Monday, 12 May 2008

Serious prayer request for my sister

Hi friends - I just received word that my sister is in the hospital in New Albany, IN. Please pray for her. She is very special - almost like a "mom".

When my mom got TB I was 2 - 1/2. My sis was 14. Mom was placed in a TB sanitarium and sis dropped out of school to take care of me. She had to postpone her education to take care of me- several years.

She is having colon problems, kidney infection and other infections. She has been unable to walk for sometime now and has been in a nursing home for a couple of years. Now everything else seems to be going to pieces. She was on a ventilator but is now doing okay and is having breathing treatments - Thanks, mama and papa

23 comments:

Tam said...

of course Papa!

will you be able to go visit her?

Jake and Jess said...

done.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear this. What is her first name? I will be praying.

Janis

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - She was the one we stopped and visited on the way home from Florida. We will wait and see how she is doing - her daughter lives close by and will keep us informed. It is a 5 hour drive - one way. Near Louisville, KY.

Jake and Jess - knew I could count on you - love you both! Hope to see you this summer.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Janis - her name is Joanne. Thanks for your prayers. She is quite the lady! :o) I think she was a worse stinker than me! ha! Thanks for your prayers!

Anonymous said...

Impossible!! Couldn't be worse than you, papa. I would really hate to think there were two of your kind running around free!!!

Prayers for Joanne are on the way!

Janis

1godsgal said...

We'll be praying for her as well Papa, and you and Mama. I will pray for that peace that passes understanding...Love you! Debs

Tanya said...

I am praying as I am typing to ya. What a special sister. Love Tanya

Robin said...

Praying!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Janis - My sister is one terrific gal - she was able to go back to school and graduated - she had a lot of determination. She helped me catch my first fish and almost got us killed by a train!

Thanks Deb for your prayers, and yes you can adopt us - send us money! ha!

Tanya - prayers are what she needs - for her and her family.

Robin - I was sure as soon as you saw the post you would be praying.

Daizy said...

Added to my daily list

Wendi said...

I just found your blog today and was so very intrigued! I wanted to let you know that I will be praying as well. Your sister sounds liek a sweet lady who is so precious to you!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Daizy - Thanks for adding this to your prayer list! By the way, you are on my list - maybe I should add you to my prayer list as well! :o)

Wendi - thanks for stopping by! That was nice! I appreciate the prayers for my sis!

bransblahg said...

Oh Papa! I will for sure be praying for your sister, and for you two as well. I love ya so much! Keep us posted!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Brandy - your prayers are appreciated - I talked to her today. She is hoping to be out of the hospital today. She will be transported back to the nursing home.

Darla said...

praying sooooo much...for you and mama too!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Darla - I love my blogging family!

Ed said...

Papa, thank you for sharing your world, your love and your prayers with me. I will try to return some of this love to your sister who I will keep in my thoughts every day.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Ed, I appreciate your thoughts of my sister - She is a pretty special sister.

CRJFamily said...

We will be praying for your sister! Please keep us updated!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Rene' - talked to her mid morning she sounded good - was suppose to go back to nursing home today.

I was reminded today of a story when I was 5 - (1948!) I caught Joanne smoking upstairs - She Said: "Jimmie, don''t you dare tell mom or dad" I ran downstairs - hid under the kitchen table where mom and dad were sitting and hollered - "Joanne is smoking!" She was ready to shoot me! HA! she was a stinker! But I learned early as well!

just1reason said...

papa, I am praying! And I'm a pretty stubborn pray-er LOL! My mom's name is Joanne, so that will be easy to remember. And 2 years ago, God completely and totally healed my mom miraculously of Uterine cancer after she was told she was going to die in a matter of weeks, no need for treatment cause it wouldn't help. But God...He is so big, so willing, so able..He is love...and loves to lavish His love on us....Joanne too;)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Kelly - thanks for your concern. will probably call her tomorrow to make sure she is doing better. She was suppose to return to the nursing home yesterday.