My Beloved is stable, but in an awful condition. For those of you who did not see my last post, she had a massive stroke.
I will have a few more details, but first a thank you.
In general, I would like to thank Heritage Pentecostal and all the connected churches for the prayers, conversations, and resources.
I would also like to thank the Mennonite Community, Jewish and Messianic believers, and other groups that have offered and given support.
I am in the thick of it and cannot remember correctly who all has done what and unintentionally, will forget to mention every individual that is helped us through. You have our deepest gratitude.
To those at the Campfire, Thank you for the prayers and kind words. It was nice to see them pop up on my phone during this tough time and I can feel the peace of God with me. Also, thanks for the emailed prayers.
This is where we are at the moment:
Isabel, my Beloved is currently in an Intensive Care Unit and is in excellent hands. She has been taken off of the ventilator and can speak.
She is very limited in mobility.
It took a friend’s counsel to see it, but while compassion has value, checking of life saving boxes has more merit.
I will say, if you have a loved one in any kind of care outside of your own, you NEED to be there to provide ALL types of support. It seems to go without saying, but I have walked by a good number of visitorless ICU beds. Where are there communities? Where are the families? Perhaps they are non existing.
COVID rules don’t help this at all.
The hospital she is at strictly enforces 1 visitor for 24 hours from 8AM to 8 PM.
The visitor has to be 16 or older, and juggling this with my two children is a nightmare.
Fortunately, there is technology, but virtual visits are awful for anyone; change my mind. (Don’t try that now)
I will likely blog through this in an upbeat tone, but lets not get it twisted; I am at war for my family and will steamroll anything that gets in the way of their health and safety.
I know each and every one of you supports this mentality and am thankful.
Benjamin, Brothers Campfire.