Driving for Changes

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I drove North to a city today to pick up my sister from the hospital. She is so much better than she was a week ago.

I wondered if she knew me last week. Nope. She remembered me telling her my daughter’s name and asking if she knew her.

My sister has a black eye today she didn’t have yesterday. She said they gave her quite a bit of heparin and the corner of her eye has been itching, so as she scratched it, it bruised. Same with her arm. That’s a medication that thins the blood to prevent blood clots. She told me the heparin will wear off over time. Praise God.

I was so blessed to have clear roads. The sky was jam-packed with clouds. I heard that city is going to be hit with snow tomorrow. I’m glad I picked her up today.

When we got ready to leave the hospital, I told my sister how kind the social worker and her nurse were. She thought those who work with people in a medical setting who don’t care deeply for others burn out and quit within two years.

She’s been a medical secretary for years and she’s my go to person when I don’t understand blood work numbers or a diagnosis or medicine.

I’m so glad God spared her life from the diabetic ketoacidosis which almost killed her. On a selfish note, I’m glad to be able to stay home and get ready for Christmas, Lord willing.

It is an adventure following God. My days completely change on occasion and I’ll sense God’s Spirit whispering, “I’ve got this.”

Other times, a tiny thought, “You don’t have to worry.”

I hope you’re well. May God bless you!

2 responses

  1. She will need to be very careful with that eye. In diabetics microscopic particles of sugar accumulate in the bloodstream because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to convert the bloodstream sugars from our food into the necessary substances. These particles can damage or rip very fine blood vessels, like those in the eye or kidneys. If any of these fine blood vessels bleed they can cause blindness in the eye, or malfunction in the kidneys. There should be resources available through your local health organisations to help her learn about these matters.

  2. My sister-in-law is fighting to keep her eyesight with the help of doctors because she, too has diabetes and her eyes keep bleeding.They are injecting her eyes with some kind of shot and the doctor praises her for staying so still when they use the needle. The poor darling, I can’t imagine going through that. Thanks for the information. She can’t drive right now until her vision improves.

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