Monday, June 30, 2008

Quick Update

I am back home to get the kids - friends have had them for the past four days. I am taking a quick breather to check the mail, pack, and get things settled and then we're back on the road to the hospital.

Thank you, thank you thank you for your thoughts and prayers. It means so much to everyone and I believe that so many people are praying for his recovery that something good is bound to come out of this.

There isn't a lot to say, other than everything seems upside down right now. Bob's brother is in a very good neurological institute. His legs aren't moving, but his arms are, and that means there is hope. He had an Arterial Venous Malformation on his spine, along with a blood clot. Surgery took care of that, although another MRI has revealed potentially another AVM on the spine. He's alive, he's mentally here, and that's the biggest blessing of all.

He has family and friends by his side at all times, and that won't change. Our lives may be upside down, but the good thing about that is it shakes out all the extraneous clutter that doesn't matter.

Only the love sticks, and that's what we have.

25 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Your priorities become crystal clear when something like this happens. I'll keep thinking positive thoughts.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I'm sending you and your family prayers and positive thoughts Jen!

Take care...all that matters right now is getting your brother-in-law well and home.

amanda said...

sending you prayers, prayers, and more prayers....

Nancy said...

Miracles do happen. I'm praying for all of you. Keep positive ... these things take time (as we talked about) ... but the movement in his arms is a wonderful sign.

<3

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

I am still praying things continue to improve, and am so glad to hear that they are better than they were.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I've been checking for updates! I'm sending healing vibes. Your family has an amazing outlook on life.

*sara* said...

Just read the last two posts now. Definitely sending your family, his family good, healing thoughts and prayers.

So right about 'the extraneous clutter.' Look already the love that has emerged from this situation: the friends who have cared for your children so you could go to him, the responses folks from the web have sent, etc. Hang on to those things.

liv said...

wow. feeling totally out of the loop, but sending you prayers and love.

Di said...

How wonderful to have friends who can take over when you need it. If you need a way to keep family and friends posted on his condition and progress, you might want to consider www.caringbridge.com. It has been so helpful to families I know who have gone through an extended illness.

standing still said...

{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}} and blessings to you and your family. Peace be with all of you, strength and healing for your bil.

Mamma said...

Oh my, I've been away. I'm so sorry, but you're right about clearing out the clutter. Love is the thing that stays.

Lots of positive thoughts headed your way.

Robin said...

((((hug))))

Sending lots of strength and good thoughts to all of you and hoping to soon hear the best possible outcome.

insanemommy said...

Oh, Jen. I'm so sorry. I know he's in good hands and he's lucky to have such a close loving family. My thoughts will be with you. Hugs. Rony

Hen said...

Sending thoughts and prayers of support.
Hen

the dragonfly said...

Still saying prayers..

MamaNeena said...

Hold it together and it will gwet better! More prayers coming your way!

twithhoney said...

Love and prayers are two things that can perform miracles in the worst situations. You're taking care of the love part. I'll be more than happy to send some more prayers his way.

Valle said...

Oh, Jen,
That sounds so scary and awful. I'm sending you out all my most powerful healing thoughts...

..take care of yourself, too.

Beck said...

I've been praying for your family and I will continue praying.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I've woefully behind on blog reading and we so sad to read the post below about your BIL. Sending many prayers and good wishes your way for his family, and yours.

Christine Bilek said...

Sending well wishes. I loved the last line of your post...only the love sticks and that is what we have...very sweet and true.

Daisy said...

sending you positive vibes and many, many virtual hugs. It sounds like he is in good hands.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Hey Jen, I was without internet for a few days, so I'm just reading this now. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother in law. I hope the news continues to improve. Hugs to you and his family.

Magpie said...

all best to you and your BIL.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Praying for you all...