Saturday, September 20, 2008

Update On Betty ...September 20

Thank you so much for posting this for me Passing-thru.
Now I have anther update and I will just slip it in here with your post.
I just got off the phone with Betty and she sounds better, but they still want to keep her in the safety of the hospital as they monitor her blood pressure and get the medication under control.
She is very very tired but I think that comes from the operation that she has endured and then the putting in of the pace maker.
Betty has made several good friends during her stay and has got their emails and in one case a phone number, so she is pretty happy about that.
We will all be so glad when she is home though!
And again I thank you Passing-thru and I thank you all for your prayers.
I know that everyone is praying for John because he is really doing well with everything that is happening.....Love Terry

I just got home awhile ago and got online --- Terry emailed this as she was in a hurry --

Dear Passing-thru.
I have to be quick..Betty went in an hour ago for her pace maker.
Rachel and I are heading to the hospital now.
Could you please tell them at the Pals and at my site.
The prayers are so important!
*** THIS EMAIL WAS SENT TO ME YESTERDAY and I thought it was today so I posted this a dat late --- sorry about that Terry, but am glad Betty is doing good ---

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dedicated To Betty Jane

It is late but I just had to come in here and tell you that Betty finally got the pace maker put in. She is in good spirits but might have to stay for a couple more days for the doctor to straighten out her medication.
We miss her so much and she misses home. She has always loved this Dottie Rambo song, so I am putting it in here for her to watch when she will be finally home with the family.
I would still appreciate your loving prayers for her.....Love Terry

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Betty Needs A Pace Maker And Update

Update Sept 17 2008...Betty was not given the pace maker today and just this evening, the doctor told her the risks of having it. He said that it would be bad if she got infection and also there would be the risk of puncturing her lung from where they have to put it. She is a little afraid but she seems to be wanting to comfort Rachel and the rest of the family more than worrying about herself. We all really need your continued prayers...Thanking you as best as I can....Love Terry

Betty is recovering from the operation, but just yesterday, they told her that she would be probably getting a pace maker put in today.
As of yet, she is still waiting to go in for this.
The doctor has to wait until he can get time in between others that were already booked.
Betty does not seem to be too worried about this.
Her son Matthew had a pace maker put in just months ago and it has been doing him good.
Betty's heart beat was 150 yesterday when she went for a little walk with Rachel and me[twenty feet at the most!]
I will keep you updated as how this minor operation goes.
I am going down in an hour with John and Little John to Hamilton.
My brother, Teddy is down visiting from Iowa and Betty will be so glad to see him!

Thanks again for your continued prayer!......Love Terry

PS Betty has given me the name of the Hamilton doctor who specializes in Myotonic Dystrophy and I am going to ask my own doctor tomorrow, if he can refer me to him.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Update On Betty

Going to see Betty and staying the whole days has just exhausted me, but I am so glad to say that she is getting better.
Although she is still in intensive care where the nurses can keep a good eye on her, she is definitely feeling better, and she tells Rachel that she is having no pain.
The main problem has been with her muscles.
In our family, six of the nine Golden children have a disease that is called myotonic dystrophy.
The two biggest symptoms of this is weakening muscles[neck, arms and legs] and cataracts at the age of the late twenties and early thirties.
Betty, Teddy, Gail and I have all had cataract surgery in early adulthood.

It took Betty a little time before she could lift her head off the pillow after her recovery from the operation.

I am so sorry that I haven't reported sooner but I have just been so exhausted.It doesn't mean that I haven't appreciated all of your prayers and support and that I have missed out on reading the answer to prayers for Donna's sister, and that I have not prayed for Little Missionary Julie, our Montreal family,David, Grandaw Ron,Leo, Gunnar, and all the rest of the Pals!!
All my love and Terry