on March 14th, Lord willing. Currently, she has a cold – if this persists they will not do surgery.
They will be inserting rods in her back with a procedure known as bone-fusion. This is a very BIG deal. Totally out of our hands, but we serve a faithful God who has had Natasha in the palm of his hand for years now. And though this is tough for her to have to face, it is no surprise to God, the great physician; we would covet your prayers in her behalf. The surgery they are telling us will take up to 7 hrs total. We are SO thankful for the experienced Dr. that the Lord has provided. In the words of Natasha’s Dr., “I do the surgery, but God does the healing.” We’ll try to keep you updated as we are able.