I (Bob Powell) had to have an ambulance come for DeLynn just before dawn this morning. Her blood sugar was super high last night, and I spent the night/early morning hours getting it back down to normal; but by quarter after 5 this morning even though her blood sugar was on the high side of normal she was unresponsive. Please keep us in your prayers. Our 25th anniversary is on August the third and I would really like to see us make it. My thanks to all of you for everything that you have done for us, and for the prayers I'm sure many of you will be sending without me even having to ask. A MIRACLE is the ONLY thing we need right now. God bless and Semper Fi, Bobby
I went in to give DeLynn her night meds and she pointed at the end of the bed and kept repeating, "Who is that?"
I held her and asked,"Who is who honey?" "That!" and a finger pointing at a turned off television was all I got. I tried to get more details but they quickly faded away. I'm hoping she was just having a nightmare, coz this was a +10 on my weird shit-o-meter.
Bob PowellA blood sugar of 600 could very easily explain it, which it is at this moment. I just checked it, freaked out for half-a-second, and gave her some insulin. It's going to be a long night watching her and testing her sugar every couple of hours.Ya'lls prayers are definitely appreciated.
Dear friends and family, after a solid week of her getting poked, prodded, tested, scanned, quantified, and generally "buffed up" we brought DeLynn home from the hospital on Friday night.
For the right here and now of it she is at home with her family - me and Adam at this particular moment - and we are watching a movie together just to enjoy each others company.I anticipate doing a lot more of that, spending time with my wife rather than spending it on Facebook for the foreseeable future.
Those who know me know that I always have an opinion about, well, just about everything, and I'm not at all shy about sharing it; but I have no idea where to even begin here. Without a straight-up miracle from Almighty God, my wife is going to be called home to be with Christ in the next few weeks, months maybe on the outside,
I have spent my entire adult life with this marvelous woman, and since we were married I can count the number of times we have been apart for more than 12 hours on one hand. Every decision made in this household since August 3rd, 1989 has been a joint one. I literally have no idea how to live without her.
I would trade places with her in a heartbeat if I could; but all I can do is hold her and rub her back to try and ease the pain that now wracks her entire body.
Our oldest son Joey and his girlfriend Amanda have been a Godsend. Not only does Amanda have professional experience with hospice and end-of-life care, she really does care. When DeLynn told me that she wanted to put Amanda in charge of making her funeral arrangements I exclaimed, "Oh thank God," out loud.
A lot, if not most, of our conversations have been related to what she wants done when she passes. Blessed memories from throughout our quarter of a century together have been recalled, as well as a few that I'd rather forget; but the totality of our life together has been nothing short of a true blessing from Almighty God. Everything we have gone through together - good, the bad, and the excruciatingly painful - has made us the happy family we are today.
I just wanted to take a moment to let folks know that I'm still alive, and that we are still praying for a miracle: The complete eradication of DeLynn's Colo-rectal and Liver cancer as well as the diabetes and diabetic neuropathy that has made her life a living Hell on Earth for the past 17 years.
Please forward this post to your friends, and post it in any group to which you may belong. I FIRMLY believe that God can heal any disease, even a cancer as advanced as my wife's. Would you please take just a moment and ask our Father in Heaven to heal this righteous and deserving woman, or, at the very least, ease her intractable nausea and excruciating pain.
Even though my wife is the one with this diabolical disease, I could use your prayers as well. Since her initial diagnosis two and a half years ago, she's actually gained 15 pounds. I've lost more than 50, mainly, I suppose, due to worry. As I said, I have no idea how I'm supposed to carry on without her. and thinking about it just makes it worse.
Our entire family could use your prayers, healing thoughts, and good vibes right about now. We have raised some amazing kids, all but Adam moved out with families of their own now, and we all have one thing in common: DeLynn is the rock upon which this family was built, and losing her is going to be traumatic for all of us.
I'm aware that people have been dying since Adam buried Eve and have nearly always survived the experience. in the past 3 years I've buried a daughter and survived, I've buried my mother and survived, and I will bury my wife and survive.
The only thing that has gotten me through it all is my faith in God. Even though He has yet to answer any of my prayers in a booming voice, a visitation from the Holy Spirit or an angel, or a burning bush, I know He is there. I know He is listening, and I know that whatever He chooses to do is going to be for the best.
That doesn't mean I have to like it. So I am asking that you also pray I have the grace to accept His will, even if it is counter to my own. I'm having a really hard time accepting that my wife is going to die.
I would like to extend my apologies to everyone who has been counting on me to do this, that, or the other thing. The entire Powell family would also like to thank those who have sent get well cards, made phone calls, or have visited DeLynn here at home. Getting cards from TTiV viewers from all over the world, and reading the comments directed at her, really brightens her day every time she gets a new one.
"It was the poverty caused by the bad influence of theEnglish Bankers on the Parliament which has caused in the colonies hatred of the English and...the Revolutionary War."
– Benjamin Franklin
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