|Sand cherry blooms|
I am going to do one big update post, to answer some of the asked questions and will start with Tim. He was diagnosed with stage three kidney failure several months ago. His second blood work showed a bit of improvement. He has been on medication to neutralize his blood acids to make it easier on his kidneys and is on a VERY restrictive diet. The diet has upset his Addison's Disease quite a bit but seems to be leveling out again. He had an appointment with his kidney doctor recently and Glory to God his kidney numbers continue to improve. He is now one point away from being moved from the critical stage three to stage two. We are very excited and praise God for this improvement. The doctor does not want him to change anything he is doing right now, to try to get even better numbers. The bad thing is, Tim has lost a huge amount of weight and is very thin and tired all the time now, even weak, if he does to much. If he is moved to stage 2 failure, he will be allowed to eat a lot more foods, with more calories in them and it will greatly benefit his weight issues. Please pray that Tim;s kidneys will continue to improve, he will gain in strength and energy and will put some much needed weight back on. He is still able to work and drive. I try to have everything done around here when he gets home from work, so he has little to do but relax and enjoy the family. God is so good and we are so excited about the improvement in numbers.
Our son Stephen is doing very well. He has lived in an apartment since moving out on his own eight years ago. He has decided he would like to move this year and buy a condo or small home. He has been sending me many links of homes he is considering and it has been fun to go over some of them with him. He should be moving to his own home very soon!
|Billy loves dill pickles. Tim found this huge dill pickle and got it for him as a surprise. This is his sour pickle smile. :)|
Please keep my health in your prayers as well. God is so good and I believe He has a plan for us and for our future, to bring us peace and not evil, to bring us an expected end.
May the Lord God of Israel, Maker of heaven and earth and all that is there in, pour out his abundant blessing upon you as you live and grow in Him.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.