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March 28, 2006

Pray for Anna Beth and Noelle

Keep my granddaughter Anna Beth in your prayers. Her grandma Bromley has the five grandkids this week at her other daughter's house in Saint Louis. Anna fell down the basement stairs and broke her collar bone yet again. It is the second time, but last time it was from falling out of bed. I know her other grandma and I would appreciate your prayers for her. Noelle just isn't feeling well, having gone through the flu and now a cold on top of that. She and Anna are enjoyable when they are healthy, but It is kind of hard to enjoy your cousins, grandma, and aunt & uncle when you are in pain and just plain feel poorly. Pray it will be a good time of bonding as they spend the week together despite it all. It might be a good idea to pray for the adults, too. Two fussy preschoolers can be a bit trying.


March 27, 2006

Grandma Anna's Home

Grandma is home and glad to be back! Her chest x-ray was clear. Her congestive heart failure is also better. They have once again changed her medicine. They have increased her diauretic.

Thank you all for your prayers! We love and appreciate you all!

March 23, 2006



I can't believe my second born is 28 years old today. He was 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was glad to get home on that Easter Sunday. He slept all the way through the first night at home and scared me half to death. (My babies nursed every 2 hours around the clock! ) With the encouragement of the LeLeche League support group meeting in my home, I had to wake him every two hours to try to nurse him. He would take a few sucks and fall fast asleep! I counted wet diapers to make sure he wasn't getting dehydrated! He woke up after two weeks and attacked life at a gallop and still does.

I love you son!

Grandma Anna Update

Mother is feeling better. They talked to her today about going up to the extended care wing of the hospital. She needed to be asured by me that it wasn't permanent. After that, she was ok with it. I don't know exactly when, but she will probably spend a week there. Her doctor will decide. As soon as I know I will update her room number. If you call her make sure she takes her hearing aide out. She seems to hear better on the phone without it.

March 22, 2006

Grandma Anna's update

As I sit and type this, I feel like I am giving you "double talk". But what can I say, that seems like what I am getting!
Today, I called to check on mom (snow, car trouble preventing me from going up). The nurse said mom has pneumonia. (Tuesday, when I talked to Dr. L. I specifically asked if she had pneumonia. He said, "She is being treated for CHF and the cough is from that) A Pulmonologist saw her this morning. She is getting breathing treatments now. But Dr. Little said her color looks better and she "sounds better". Her weight is good, having lost 2 pounds. (hopefully, water weight) I can't figure out how she is better if on top of the CHF she has pneumonia.

If any of you who are nurses can enlighten me, please do.

March 20, 2006

Grandma Anna's Update

I talked to the doctor today. Her chest x-ray showed the congestive heart condition is worse. It seems the fluid in one area is less than before, but in another area it is much more. They have increased her diaretic. She looks like she feels better and says she feels better. Her bronchitus is better which may be why she feels and looks better.

I apologize if children and siblings have called the nurses station and couldn't get information. Don't give up. I really do try to work "with the system", but it really depends on who you talk to! I was in mom's room today with mom wide awake and a very "authoritatian" nurse said I had to call her doctor to find out the results of the x-ray! Go figure! It is surely a very frustrating major iritation!!! You really can go too far to insure a patience's privicy. These days it seems even the patient can't get information. It is just crazy.

Grandma Anna

Grandma Anna is doing better. She has lost a lot of water weight. She is supposed to get another chest x-ray today. They also drew blood yesterday and have the results today by the time I get to go up to see her.

She is in a different room: 617 There is a man next door who is in his 90's and does a lot of loud moaning and yelling. She said she feels sorry for him. His daughter can't take care of him and they are trying to decide what to do with him. He sounds like he is in an advanced stage of dementia.

March 18, 2006

Phone number apology

I apparently did not give you the correct phone number for mother's room at the hospital. Here is the phone number again: 217.774.3961 I am truly sorry if any of you tried to call. I did give the nurses a list of her children and siblings so you should be able to call and get information.

I also told you she had pneumonia, but she does not. She has bronchitis and congestive heart failure.

Thanks to everyone who is praying for her.

March 16, 2006

Grandma Anna

We had to admit my mom into the hospital today. She had bronchitis on Tuesday turned to Pneumonia. She seems to be somewhat confused with family members who are here visiting; saying this morning that her grandson, Brit's family was Julie's (my daughter in law) sister's kids. And last night she couldn't quite understand who Brian and Dawn were and had them confused with Steve and Suzzanne and their Haley. I have never seen her this disoriented. I am sure age may be a part, and being sick, or even the medicine, but nonetheless it is disconcerting.

I will try to keep a current post on her situation. She is in Shelbyville Memorial Hosp. 217.774.396. room 606 bed 2. I will try to make it so siblings, and children can call to check on her as well.

March 15, 2006

Oops, Jason

Sorry, I just read in your blog! I am glad you are having a good time. If you get a chance, email me when you are flying home.

love you,

It's me

It's me. Weary, but here. My mom has bronchitis. Tomorrow she sees the doctor again. I fear it is going into pneumonia yet again, but I hope I am wrong. I had a treatment at the chiropractors on my neck. Can't tell yet if it is going to help.

