* bless her heart, really …

Posted on June 10th, 2009 by melinda in Another day in the life of me.


Sorry it’s so late, I know most of y’all are in bed and won’t read this until in the morning. It’s been a busy day and busy night. For any of you who may not know, my friend & co worker, Heather, is in the hospital. She has been there since Sunday when her appendix ruptured & she had emergency surgery. Her health has not improved, in fact, she is still very sick. She has an abscess in the lining of her stomach where her appendix use to be. It is about the size of an orange, if I am understanding the information from the Dr. correctly. The plan at this point, as I understand it, is to put her to sleep in the morning, go in and try to drain the infection away. The Dr. will wait between 24 & 48 hrs. to see if the draining worked. If it does, there should be no further problems, if not, they will have to surgically remove the abscess, which will be two major surgeries within 1 week. Of course it is our hope and prayer that the draining will be a huge success. I’d just like to ask you to take a minute today and say a prayer for her and her family. Especially her husband Brian. Bless his heart, I’m not sure how much he has even left her side and I know he isn’t eating and he is extremely worried about her. He is also feeling somewhat helpless and discouraged, both of which are completely normal in this situation. Also keep her parents, her daughters and her sister close in your thoughts and prayers over the next few days. It seems that nothing about her illness has gone as it should and I know she just really wants to feel better. If you’d like to leave her some lovin’ or get well messages, please feel free to do so and I will copy & paste them & print them out to take to her. Thank you so much in advance for what I know will be a bunch of prayers and support sent their way.

ps: on a much happier note … Emma Joy is home! I have lots of pictures of her already to post but to be honest, I am sleepy and I am going to try to get some rest tonight myself. Check back later today and there should be some up for your viewing pleasure.


3 Comments on “* bless her heart, really …”

  1. chrisi

    heather! i hope you get to feeling better soon. how can you come party with us friday if you’re still sick?! love you!

  2. michele

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you get some rest and feel better soon. We miss you at work!

  3. Marjorie Markham


    I am so sorry to hear this. Brittany had the same thing happen to her. She was in at least 4-5 days. I will be praying for you to have a speedy recovery and for your family. I know it has to be hard on them too.


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