The Silver Lining

February 6, 2009 at 6:19 am 8 comments

Today was a totally different day than the first two days in the hospital.  Our son’s phone calls to the people in charge got immediate worked miracles.  The silver lining came today…a marvelous nurse named Julie! She said she normally works on the 8th floor…and that if we have any problems later, ask her to help!   She was like an angel in disguise.  She calmly looked at Dan’s swollen wound which is not draining much because it has not been cleaned since Monday.  She cleaned it carefully, and put a bandage on that is held in place by very lightweight special shorts.  The night nurse said she will do her best to repeat what Julie did.

The loud roommate went home at noon.  After Dan ate some of his lunch, Julie helped him walk to the solarium overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay.  After that,  Julie  escorted Dan to a private room, L1227,  same floor.  All of our things were in there waiting for us.  Dan slept all afternoon except when we woke him up to take a drink of juice, or to take some meds.  He was to have an intravenous antibiotic tonight.

We thank each of you who sent us encouraging messages today, or said a prayer for us.  These are challenging times, but we will be all right no matter what happens.  We are thankful that our son, Bob, is flying in Saturday to be here for Dan’s surgery Monday.  

We keep praying that God will dissolve the mass, let Dan keep his right leg, and that the plastic surgery done inside Dan’s pelvis will protect the veins.  There are many other things that we pray about – God’s glory and power, our thankfulness for Jesus and all He has done for us, our loved ones near and far away.  May God be with you. — Anne and Dan

Is that Dan, wrapped in a hospital blanket, or a guru!

Is that Dan, wrapped in a hospital blanket, or a guru!


Ocean Going Ship in San Francisco Bay as Seen from the Hospital Window

Ocean Going Ship in San Francisco Bay as Seen from the Hospital Window


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. melissa bourland  |  February 6, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Dear Dan and Anne,
    Love the guru picture! Paul and I continue to lift you up in prayer, and thank our Lord Jesus for His great love for the two of you. I wish I could come and visit you and hug you both. I ask our Lord Jesus to give you huge hugs for me since I cannot be there physically.
    Love you bunches!!!!!

  • 2. movila maria and kids  |  February 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Dear good brother and sister,

    First of all we love you very much and miss you! I know that The Good God knows why every thing must happen to you!He is Almighty and loves us and wants the best for us.Now you know better than anybody what the meaning of those words are.You are purified by the dignity you face problems.
    We keep praying for you every day and may God bless the doctors and assistants who care Dan.
    Please remind Dan that you have a lot of work to do here in Saint George.I hope it”s a good target to fight for healing!

    Love you, maria and kids

  • 3. Csilla Varga  |  February 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Dear Anne and Dan!
    We keep on praying for you both.
    We know, that you are very strong in your faith in God, and the Lord will help you.
    We send our love and many hugs!
    Csilla, Jutka and Tibor

    • 4. godschildrenorg  |  February 7, 2009 at 4:54 am

      Ah, our Dear Ones in Sfantu Gheorghe, it means so much to hear from you and know you continue praying for us. God is carrying us through this. Love, Anne and Dan

  • 5. Fern Doyle  |  February 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    We are praying that God will guide the surgeons hands and that all will go well with the surgery. We are thankful that he is now getting the care he should have had from the beginning. I thank you so much for your blogs and keeping us informed of how things are going.
    Love Ya’ll,
    Fern & Dale Doyle

    • 6. godschildrenorg  |  February 7, 2009 at 4:52 am

      We are blessed by your prayers and loving words. Love, Anne and Dan

  • 7. Marilyn Holland  |  February 6, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Oh, what a relief that today was a better day with a silver nurse lining!! Glad that the roomie left and that Dan is in a private room and looking so much better. It was hard to hear how sad he was bring cared for there. But we do need to keep on keeping on in our prayers.

    We love you much!

    Marilyn and Ron

    • 8. godschildrenorg  |  February 7, 2009 at 4:57 am

      It encourages us so much that you care and stay in touch with us! Love you, Anne and Dan


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