Jeremy and Julie signed on their first home. Grandma Anna is already lamenting how she is going to miss the g-grandkids. Of course, grandma and grandpa are going to miss them, too! Noelle woke up Tuesday morning, I think, singing, "Happy birthday to you, Daddy, Happy birthday to you, Daddy ... The only thing Julie could figure is that the last time Andrew came home, He, Noelle, and I went out for our birthdays, we had wanted Jeremy to go, too, but he couldn't go. She must have remembered.

Jason is in Ireland. We haven't heard word one from him *frown*. Andrew is here for the week helping his dad work on the room we are making at the back of the garage. Andrew is going to move back to work with the youth at our church" to test the waters". He is going to transfer to a Wal-Mart here.

My nephew and neice are here visiting for a few days.

More later,


March 08, 2006

It seems . . .

It seems after seeing my orthopedic that we will be trying a new treatment plan to help with pain management. That is if it is approved by our insurance. It will be one shot a week for five weeks. It is suppose to provide a type of lubricant for the knee joint. Do keep this in your prayers.

I am also going to have to find a chiropractor close to home to see if some adjustments will help my neck, shoulder, and arm pain. My orthopedic doesn't deal with this kind of problem.

Jeremy and Julie are close to signing on the dotted line for their first home. Though stressed out, they are looking forward to moving on. It is within walking distance of Jeremy's job and to where the grandkids take ballet and drama.

We are trying to be brave (smile), but it is going to be very difficult to adjust to life without the grandkids. Grandma Anna keeps saying, "I don't know what I'm going to do when they move." Christine, Anna and Noelle keep her entertained while Amie and James are doing school. Julie assures her they will visit often! But, truely, Grandpa and Grandma are going to miss them, too. We have enjoyed them more than we can say, but send them on with our blessings.

Jeremy was home with the kids one evening last week while Dick and I were out. When we came home, we heard this sweet little voice yelling, "Grandma, grandma, grandma!" Then she was quiet for a minute or so, then in a quite grownup voice said, "Daddy, I need to get out now!" (she was in bed) When Jeremy didn't respond, she tried again, "Daddy, I'm ready to get out now!". Finally, Jeremy let her get up to say goodnight. Anyway, you get the point!

March 07, 2006

A Prayer Request

If you are reading this and are a praying people, please pray for me. Pray for my right knee pain and now my right side of neck, shoulder, and arm pain. I see my orthopedic tomorrow morning for my knee. Pray that my mind and emotions will fall in line with God's. It is easy for me to fall into a "pity" party.

March 02, 2006


First of all I would like to apologize to anyone who visited my site and accessed the comments. They were discusting and certainly & totally not me. My sister alerted me about them. When I went to them I was horrified!

Thank you Jason, for taking the time in your already too busy schedule to get rid of that "garbage".

In fact, if by chance any of those who left such filth are reading this post, please read on in the extended entry.

I want you to know those kind of sites are not welcome on this blog. I also want you to know that you have a great need in your life. A need everyone of us have---a Savior. You are looking for love and acceptance in all the wrong places. Let me, if you will, direct you to one who can fill that need in your life. I remember the first time I realized that I was a sinner. I just knew at that moment that if I were to die right then, I would not go to heaven. I knew I was lost and needed a Savior to forgive me of my sin.

The kind of links you posted in my comments are links that only a "lost" person would be reading and recommending to others. The Bible tells us that we

all have sinned and come short of the glory of God
. (Romans 3:23) It also tells us that
God so loved the world (that includes you) that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever (anyone) believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him (Jesus) might be saved.
(John 3: 16-18)

Jesus paid my sin debt for me. God requires sin to be punished, that punishment is separation from God for eternity. (Yes, my friend, hell is real and it is forever) The Bible tells us

the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Romans 6:23) But God loves us and provided a way for our sin's debt to be paid. Jesus, the holy, perfect son of God willingly came to earth to be our "sacrifice" for our sin. He suffered, He died with our sin on Him, He conquered death and rose again that our sin could be forgiven.

However, just because he paid for our sin, doesn't mean we are automatically "saved" to spend eternity in heaven with God forever. Forgiveness is a gift which must be received. My friend, I am praying for you. If you feel God telling you that you are a sinner and on your way to hell, please listen. Go to him, confess you are a sinner and cannot save yourself. Admit that Jesus is the only way to our Heavenly Father and heaven for eternity. Ask him to forgive you. Invite Jesus to come into your life. (This requires repentance) The Bible also tells that

except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
(Luke 13:3-5) The good news is He never turns anyone away. If you want to turn from that sinful lifestyle, He will help you. He will, with your permission, begin to change you from the inside out.

If this is your desire, you can pray this simple prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, I know I am a sinner and cannot save myself. I know that Jesus died to pay for my sin. I would like to accept that gift of eternal life and forgiveness of sin. I invite Jesus into my life to be not only my Savior, but my Lord. I want Him to help me get out of this sinful lifestyle. Thank you for coming into my life and making me your child. In Jesus' name, Amen

If you really meant what you prayed, I can assure you, you are forgiven and have been adopted into the family of God. ( Romans 10: 9-11) If so, please feel free to let me know. I can give you some links to help you grow in Christ. I encourage you to find a good church, read your Bible (if you don't have one,get one). Start in the gosple of John in the New Testament, then go to Ephesians chapter one and just think on those things. Your old life has passed away---Ephesians tells you who you are now as a child of God. May God richly bless you as you choose to walk in His ways!