Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Updat from Marsha on Denise and Eddie

Hi This is Donetta

I am forwarding an update from Marsha of Marsha's Musings

Friends, after several attempted calls today, I finally spoke to our dear Denise this evening.

I want to preface this news with this truth, God is Sovereign and in control. He can heal. And most importantly, He is lending comfort to Denise and Eddie. Even though this has been the toughest afternoon of their lives, they sense His presence and are committed to Him and each other.

After many tests, including MRI’s and yesterday’s spinal tap, the mystery disorder is not, was not a stroke.

  • He has a cord compression and 2 bulging discs in his upper body. It does not appear surgery is an option.
  • With therapy he will regain strength but not feeling in his lower body.
  • Eddie will never be able to return to his job again. He will need to go on disability.
  • He had 2 options: 1) Go to the Rehab Center for 2 weeks starting tomorrow (New Years Eve) and receive PT for 3-5 hours a day. 2) Go home and a therapist will come there and do therapy for 1 1/2 hours a day. This evening, Eddie chose option #2 and he will work hard other hours during the day with Denise’s help to do the exercises.

At 46 years old, he is stunned to think of never working again. I know that in time, he would be able to find other areas of work that is not manual labor, but I know how permanent disability works. I don’t know if they do or not. If you ever go off, you can never get back on again.

I told Denise that so many in the blog community want to help them financially in some way, potentially through a PayPal button and a website set up just for them. The PayPal would be linked to its own bank account. Needless to say she was over whelmed. I asked her to please pray and to approach Eddie about this so we can get it going and help them quickly.

I was supposed to go over there Thursday, but we have bad weather rolling in again tonight, plus the hospital will be transporting them home sometime Thursday. I will get over to see her sometime over the next few days and help her with groceries, etc. and get the funds to her that have already been mailed to me. They won’t be able to do any banking until Monday anyway because of not knowing when they are being released and then New Years Day on Friday.

Friends, there are so many challenges ahead for them. Denise does not drive, so they will need to have people get them around. I’m thankful their apartment is on the first floor, that’s a blessing.

I know our God can totally release this cord compression if it be His will. They are praying to this end and ask that you all join them in praying.

Denise wants you all to know how VERY thankful she is for each and every one of you, your prayers, support and friendship. She said she just doesn’t know how she can ever thank everyone for their love and kindness. You all have lifted both of their spirits in an amazing way.

She will be calling me tomorrow after they get settled in so I know they’re okay.

Until then, let’s continue to storm the gates of heaven for Eddie and Denise.


MyJourneyBack said...

Father God,
We all know you are in control. I wish that I could do more to help. My means of help is through prayers lifted up. Please provide to dear Denise and Eddie all that is needed. Please give them both strength and please give doctors and therapist wisdom. Thank you for your provision for your children. Amen.
Thank you Marsha and Donetta for keeping us all posted. Thank you for your efforts to help these wonderful people.
Love in Christ,

Loren said...

Oh Donetta please give her a big hug and let her know so many prayers are being said on their behalf! The Lord knows every detail and He is sovereign. Coming in agreement with everyone for healing and that EVERY need will be met! Peace the passes ALL understanding will prevail!

Love you Denise!

Cathy said...

Thank you for the update, Dear. I am praying for you and Eddie, Denise. You are in my thoughts and prayers. You are missed, sweet friend. Love and Hugs, Cathy

Serendipity said...

Denise, so glad you and Eddie are comforted by God's presence. Both of you are in my prayers. Please take good care of yourself now.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so so much for keeping us updated, Denise means alot to Jacob and I.

More Than Conquerors said...

Denise, I am praying for you and Eddie. And thanks to Marsha and Donetta for the updates. Please send Denise my love and let her know that I will be most willing to help her through paypal if it is available. The Lord loves her and Eddie. She and Eddie are More Than Conquerors through Him Who loved them!

I have an Award for Denise and Eddie, a "More Than Conquerors Award". They both deserve this Award for their courage through all the storms in their life. May they continue to know God's love and sufficiency daily.

With love and prayers,

Oh Sew Good said...

Thank you for the update. I'm especially thankful that the Lord is with them.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Thanks for the update Marsha! Praying!

luvmy4sons said...

Wow! He is way too young for this. But God is seeing it all..and He will make a way for them. Wow. I am so sorry for them.


