. . . and a big leap backward

I’m not going to whitewash this.

Pat lasted one day at the rehab facility and developed breathing problems

She has been in the Intensive Care Unit since 24 October.

Pat is now back on kidney dialysis hoping to remove toxins from her body,.

Things are not looking good, but we’re still forging ahead.

There was this exchange between Pat and me this morning (I know it sounds like bad movie dialog but it actually happened this way::

Pat: “I need some of your strength”

I took down the bed rail and worked my arm underneath her and gave her a big hug

Me: ” Take all the strength you need”

Pat: ” I only want to borrow it,”

Me: “Take what you need. I can make more.”


Pat is the love of my life and she IS my life, We’re working as a team.



20 Comments on “. . . and a big leap backward”

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    just tears. and prayers.

  2. Praying for Pat, and for you. So glad she has you.

  3. Margaret says:

    My heart goes out to you. I woke up in the middle of the night and found your email. My prayer go out for both of you. May God bring a miracle into Pat’s life and body, in Jesus name.

  4. domnuio says:

    I pray hard for Pat and you !

  5. Mother Hen says:

    Reblogged this on Words Like Honey and commented:
    Please.. prayer is needed for dear Pat!

  6. Mother Hen says:

    Rick, prayer going forth for you and Pat. May God supply your every need…

  7. Oh Rick, I can feel your anguish. Sending healing thoughts and strength your way. Get a good night’s sleep so you can lend her all your strength again tomorrow.

  8. arlene says:

    Praying for you both!

  9. Evelyn in Oregon says:

    I can never think of what to say in a circumstance such as this. I’m thinking of you and Pat and praying for the best.

  10. Leanne Cole says:

    Thank you so much for keeping us up to date with her condition, I can imagine how hard it is for you, but I will be thinking of her and you. Give her our love.

  11. Eileen says:

    Sending my prayers and hugs for Pat and you!

  12. Prayers and good wishes headed your way.

  13. Linda Kay says:

    Thank you so much for a moving post today. God bless you both.

  14. Patrizia M. says:

    Non mollate, preghiere e tanti auguri per Pat e la sua completa guarigione.
    Un abbraccio, Pat

  15. Lisa Gordon says:

    Rick, I am so sorry to hear of this setback.
    Bless your heart for being so strong for dear Pat.
    I pray for both of you each day, and I just know that things will turn around.
    Sending you both hugs.

  16. So very sorry to hear this news. Will be praying for you both. Hugs to all.

  17. Erin says:

    Praying for you and her.

  18. petra says:

    I’m so sorry to hear. sending lots of love your way.

  19. LizSB says:

    She was blessed to have you there with her as she journeyed through this.

  20. reocochran says:

    When Roberta asked for prayer I put Pat on my list. Hope she improves with dialysis and treatments. Hopes and prayers sent your way. ~Robin

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