Monday, November 19, 2007

And This Is My Week

Thank y'all so much for the many prayers you have voiced for my mom!! She is doing great. Her face has already begun to regain some movement and she feels good. We all know that is thanks to all the people in our lives that are praying!!

On to my hubby:

Last week:
My dad: "Hey Heath. Would you mind helping me on Saturday morning hang the Christmas lights on the outside of our house?"

Heath: "Sure, but you have to buy my breakfast first."

Fast forward to Saturday morning. Heath at my parent's hanging Christmas lights. Me and Ella at home getting ready to go over to a friend's house.

Phone rings.

Me: "Hello"

My mom: "Janelle, you are going to need to come over."

Me: "Why?"

My mom: "Heath just fell off the ladder and is injured pretty badly."

What?! What is this week? What is happening?

So Ella and I jumped in the car immediately and got over to my parent's house to survey the damage.

Heath had a hugely swollen ankle, knee, finger, and scraped up face. I, of course, immediately wanted to take him to the hospital, but he swore to me it was okay and nothing was broken. So we treated it at home with lots of ice and rest.

Fast forward to Monday afternoon:

Me and Heath sitting in the hospital lab waiting to get x-rays done. We don't have the results yet, but the lab technician said she didn't see anything right away, but the doctor would take a closer look.

Heath has been pretty much laid up with ice packs all over. The kicker is that he hurt is RIGHT foot and his LEFT knee. So neither leg is working.

It sure has been an interesting week for us. We've been through the stomach bug, Bell's Palsy, and now a possible fractured foot and pulled ligaments. BUT we are all in good spirits!! God is taking care of us. Everything that has happened this week could have been MUCH worse and we are fully aware of that and thanking God for His provision! One day at a time, right?



The Sanders House said... goodness! Let's pray this all ends for your family! I hope that Heath gets a good report. (by the way, i think the stomach bug made it into our house last night with keegan..yeah!)

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Oh, wow! OK, now I understand what Amanda was asking about!

Poor Heath! I'm praying that it's all healable in a few days!

Bless your heart!
love you

Lamar, Jill and Tyler said...

Maybe this is God's way of telling you guys that you need some rest. Just lay on the couch with Heath, and take a much needed siesta! I wish we lived closer so we could help you guys out. Try and have a wonderful Thanksgiving and keep us updated. Love you!

pinkmommy said...

Wow, girl. I have been out for a few days, and I come back to see all this! I will pray for you guys!

MamaCass said...

OH my goodness! That ankle looks bad. I can't believe he was hobbling around church on Sunday. It sounds like you are being a good nurse for him. I am glad your mom is doing better!

Liz said...

Oh my, what a week you have had! I pray that your mom and Heath continue to recover quickly. How scary.

Sounds like you have the right perspective. Praise God that He is in control.

By the way, thanks so much for your sweet thoughts and your prayers, I really appreciate it! :)

Ang baylis said...

I'm sorry you are having such a bad week! His foot looks SO sore! It does sound like you have the right attitude! God is right there with you guys!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Angie xoxo

Jackie said...

oh my goodness.... you have your hands full!!! Hopefully he'll be able to sit up and enjoy turkey tomorrow!! I hope everyone is on the mend soon and that you get a chance to slow down this weekend. Praying for recovery for all and for YOU, sweet friend, praying for lots of rest in HIM and a little relaxation. Take care...and happy Thanksgiving!

The Preacher's Wife said...

Holy Cow Janelle! That foot looks awful. I'm willing to bet our husbands never figured on their injuries making for great blog fodder. :)

Hpe he and your mom are both better soon and that you have a great Thanksgiving!


The Self Cottage said...

whoa! we will pray that he gets better soon...sorry that you are having so many crazy trials- ah! love you

The Self Cottage said...

whoa! we will pray that he gets better soon...sorry that you are having so many crazy trials- ah! love you

Heather said...

Oh my goodness. just got to my bloglines. Hope he is ok! I'll say a prayer!

Our Family of Five said...

I'm so sorry this happened! I hope he's defintely on the mend now....
God Bless, Lynn