Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Storm

In the dark dreary nights, when the storm is at its most fierce, the lighthouse burns bright so the sailors can find their way home again.  In life the same light burns.  This light is fueled with love, faith, and hope.  and through life's most fierce storms these three burn their brightest so we also can find our way home again...




There is much to think about when you are out in the middle of a storm in the wee hours of the morning...


Last week, on Friday......Sam began having problems and not feeling very well...."Kidney Stone!"  Yes, it was a kidney stone!  He was sick all day Friday...all day Saturday and then on Sunday morning, he was better!  Or so we thought!


On Monday of this week, he was back home from work by 9:00 in the morning, and he was in pain.  He called the urologist and the nurse advised him to drink lots and lots of fluids all day long and that he probably would pass the stone....(Of course, she did not know that Sam's bladder was completely blocked and unable to empty)


It was windy all day long and  were expecting storms with heavy down pours....This was what the weather forecast was calling for....


Around 7:00 p.m.  Sam decided that the pain was too great and that he needed to go on to the ER..
Of course, as we get in the car, it starts to drizzle and the skies were looking dark.  I drove him to the hospital, only to find that the ER was totally packed!!


Every seat was filled and people were even standing outside.   Sam immediately told me just to turn around because he was not staying....he said he would try to drink more fluids and wait for the stone to pass (we did not know the bladder was blocked either)....finally, we were safe and sound at home!


And then it hit!! I was awakened around 3:30 by the loud noise of thunder clapping all around us..
The Storm was Hitting!!!   And wouldn't you know it?  Sam was up and dressed.....He said we had to go to the hospital!!  In the car we went, and I spent the next 30 minutes, driving in heavy down pours and heavy winds....The storms were here and would hang around all day long.


I was more than nervous, but I knew he had to get some help.  His bladder was totally blocked!  He was almost screaming in pain by this time.... By 11:00 a.m. he was in surgery to remove the stone.


It was a large stone and it was lodged in the 
Urethra tube.

Around 2:00 he was out of surgery and in recovery.  We finally made it home around 6:00 this afternoon.  Praise the Lord!


Sam is in bed (sleeping) and he is feeling much, much better.....


God is with us even in the storms and I give Him glory, for keeping us safe and for giving Sam the strength that he needed to endure all that he has had to go through....


See y'all tomorrow!
Shug





8 comments:

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, bless your heart and Sam's! I "hear" there is just no pain like kidney stone pain. I know you are worn out from all the day's happenings and I wish for you a good night's rest. Blessings!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Blessings to you and Sam. Yes,God has His hand on the controls and guides us through life's storms.

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about all of this, but glad that all is well in the end.

Ginny said...

WOW, Praise to God for getting you both there in time with driving safety and no complications from the blockage!!! What a story! I had missed you today and wondered what was going on...I hear kidney stones are about the most unbearable pain there is, he must be so brave and strong!!! How is he now, does he have a big scar? You both need to just SLEEP...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Shug--I am so sorry that Sam had to go through all of that. Poor guy... They say the pain is horrible --but since his bladder was blocked, that made it even more dangerous...

Sorry you had to drive in the storm--but as you said, God takes care of us even during the storms of life...

Glad it is over and he feels better. God Bless you BOTH.
Hugs,
Betsy

A Primitive Homestead said...

The pain from this is unreal. I was first treated for something that it was not. ER surgery then complications. Long recovery. I went through this & haveing my four children was less painful. Prayer lifted for a speddy recovery. Blessings!
Lara

Debbie said...

Praise God for the ending!!

And I will even praise God for the journey with you. He proved himself faithful even when TWO storms collide.

What a mighty God we serve.

Chatty Crone said...

Fantastic News - Praise God. So was the kidney stone blogging the bladder? Poor guy. sandie

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