What a Weekend

This past weekend was a really trying weekend. It started out okay. I trimmed and mowed our lawn and got a shower and napped. We were on for a gala, as our church puts it, that evening in a ballroom to celebrate our 4th anniversary as a church.

My wife and I arrived along with her sister. There were over two hundred people in attendance. We had dinner, dancing, and speeches. My wife is a very lively sort. She was on the dance floor, although I’m not a dancer. I took up playing drums so I could be a part of the entertainment in my past days.

Well the evening was going well until my wife came back to the table and sat down for a few minutes. I noticed she was acting like she didn’t feel well. In a few minutes she told me she did not feel good and she asked me to help her to the restroom. Her sister accompanied us to help her once she was in the restroom. After several minutes she came out complaining that she hurt across her stomach and wanted to go home, so I went out and got the SUV pulled up. She and her sister got in and we started home. I noticed her breathing was labored and quick, so I told her we were going to the ER. She got angry saying she wanted to go home. This went on for a few blocks.

Then it all broke loose. As I was driving I heard her begin to vomit I looked over at her and she was unconscious. She then slumped over on my shoulder while still vomiting. I then redirected our travel towards the Emergency Room while her sister held her upright.

We arrived at the ER and while her sister watched her I went in and got a wheelchair. We took her in where she was checked in and they took her in, ran her vitals, and allowed her to change out of her dress into a hospital gown. In the meantime I called my pastor and he said he was coming over since the party had ended. He showed up with four deacons and they all sat with me until we were called to a room in the back.

After labs, an MRI, and more labs it was determined she was in acute renal failure. Prayer had already started online, back at church, and with our friends. I spoke healing to her immediately. It was determined that it came from a drug interaction and dehydration. The x-rays that were done determined later on that there was no damage to her kidneys. After several hours we were told she was being admitted for observation and hydration via IV. We were told she would likely be in the hospital two days.

When a room became open upstairs we were told she was being taken up and we should go home and rest. She would be in good hands, so we left around four in the morning. I had vomit all over the console in the car, on me, and her clothes. I took them home with me to wash.

I got little sleep, but when I got up I washed our clothes because mine were also covered in vomit. I feed our dogs and got something to eat for myself. I also cleaned out the car, too. Once that was done I took off for the hospital. She was looking better when I got there and she was not happy with the noise of things that normally occur in a hospital. I sat with her all day and figured I would have another night at home alone.

However, our prayers were heard. Around five that afternoon, the nurse came in and announced that her last labs came back normal and the doctor ordered her to be release with a follow-up with her doctor the following day.

I have so much to say about God’s provisions. I have to say I suspect several things, but this I do know. She was touched by God and completely healed. She was back to normal and went back to work on Tuesday. I’ve seen God do this many times and I thank God she is normal again.

Don’t ever think God cannot make the body line up with His touch. Walk in faith and believe and He will take care of you. No matter which way your circumstances go, believe that God has your best for you.

About Jim

I'm a 71 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I'm the Director of Emerge Chaplain's Response Team. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married on 24 July 2015. She was ordained in February 2022. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
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