5 Things: Our Hospital Day

5 Things: Our Hospital Day

Hi Friends! We have had so many of you checking up on us this week to see how Patrick’s procedure went on Monday. Well, we are happy to report that it went very well! Here are 5 little fun facts about how our day at the hospital went…

1. On Monday, Patrick went in to have a quick little procedure to implant a small heart monitor in his chest above his heart. It was scheduled for 8:00 am, which meant that we had to WAKE UP and leave the house earlier than we normally have to. This wasn’t the easiest of tasks because now that we are homeschooling, we have gotten accustomed to sleeping in a bit. And this time, we were bringing our kiddos with us. On top of an already early appointment, we decided to ahead and leave a little earlier that we typically would have since the hospital is a 30 min drive from our home, and we wanted to make sure we would make it on time because traffic can be somewhat of an issue in that area. Well, we got there on time, THANK THE LORD! Patrick went immediately back to get prepped, while the kids and I sat in the waiting room. And this picture of our youngest son depicts how we were all feeling… Continue reading

When You Go Through Deep Waters, I Will Be With You

When You Go Through Deep Waters, I Will Be With You

Good morning, Friends! Today we awoke to the news of so many more of our sweet friends, followers, and family members homes either about to flood, or having already been flooded.

We are okay here, but homes only a few roads down from us are flooded. We are praying that it does not reach us, but the water is still rising, and expected to do so for the next 12-18 hours. Our property has never flooded in the past, but with this record breaking flooding that we are currently experiencing in our area, it isn’t looking so good. Although, we are hoping the water will recede, and we will not flood. Continue reading

Record Flooding Here In Louisiana

Record Flooding Here In Louisiana

For those of you who may not know, we are currently experiencing record flooding here in Louisiana. This weather has been some of the worst that we have seen in our parts in quite some time.

But since we have been so busy going back and forth to the hospital this past week with Patrick, I never even paid attention to some important little things around the house that I really should have in order to prepare for this weather….

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Look Who Had Some Excited Visitors…

Look Who Had Some Excited Visitors…

Someone had some very EXCITED visitors yesterday! The kiddos were CHOMPING AT THE BIT to get up to the hospital to see their daddy. They stayed as close as they could to him… Ehmmm… right on top of him, the whole time. He was happy to see them too, and did’t mind one bit!

It is very rare that Patrick is ever away from us, so his presence has definitely been felt over the past few days. He has been doing well and feeling better everyday, and is responding well to the new heart medication. I am happy to announce that he will be able to come home tomorrow! YAY! 😉

Thanks again for all of the PRAYERS, ENCOURAGEMENT, and SUPPORT! We truly appreciate all of you! <3

We Are Checking Another Worry Off Of Our List!

We Are Checking Another Worry Off Of Our List!

We are checking another worry off our our list today! We are viewing it as just another hurdle that we have had to jump while on this journey in attempts to improve Patrick’s health since finding out about his heart issues last September. (If you are new to our page and would like to catch up on what’s been going on, you can read up HERE, HEREHERE, and HERE.)

As of lately, Patrick has been having tightness in his chest accompanied by pains. We were not exactly sure what was causing them, but his cardiologist felt that it was best if he first underwent a stress test. Although, he wanted Patrick to undero another Cardoversion first before attempting to take a stress test. He definitely wanted Patrick’s heart rate to be under control for at least a month before trying anything else. His chest tightness and pains could have even been a result of his constantly rapid heartbeat because of his AFIB. So, getting his heart rate under control was a MUST.

At the time, all that we really knew was that we HAD to place all of our trust in God’s hands, and consistently move forward with treatment options. For one, he needed to feel better. His dizzy spells, pains, loss of breath, and constant tiredness have become the norm. And for me, it just breaks my heart to see my once VIBRANT, ACTIVE, and HEALTHY husband literally change so drastically PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, and EMOTIONALLY within a matter of months. I know he definitely does not like how he feels either.Continue reading

Here We Go Again…

Here We Go Again…

So, here we are once AGAIN… We are preparing to go to the hospital for another heart procedure for Patrick BRIGHT and EARLY tomorrow morning. He is actually repeating the same heart procedure that he went through in September. For those of you who are just joining us on this journey with Patrick’s health, you can quickly catch up by reading our past posts HERE and HERE.Continue reading

There Is A Reason For This Season

There Is A Reason For This Season

AMEN!!!! If you happen to be going through a TESTING period, please know that REST is COMING! Hold on, don’t give up hope, and keep your FAITH STRONG! Even though it may seem as though this season will never end, it WILL! And even when times seem DARK, there is ALWAYS LIGHT at the end of the tunnel.Continue reading

Praying For Mexico

Praying For Mexico

Today, we are praying for Mexico and everyone who will be affected by Hurricane Patricia. Our hearts break for those who are in its path. We pray God’s protection over each and every one of them. <3

Prayer Thread For The Week Of October 12th

Prayer Thread For The Week Of October 12th

Happy Monday, Friends! Here is our prayer thread for the week of October 12th!

Feel free to add any prayer requests that you may have.. No matter how LARGE or SMALL they may be!Continue reading

TBT Of Our Babies From Halloween 3 Years Ago

TBT Of Our Babies From Halloween 3 Years Ago

Hi Friends and Happy Thursday! Here’s a little TBT of our babies from Halloween 3 years ago! They have all GROWN so much since this picture was taken. It is a little hard on this Mamma’s heart to see how much they have changed in such a SHORT period of time. Continue reading