Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thankfulness Apr 1

Thanks for my kidney Dad!

With Emma's birthday yesterday also came the two year anniversary of Murray's brain injury. People often ask how he is but I am reluctant to say too much about him on here.  He is 'about the same' as he has been for awhile.  His main problems are related to memory and executive functioning.  There is a good article here on what executive dysfunction looks like.  With his permission though I will quote a conversation we had yesterday that will give you an idea of how he is:

Murray:
Double figures! Is Emma 10 is she? (Me - Yes)
What time of day was she born? (9am)
When did your contractions start then?  (Um ... I had a scheduled c-section and have never had a contraction in my life).

PS We have actually had that conversation more than once.

PPS Yes we do laugh these things off.  Mostly.


Today I am thanking God for:

287.  Stable kidney function for both Ashlea and Murray.  They have both just had their 2 year check ups.  Ashlea's creatinine today was 41 and Murray's 150.  All good;

288.  A great pathology collector for Ashlea today - she had to have 8 or 10 vials of blood taken today to check for viruses and antibodies as well as regular blood work.  I was very relieved when I saw who was on;

289.  That even though the hour long wait for pathology seemed painful at the time, compared to many other countries we are very fortunate to have such good access to health care.  A 10 minute drive to a major hospital and a one hour wait to be seen is MUCH BETTER than what so many people in other countries have.



Hebrews 12:28 
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. 

1 comment:

Alicia - OneMotherHen said...

Our medical care in this country is something to be very grateful for xx :)