I do not know how to pray. Please make a way for my friend and her sweet husband. You can do exceedingly, abundantly, more than we ask or imagine. We beseech Thee for Your healing touch. Open up doorways of provision and healing and work in this situation according to Thy will which is good. In Jesus name. Amen.

Janera said...

Thank you for keeping us posted on Eddie and Denise as they face this obstacle. Your positive and faithful view on things is very helpful and inspiring. Denise is blessed to have you as a friend!

I am praying for peace and comfort for both of them, and that their faith is strengthened as they wait upon the Lord. For our God, this is no challenge; after all, He created Eddie's spine and He knows every cell of Eddie's body!

Heather said...

thank you for the latest update. continuing to pray for them both.

Gretchen said...

Lord, cover them, I pray. In Jesus' name. AMen.

Caroline said...

Thank you for the update. Denise we continue praying for you. Lean on His everlasting love. Sending you lost of love. Will pray for the specific prayer request.

Lea said...

I'm so thankful to hear this update.
I just know with all my heart that OUR GOD IS IN CONTROL AND my husband and I both are praying.

HOLYKISSES DENISE! I love ya, and you keep looking uP ya hear?!!!

Sharon said...

I am praying that the Lord will bring healing to Eddie so that he may continue his work, but if He chooses not to, then I pray for his Abundant Blessings upon Eddie and Denise to somehow bring Glory to the Lord.

Denise, dear, it's been a long time since I've commented or visited, but I'm getting back into trying to visit blogs more often. This past year was a busy one. Winter seems to allow more time for visits. I want you to know you are still in my prayers.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Goodness!! I wish that I could help out. My hubby has not been working either and so that lets out money for now. Can you get her address to me? You can use my email.
I can send her a card and of course pray for her and Eddie.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hello Dear Friend, I have been gone from blogland for a few weeks and to come back and find this news so saddens me, but i know of your stedfast faith and how you trust God so much. You have been and are such an inspiration to all of us, and I will be praying for you and for complete healing for Eddie., and seeing what i can do to help.
Blessings, and many hugs,

RCUBEs said...

To know that it's not a stroke [and I'm not belittling the cord injury either] but praise the Lord anyway because now, we have the specifics to what we should pray about. Like what you said, for the Lord to remove those bulging discs, may the Lord put bro. Eddie's spine in alignment!

Thank you for the update and pls. do so. Tell sister Denise she doesn't need to thank me [us]. That's what being in God's family mean! To lift up each other...Happy New Year anyway to all of you but praying for a miracle as 2010 comes for sister Denise and DH. God bless.

Love Bears All Things said...

We are praying, Denise. I'm so happy that you and Eddie are going home. Bless you, Sweetie!
Mama Bear

crystal said...

I only know you as a blogging friend of my sisters (Julie at According to His Power). I know that you have blessed her ever so much in her life and I will be praying for you and Eddie!

Blessings and Prayers!

Anonymous said...

Denise!!!my heart is aching for you right now, praying that you can rest in our LORD's arms tonight and that your honey will excel in therapy. Love to you tonight!

Hootin' Anni said... prayers go out to them both!!!

MyJourneyBack said...

Coming everyday to check on you guys. I am praying that you get the strength and peace you need. Hang in there. Sending hugs your way,

IRENE said...

I am so beyond words. Sending prayers to heaven, and love and hugs to dear Denise.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Denise, my heart is aching for you. I have not had time to read blogs since Thanksgiving, and when I finally started catching up today, I was shocked to see all you and your lovebug have been through since then.
I am praying for the both of you, and I believe in miracles. It's not the doctors, but the Lord who has the last say. Praise God!
P.S. As I wrote this comment, Isaiah 43:2 came to mind--"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

I will be e-mailing you soon my friend. I love you and I am praying for you and Love Bug!!!
In God's Amazing Hands,

Mary said...

I have been away and am so thankful to get this update on Denise and Eddie. They are in my prayers.

Dear Heavenly Father, please lift Denise and Eddie up. We ask that you give them peace with what is happening in their lives and also ask that you will bless them with finances and special friends to help them at this time.

I will continue to pray.


Sonya Graham and family said...

I am so very grateful to our Lord and Savior. He is very much holding you both in His arms of love and comfort. To Donetta...thank you for your update and support to our Denise. She has become apart of our family here in Virginia. We all continue to pray for Eddie and Denise.

With love and prayers,
Sonya and her folks,
and Jim