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Friday, June 17, 2011

Update on My Sister Joni

Prayer is an amazing thing and friends are God given blessings.  I want to thank all of you who have prayed along with me and my family this past week.  My sister finally went home yesterday without surgery.

After a long tearful week, she was released yesterday.  I'm so relieved that she didn't have surgery and she was so happy and excited I didn't want to ruin it for her but to tell you the truth I'm still frightened.  The Dr. said that one main artery going to the brain was 100% blocked and that there was nothing they could do for that.  Once it's that blocked, that's it.  What worries me is, that he also said the other artery was 50% blocked.  He said that was plenty to feed the brain and that they would have her on medication to stop anymore build up. Not reassuring enough for me.

They have her on the patch while in the hospital so she hasn't smoked and plans not too.  I'm holding onto faith that she can quit.  They also have her on meds for sugar diabetes.  They have been lowering it with insulin at the hospital but think once she's back home and moving around that she won't need the insulin.

God bless each and everyone for your precious prayers.  I know that is the only thing that brought us any peace of mind this week.  Your prayers were mighty and strong.  I love you all!

I thought I'd show you the card I made for my nephew last night while thinking of my sister, his mom.
He's only in his twenties but I can still remember when a man brought a horse through the neighborhood taking pictures of the kids with a cowboy hat, vest and holster on.  He was so cute with his carrot orange hair and the red vest and cowboy hat!  This vintage picture reminded me of that day.

Here's an inside view.  As you can see I'm very talented at obscuring the view so that you can't read it.  NOT!

Have a great Friday Ya'll!  Hugs...Tracy :)


  1. Hi Tracy,

    Good news about your sister. I pray it continues and she does what's necessary to stay in better health. Don't forget to stop by and comment on my giveaway post........there's four more days left to comment.


  2. Prayers for good health continue, Tracy. Have a blessed weekend. xo, Heidi

  3. Hello Miss T~

    Prayers continue for the sister you love my friend. May God continue to touch her body and bring her (and you) to a place a true peace. She is in the palm of His mighty hand.

    Love to you~


  4. Praise God! I know you feel a little better..but don't fool yourself..she needs to stay on top of it!!She must stop smoking..I will she can do this!Cute card!

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  5. Thanks for the update, Tracy, and I'm so glad Joni got to go home today. I will continue to keep her and your family in my prayers. The card for your nephew is so adorable!! Have a great weekend :)


  6. So glad she got to go home. Praying all goes well

  7. That's great news that she's able to go home. I'm so happy for you and your family, Tracy. :)
    Hugs from me to you today!!