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Friday 7/28/06 2:45 pm

the transfer got delayed a little bit by logistics so Mike is scheduled to leave Central DuPage Hospital SATURDAY morning around 10 am.  He will head over to Manor Care on Martin Avenue which backs up to Edward Hospital and visiting hours are 10 am to 8 pm.  They are incredibly friendly and have been so helpful to make this transfer possible.  Unless you have gone through a similar scenario it is impossible to convey the enormous amount of time and phone calls and energy that sometimes go into the transfer or hospitalization process.  Please praise God on my behalf for the saints i have encountered along the way in this debilitating process.  I have spoken to insurance representatives, multiple discharge planners, case workers, doctors, neurosurgeons, nurses and other titled people i cannot keep straight.  all have been compassionate in their sacrifice of time in fighting to make the details come together for mike’s and our family’s best interests.  We tend to live in a culture of skepticism about insurance and health care and i have felt nothing but blessed by the prayer and concern offered by every individual working with us and even those who i bother without even being a patient of theirs!

on a side note–i have been watching library movies piecemeal when the kids are asleep and it is taking me a week to get through Bowling for Columbine, a documentary looking at violence in America.  one section addressed the way we feed on fear here.  it is offered at every media outlet until we are engorged with fear and it infects our lives and interactions like a poison.  Our situation with mike has set our family up to be afraid– of mistakes in his care, or financial woe, lack of or slow progress, discouragement or any number of what ifs that we can dream up.  yet i sit and count blessings and surrender all fear because i believe in a God that reassures me…

Isaiah 41:10
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

thanks for holding our family up to this God who is bigger.    –michelle

July 28, 2006 at 3:02 pm 7 comments


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