Archive for January, 2007

January 31, 2007

Daddy has been in ICU all day today, but has done real well, he has been in alot of pain, but that could only be expected, they are going to put him in a regular room very soon. He is doing very well with everything, and all the doctors and nurses say that everything looks good. I want to again thank everyone for everything they have done, and all the prayers that have been prayed, they have paid off, and the Lord is at work, it is very obvious.

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January 30, 2007

Well the doctors came about 6:00 p.m. and informed us that the surgery was over, and that everything went as planned, and turned out good. We got to see him at the 9:00 visit, and looked much better than everyone expected him to. Sorry so short, but were all tired and going to try and get a little sleep. Thanks for everyones support and prayers, they have truly made a difference, for that THANKS, and praise the Lord for all he has done.

January 29, 2007

Just received news from Charleston that they found a good match for Pelham and that he is presently in surgery at MUSC. He went into surgery around 10:30 am this morning (January 29th) and according to information I have just received, they are saying that this should take about 6 hours. Our prayers and thoughts are with him and his family.

January 24, 2007

Well here is another week. God is so good to us all. Even though I have had some rough days in the past I know that God is in control.

You know I sit around and watch a lot of TV. It is not hard to find people in a whole lots worst shape than I. I have that great advantage knowing that God is in control of my life and all that happens in my life.

I have to go to my local doctor on Thursday, should not be any drastic change. My local Doctor and my Lovely Wife have gotten my fluid under control.
The last test Charlestown showed that my potassium was very low so my local Doctor increased my medication.

Today was a rough day for some reason I could not wake up, but as you know they will say it’s my liver, so I only wine to you on my web-site.

I like many of you have just finished watching the State of the Union. The thing about this process I don’t understand is why the President can say his speech in 49 minutes and it take the media another hour plus, to tell us what he said. God Bless America.

I hope each of you have a great night and a great day tomorrow. Please keep praying for my family and myself and that God’s will and timing be done.

God Bless You,

Pel

January 16, 2007

WOW another week,

We got the report from Charleston and my MELD score is 20 now, so I must have blood work conducted each month.

Ever stop and think about how lucky we are. We have a loving God who sent sent his son to die for you and I. We live in a country that we are free to worship as we please. We have people who study and spend their life in research to find cures or releif to the many troubles we all have. I can stop and thank God for my health, because all I have to do is look around and find someone else in much more pain and a much grimmer look on the out come.

You know when we make trips to Charleston they are not wasted, due to the fact that all of family there with me is Christians. In other words there are a lot of witnessing going on, and not just at the hospital. Always remember you must always let others see Jesus in you even without speaking a word.

Thanks for the visits, calls and prayers. Please don’t stop.

God Bless You,

Pel

January 10, 2007

Hello Everyone,

Claire, Abigail & I made the trip to MUSC on Sunday evening, we left later that we planed due to Claire’s father being sick, but he is much better now. We arrived in Charleston about 2000hrs and we had to get some rest because my appointment was at 0815hrs. I know this isn’t that early but we have found out that we need to be at Rutledge Tower around 0700hrs, so they will have time to draw the blood work.

We saw the doctor and he was satisfied with my condition and stated that I was still on the top of the list. He stated that the problem was getting a donor liver that was large enough for me. He said they had some livers come in but was just too small for me. He stated that a small liver would not work at all for me, so he said just hang in there and one would come available soon.

My coordinator stated that if prayer had anything to do with me getting a liver I would get one soon. She said everybody at MUSC was praying, that made me feel great coming from a place of people where they deal with liver transplants everyday. I told her that prayer was making a difference because God had gotten us to this point and in his timing all would be great.

Have a great evening and know God is watching over us all, also know we are praying for you.

God Bless You,
Pel

January 7, 2007

Happy New Year, I hope all is well in 2007 for each of you, and I know God has been good to you because he is always good to all of us, even when we don’t deserve it. My family and I along with you thought by the time 2007 arrived I would be recovering from the transplant, but we all know that it has just not been the right time and only God knows the right time. Claire, Abigail & I will be traveling to Charleston tomorrow for a follow up visit and blood work on Monday, we should be returning home on Monday. I have had several good days this week, the doctors have been able to lower my fluid retention and that has made me feel better. I still have 30 to 40 pounds of fluid, but they don’t want to remove it to fast for fear of dehydration. Justin and a couple of his friends spent several days of their winter break painting our house in Anderson, twice. What wonderful guys who would spend their free time working for us and then not charging us a dime for their work. Yeah I am bragging on my son and the choice of great friends he has, Guys thank you so much. Of course there is my wonderful Daddy, whom I should be doing things for him and spent the day on my roof in Anderson conducting repairs, we are so blessed. My sister Meleeda has also put some elbow grease in some of the cleaning. My cousins spent there Saturday digging in a stopped up toilet and yet did not give up until the clog was fixed. Then there is Claire’s friends from the hospital, who has spent countless hours cleaning up at the house in Anderson. We also have the best retaliator in the word, Jennifer and her wonderful husband Paul who has never given up on us, worked with us until the renters were moved out then hauled off trash X 5 loads, yet won’t accept any payment. Paul has also repaired the HVAC just to help out. Then of course there is Abigail who has spent time there with me, and on Thursday I was changing the door knobs. When we finished one she said I am going to take the other one off, I thought sure, but about five minutes later she had removed all of the hardware and was waiting on me to put the new one in. OK so I am bragging but Claire & I want everyone to know how much it means to us for the help we have received.

We Love You,
God Bless You,
Pel, Claire, Abigail & Justin