Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Final posting

As many of will already know, Glenn went home to be with the Lord yesterday, Jan. 26/10 around 7:00 in the evening.  Since Saturday, when he came to understand that he wasn't going to win this battle, Glenn set his face towards the end as determined as he lived his life - with focus.  As you can imagine, it is a profoundly (is that a word??) sad for the me, our kids and families.  Thank you so much for all your love and support through this extremely hard and tiring journey.  We continue to covet your prayers as we adjust to life without Glenn.

Lots of love,

Denita for all of us (Joel, Becky and David)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Follow up update

Just a quick note to let you know Glenn had his nerve block on Tuesday and it would appear that it has been effective.  Glenn has hardly had to ask for extra pain medication since, so now the doctor is going to try to lower the Methadone.  Thanks for praying.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Update from Denita

Thought it was about time to send out another update.  Glenn is still in the hospital.  By and large the pain is under control during the day, as long as the nurses remember to give him his meds on time.  He still does wake up with quite a lot of pain, however, and because of that the doctor really can't cut back on the pain medication he is giving Glenn.  A nerve block is scheduled for Tuesday, so you can pray for that.  We should know in a day or two if it worked, and if so, the doctor is hoping to drastically cut back on the Methadone which should clear Glenn's mind up and help him stay awake more.  Yesterday, Glenn started getting some more congestion in his chest.  This is causing him considerable anxiety and he is terrified of getting pneumonia again.  For now the doctor is keeping his eye on it, but he will not hesitate to put Glenn back on antibiotics if things get worse.  Please pray that the Lord will fill Glenn's mind with peace.  The fear of not being able to breath is preoccupying his thoughts and making it hard for him to concentrate on anything else.

We all really appreciate your thoughts and prayers.  Thank you too for the cards, emails and phone calls.  Your support along with the Lord's grace and strength are seeing us through this difficult time.



Friday, January 15, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Greetings from the hospital

I have decided to drop a brief note on my blog to let you know how I am doing rather than trying to update all of my emails, facebook posts, etc., since this is this where most of my friends find out how we are doing. So please check here to get updates on me.

I am not doing well, to put it quite simply. This morning was one of considerable pain again. Plus trying to find ways to free up my bladder and bowel movements, and you can tell that life is one big bowl of cherries for me.

It just seems that life is tough right now. I am hallucinating from time to time and yesterday I really really wrestled with whether my life was coming to an end. I still feel that I have things that I want to do however. I am not ready to call it quits yet. But life is getting harder and harder to live and fighting yet another bout of pneumonia has stretched me. So please pray that I will be ready to go when God wants me to go.