Friday, June 6, 2014
I am letting my momma have my blog today. She wanted to update you on her friend.
I talked to Cindy last night as she was on her way back up to the University Hospital in Iowa City. Julie is still in intensive care but is slowly getting better. After Peyton was born, her magnesium levels went wayyy to high and that caused huge problems with fluids and her kidneys almost stopped working. Thus leading to all other kinds of problems. They have started to get that under control and the bleeding is better. Julie had to have a transfusion yesterday, but they could not find any veins so they had to bring in the ultrasound machine to find a deep vein so she could get her transfusion. When I was talking to Cindy they were waiting on him to come back because they needed to take more bloodwork and again needed the ultrasound. Julie is talking now though and can raise her arms, and move her legs. Slowly getting better. They are saying Julie had Placenta Abruption and I still haven't asked her what happened to Peyton. She will tell me when we can spend some quiet time together.
I asked her last night what I could do to help her. We humans always ask that, and for some reason I always think food, or help with her dogs etc. Something within MY comfort zone, but guess what....being a friend, especially a friend since we were five years old, comes with some "not so comfortable requests".....she asked me if I would go over to Julie's house with her this weekend and help her take the crib down. I am finding out as I grow older, that being a true blue friend is not always the easy stuff, but something that we need to do to help and show our love.
I was thinking last night about when my daughter was sick and one day we started to get all these wonderful cards in the mail. It went on for a few weeks. It gave us something to look forward to and enjoy. I will always remember that, I think we received around 50 cards. Later I found out a church in another town heard about us, and decided to send cards. I will never forget that act of kindness.
I wanted to ask you, my friends, if any of you would be interested in sending Cindy a card, as one grandmother to another, or woman to another, or dog lover to another, or just kind person to another. I know it would be something she would remember forever, that would have a special meaning. If you want to here is my email address....I will then give you her address. You can let her know that we also are friends. I told her about asking you for prayers and she said to tell you they are helping so much.
Thank you again