Faith in God includes faith in his timing -Neal A. Maxwell

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Lots of News!

Life has been nothing but crazy this past month! Crazy is an understatement! We went to Washington when my dad had a heart attack. Good news.....He is doing great and is good as new! On July 31st while recovering from his surgery, he walked out the garage to get his newspaper, and was attacked by two pitbulls! What a nightmare it was! He had surgery and is now recovering again. When we thought all of the craziness was over we had one more big surprise! Saturday August 9th 2008, I started to not feel well. Things deterioriated quickly and I became white as a ghost, no strength, dizzy, and sleeping constantly. I collapsed on my way to the doctor, ambulance came and was in the hospital by Thursday August 14th 2008. I was shocked to find out that I have Hemo-lytic-anemia! My body had been blowing up and destroying my blood cells. I had only 1/3 of my blood left in my body. A normal woman has a blood count between 38 and 40. My # was at 14! The doctors said that I was so blessed to still be here! My body was fighting hard to keep going. I was hospitalized for the next 5 days and had 4 blood transfusions, tests, bone marrow biopsy,etc, etc, etc! So now my numbers are going up and up, little bit by little bit! This might just go away and I could be fine or I might have to deal with it on and off for the rest of my life. Time will tell, but I feel positive about the out come. I have been so blessed in the process with many miracles. The Lord has been truly mindful of our family! I am so thankful for all the prayers and fasting! We are excited to be back in Rexburg and start this new fall semester!

5 comments:

Greg and Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!! Heavenly Father is watching out for you big time!! I am so glad that things are getting better!! What a miracle!

Samantha and Dustin said...

Robbie! I'm so glad you're ok. And your dad too! Man, what a ride, huh? I'm glad to know that you're back too. Let me know what I can do to help!

The Glicks said...

You HAVE had a crazy month! I'm sorry to hear all that happened. How are you feeling? Are you back? Let us know when you get back because we would love to see you!!!

G.'s Mommy said...

WELCOME BACK!!! We sure missed you guys around here.... I'm glad you made it back safe and sound, but it's ridiculous that you have that type of Anemia.... where did it come from all of a sudden, right?

I hope all is going better now. I know that it's difficult to deal with something for the rest of your life, but at the same time, Heavenly Father sure does look out for us when we need it, right?

Jaquelyn Martinsons said...

Robbie- I see you got the pic to work- do you still want me to send them again? I am so glad you and your dad are okay- you really scared me! I will e-mail you the order form for SS. Love and miss you guys.