Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Why I have been away from blog-land

Amanda
On Wednesday evening, September 24th, my daughter had a stroke. She was in the hospital for eight days. She is almost back to normal now, thank the Lord. She is only 34, and this has been a real shock. The doctors say that it was probably caused by a combination of factors. She was taking birth control pills and she is a smoker. They said that some of the meds she takes for migraines could have also been a culprit. And then there is the “stuff happens” theory. She is at home now and being closely monitored. She has to take a blood thinner and has to have regular blood tests while she is taking it. I am feeling more confident that she will be ok, but I am still scared for her. During this time I have been so worried that I just couldn’t do anything. I seemed to be wandering around in some kind of fog. I feel like I am coming out of it a bit, at least enough to let those of you who read my blog know why I have not been posting or reading. In the next few days I hope to get more in the swing of things, and catch up on what you all have been up to. I want to thank those that have e-mailed me with your concern. Thank you for caring.

15 comments:

MYRA said...

OMG! How unexpected a thing to go through! I fully understand, as a mother, how you must have been this last while.
Thank goodness your daughter is well on her way to back to normal... What a thing to go through with a daughter so young!!! Scary times...
What a thing for Amanda to have experience that! I can only imagine how she must be feeling.. Does she have a little family of her own?
I pray that Amanda, and your whole family, has no further problems with such...
Take care...

Teresa said...

Its good to hear you have a good report on her recovery, but that had to be very frightening for you and your daughter. Things like that happen and we realize how little control we really have on our lives. Take care of yourself, and get plenty of rest and eat right - stress has a way of playing havoc with our bodies.

Connie W said...

Oh my, how tragic and scary for her and for you. I can only imagine how you felt as she was hospitalized.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

So sorry to hear this news about your daughter. It must have been quite a shock for you. I hope Amanda will get better soon. Thinking of you.

Catherine said...

I hope Amanda recovers quickly and has no lasting effects from the stroke! I can't even imagine how stressful this had to have been for you and your family!

Isabella said...

We DH and I will be praying over the next few weeks we have a great God who still works miricals today.Hugs
Isabella

Isabella said...

We DH and I will be praying over the next few weeks we have a great God who still works miricals today.Hugs
Isabella

Kathy said...

What a pretty picture of Amanda. All I can say is "God is good". He has his hand on all of us. Amanda has made such wonderful progress and so fast. We are so blessed that she is out of the hospital and doing so well. Hang in there. K

Pat said...

I am so glad to hear that your daughter is getting better. It doesn't matter how old they are, they are still out babies. You and your daughter will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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quiltygal said...

Oh Lilly I am so sorry to hear about your daughter & am so glad she is out of hospital & on her way back to a full recovery we thnk of strokes as an old persons illness but working in a hospital I must say the stroke people seem to be getting younger maybe we do have to look towards lifestyle stress food chemicals/additives etc hope this is the kick to giving up smoking:) lots of love & kind thoughts coming your familys way from Aus xxx

Rhondi said...

Hi Lilly
You sure have been through a lot! That must have been such a scare for you, but I am glad that your daughter is recovering. It's things like this that cause us to stop and realize how precious life is.
Hugs, Rhondi

Carin said...

Holy cow! I pray for your DD full recovery.

Catherine said...

I am new to your blog. Prayers are your way for your daughter.

Catherine