Well our friends and Landlords are working with us. We have a roof over our heads for now. I finally had to beg for money on my websites, which I said I would not do. Have been online for 20 years and have never had to ask for money to keep the server paid. Well times change!
Josie has her good days and bad days. The foot pain is almost unbearable at times. If the hole in her heart would heal, then her circulation would improve. Kidneys would start working better too.
Right now they are at 20%. Her kidney Dr says she is stage 4 kidney failure. She has been on strong fluid meds to keep the fluid off. If the kidneys shut down, then no choice but dialysis 2-3 times a week!!
Please pray for her.
Well Folks we just keep getting hammered by the enemy. I knew this was coming, and it finally has. As you will read below in our story, I have not worked since September 2019. Due to that, what little money comes in, some by ministry donations which is very little, and pretty much begging, all goes to keep the basic bills paid.
I have NOT paid any rent to the friends who own the house we are in. Well on Monday 5/3 I get a call that we need to sit down and talk about what we are going to do. I will do that later this week when I know what I can do, which is still nothing right now.
I will update when I know!!!
Well, tomorrow is Josie's 68th birthday. The Lord has seen to it that she is having another one.
We had a scare back on Dec. 1. She was putting on a lot of fluid and her primary care said we needed to put her in the hospital, or get hospice!
Hospital is out of the question right now, due to this covid crap, unless she can't breath. That and I know they won't let me stay to care for her and I refuse to leave her in the hands of incompentant nurses..., long story.
Her kidneys are failing so they had to give her a stronger medicine to get the fluid off of her. It is a balancing act. She has stabalized a bit and the fluid is coming off slowly.
We had a Holy Ghost prayer meeting here at the house the evening we got that bad news. Prayer is what is keeping her alive and the death angel at bay!!!
Josephine was admitted back in the hospital on 8/13. The tear in her heart has NOT healed. The Heart Surgeons and Cardiologists at Clear Lake can not fix it. She can NOT withstand another open heart surgery. We came back home on the 14th.
So, on September 2nd, I took her to HCA in Houston so the Heart Specialist can see if he could fix her. He is the same one who was called to Clear Lake in Sept. 2019 to try but that failed, so they opened her up again.
He could not determine with a standard ECG so they scheduled her for a TEE, transesophageal echocardiography. That revealed it was the device itself that was leaking and he could not do anything. He referred her back to the Heart Surgeon.
We met with the Heart Surgeon on October 7th and the Cardiologist on October 23rd. Both agreed that she can't withstand a Heart Surgery, the only gave a 20-30% chance of survival, and if she made it through, they doubt she would recover. They said it's a miracle that she is still alive right now due to her condition! It IS the LORD who is sustaining her, and we are believing for her total and complete HEALING!
I hate being helpless and need to ask others for donations, but I have NO CHOICE. We are FLAT BROKE!
I can't work due to need to stay close to her 24/7 watching her like a Hawk!!
Thank God she got her disability reinstated back in March so current Dr and meds are covered. However, we owe $75,000 in un-covered Dr's bills that we are being hounded for.
Also since the heart attack I have NOT been paying any rent. Our landlords are friends, who I actually have done work for over the last 21 years. We now owe them 12 months rent, plus money I had to borrow early on to stay afloat paying bills. As of November 1, I owe them $18,000!