Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Mommy Boom"

"Mommy Boom!" That's what Rebekah came running into daddy's office saying this morning. Mommy fell in the hallway and couldn't get up - and she was using the walker. And she hit her head on the wall and has a bad headache. Mommy asked daddy to go get the wheel chair out of the van for her use in the house. As has been said, the docs and the therapists have been begging mommy to use the wheel chair even in the house to avoid just this situation but mommy is a tad bit stubborn.

Even though it is doable in some areas, she still can't get everywhere she needs to in the house. Furniture still needs to be moved to get into her bedroom. The bathroom still isn't very accessible and worst of all she can't get her wheelchair into the kitchen at all. She also can't get into the laundry room but that one probably won't bother her too much.

Mobility problems are obviously continuing. Earlier this week daddy posted the following (or something similar to it) on his facebook:

Earlier today I was so up. Now I am so down. Mommy is "stuck" at the hospital w the girls. Stuck because she can't get the wheelchair into the van and can barely get in herself. She needs help and the parking crews that normally help her are gone and she has to wait for transport folks to come to her aid. In the past... they wouldn't help because she is "outside" the hospital and not in "their" wheelchair. And I'm an hour away. We are going to have to do something different about transportation as she just can't do it alone in our van anymore.

So pray for us. Pray for mommy's independence. Pray for solutions for the bathroom, the kitchen and a van. Pray for $ to make these things possible. Pray for the emotional difficulties of dealing with this. Pray for the physical difficulties of dealing with this. Pray for frustrations. Just pray.

6 Shared:

At Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:29:00 AM, Blogger Stephanie Roscoe-AFN Ministries Left a thought...

praying for healing, solutions and financial provision.

At Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:45:00 AM, Anonymous Marie in Michigan Left a thought...

We continue to pray for your family. There isn't a day that goes by that you are not in our thoughts and prayers.


At Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Allie Left a thought...

Praying that our Lord meets your needs, and beyond. Praying for peace, and strength in these difficult days.

At Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Definitely will be praying.

At Monday, February 15, 2010 8:16:00 AM, Blogger Kathie Hupp Left a thought...

I am so sorry about the "boom". I hope the headache has gone away. My mom had M.S. and "booms" too. I am praying, and will continue to pray, for your family's needs and concerns.

At Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:14:00 AM, Anonymous Leanne from Pa. Left a thought...

What a wonderful gift. Thank you Steve and Sharen for your giving heart. I'm still praying that a healing will allow Frances to be on her own soon without any assistance. God is good. Keep on trusting.


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