Friday, October 12, 2007

News Of Pilot-dad

Just when you think everything is finally looking up, the ceiling seems to cave in on you. If you would, please pray for Jim. Last evening I had to run him up to the Insta-Care place (not the ER) because of vertigo. He had experienced it since yesterday morning but I had been out running errands etc, and didn't get home until late afternoon. Poor guy. He was so nauseated from the world spinning around out of control.

The doctor said he would treat the symptoms but to expect it to last 3 or 4 days. Why the inflammation has happened is anyone's guess. He told us to be sure to alert our oncologist, Dr. H. The doc last night gave him a shot of phenagren to help with the nausea and then sent him home with dramamine for today. He wasn't able to go in last night. In fact, he went right to bed when we got home and slept through the night...well, until he asked if I was awake at 4:00 am. He had a dream to tell me about. Of all things!!! *wink* Thankfully, I was able to go back to sleep, as was he.

He is still having the vertigo today so he took the dramamine which, of course, knocks him out. So he has been sleeping all afternoon. I do not know if he will go in for work tonight. I rather doubt it. However, he does have a very important work meeting that he needs to attend tonight...erm...this morning at 12:30 am. I may be driving him to that and then bringing him home after the meeting.

When, oh when, will this roller coaster end?!?! We are both so weary of this up and down yo-yo syndrome we seem to be on. Poor guy. He manages to work one week and a couple of days and then he is hit again. Just like before.

I know that the God, Who is determined to have a relationship with us, and is determined to mold and shape us into the image of Christ, Who loves us unconditionally has a purpose but I, for one, am ready to move on to other areas which may need some tweeking here and there.

I know that He knows that we need some $$$ coming in. I also know that He will meet our needs. Without fail. All I need to do is look back on all the many times in our past He has never failed to care for us.

Again, I have to look at His sufficiency and rest.

He did go into work. I drove him and will pick him up at 2:00 am. Still having bouts of the vertigo but he took his med to work with him. We'll see how it goes.



Terry said...

It does seem to happen that way Pilot-mom.
Smooth sailing and then a storm!

My heart can sing when I pause to remember
A heartache here is but a stepping stone
Along a path that's winding always upward
This troubled world is not my final home.

But until then my heart will go on singing
Until then with joy I'll carry on
Until the day my eyes behold my Saviour
Until the day God calls me home.

The things of earth will dim and lose their value
If we recall they're borrowed for a while
And things of earth that cause this heart to tremble
Remember there will only bring a smile.

But until then my heart will go on singing
Until then with joy I'll carry on
Until the day my eyes behold my Saviour
Until the day God calls me home...

It won't be long dear Claire that He will be coming to get us!

Until that time, we will continue to pray!... Love Terry

Felisol said...

Dear Pilgrim Mom,
it's so sad to learn that Pilot Dad is not well, especially when we all had our hopes up, and Pilot is due to come home. I have already prayed for him, and will continue to do so.
I live in Norway and am not quite capable of understanding why he has to go to work when he's so ill and weak from medication.
But we live in two different economic and social systems, I guess.
How you both must be worried and exhausted by now. My prayers always include the three of you, of course.
I greet you with math. 6.
These words and promises i have tried and found to be true.
25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

LOve Felisol

Arlene - BY HIS STRIPES!!! said...

Please let Jim know that we are praying here in Taylor, Michigan. He has been faithful to pray for us and we will be faithful to pray for him. God is still in the miracle business and we are believing for a miracle for him as well.

All our love and prayers - Bear & Arlene

Pilot Mom said...

Thank you, Terry, for the song. It uplifts the heart. :)

Thank you, Felisol, for the Word of God, for it feeds our soul. :)

And, thank you, Arlene, for your prayers, for they are a power available for us to move the mighty hand of God! :)

Saija said...

sheesh, claire!

that roller coaster ride is no fun - but once you finish the trip, God will definitely use it for His glory!

((hugs)) to you & Jim

Pilot Mom said...

Thanks, Saija! It's just that I do not like roller coasters! At fairs and carnivals everyone else may ride to their hearts contentment but I will gladly keep my feet firmly on the "solid ground". ;)