Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This and That Updates and a Prayer Request

My ex husband, the father of my children, is in the hospital undergoing treatment for 'necrotising fascitis'. What this is is a bacterial infection also know as a 'flesh eating bacteria'. He is in serious condition and has undergone 3 surgeries so far with the doctors trying to remove infected flesh down to the muscle. This sounds gross and believe me it is very gross. I went to the hospital on Thur when he was admitted. I have never seen anything like it in my years of patient care. I am proud of my children when they came into town both went to the hospital and have stayed all day every day looking after their father. The complications he is encountering are heart rythm, blood pressure and kidneys not wanting to function properly. Please keep them in your prayers.

My tea set - I have checked out the website suggested and have googled antique chinese tea sets and haven't found anything in particular. I am understanding a little more about their symbols as in the different dynasty's. I am going to research my tea set. Any other suggestions?

Buddy has started eating the ornaments. Yesterday he crushed a glass ball and ate a glittered ornament made of twine. I guess his poop will sparkle now. My dog will chew on anything and I mean anything. He has plenty of toys and chewey snacks. I have to keep everything picked up when I leave home and the bedrooms closed off. I have tried to break him but so far no success.

Today is my special day in which I claim victory. There are victory's all through the year but today is special. Six years ago today I was attacked in the middle of the night by a man who broke into my bedroom window to rob and rape me. It is hard not to remember that terrible night but I have to choose to remember it another way. It is a day of victory in that I lived. It could have turned out so much worse and I realize that so today is a day to shout Thank You Jesus I am a Survivor not a victim.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Becca, I'm so sorry to hear about your 'ex'... Glad your children are here to help him. It sounds very serious.

Congrats on being a survivor instead of a victim.. I'm so proud of you!!!!


Anonymous said...

First of all, praise the Lord you are a survivor.

Sorry to hear about your children's dad. This time last year, the couple painting the interior of our home had a best friend with the same thing. She was in terrible condition but she survived. I will remember all of you in prayer.

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh dear friend, your ex-husband is in my thoughts and prayers today I will pray they are able to get rid of this disease and the Lord will put his healing hands on him, and rid him of it.

God bless you and your family during the holidays, I will also pray for strength for you and your children.


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Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Becca I am so sorry to hear about your childrens father. I will say a prayer.
Take care, Sue

Tootsie said...

okay,my prayers are with your children for their father to make a full recovery...as for your tea set...I have nothing!!!
You my friend are a survivor and a great one at that. Many people would have remembered that day in victim mode...you ...strong...beautiful and capable...you are a wonderful persona and a victorious survivor as you have not let that horrifying event break you!
I am so sorry you had to endure such things...how horrible!

blushing rose said...

Becca, I have thought of you so often since your first write of your horrible experience & how brave you are. Prayers lifted.

May your children's father be healed quickly, prayers lifted.

Tea sets ~ you may find in the Barnes & Noble or other book stores OR in an antique mall that carries Antique Price Guide Reference books ... there are books that have all the symbols for these tea sets. May I have a copy of your symbols, I may (?) be able to assist you.

Blog ~ Please join me at our new blog, if you have not ~

Do not know how long the old one will hold up. TYSM
... take care sweetie.
TTFN ~ Marydon

RiverBend Farm said...

Oh, my dear blogger friend..
You are one pillar of a woman. I praise God that you can claim this a victory.
I will keep you and your family in my prayers. That must be very hard to see someone in such pain.
Blessings to you all,

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Sorry to hear about the children's father. Lets pray that they will get it in check soon and all well be well.
Your are such a strong person and overcomer.
I hope Buddy does not make himself ill eating the bulbs ;-) If he keeps on eating all of that he may poop his own homemade ornament. LOL

Darla said...

Congrats to you for NOT being a victim but a survivor....if I was your ex I'd be asking for leaches...sounds sick I know,

bennie and patsy said...

I am so sorry--about your children's dad. God with you.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You are a survivor!

My thoughts are with your children..it must be very hard for them..and for you also..

Buddy must have a cast iron stomach!:)

Becky said...

I know what the feeling! My puppy (cloe) is like having a toddle again. Her passion is wood, anything wood, pencils are her fav. next to the firewood. I have lost 1 ornament this year, a wooden bell.Crazy dogs!

I am so proud of you for turning a neg.(-) into a pos.(+). Way to go!

Prayers sent!

Take care, Becky

Rosemary said...

Prayers are on the way for your ex and for you.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

My prayers are with your family that this time as well, your husband will emerge as a survivor of this awful disease just as you did!

Becca's Dirt said...

Thank you all for your support at this time. He is holding stable and is being taken off the vent today so that he will breath on his own.

Chicken Boys said...

Your ex is in my prayers. I will be thinking of him. It's good to have family around in times like that. I've been through several illnesses in the family (cancer, heart disease) and family makes a big difference. Glad to hear you are still claiming victory. I know you were nervous after hearing about your neighbor's home. I don't know the first thing about tea sets...but I got some new pigeons yesterday! Mike brought them home. Good luck, and happy holidays!!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Becca honey, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! You are one of God's warriors and I'm sure he is very pleased with you! xoxoxo& a big hug!

Rosemarie said...

I really hope your ex-husband starts his road to recovery soon! It's so nice that you all are helping him through this.

I send you ((hugs)) for your special day today. To be able to overcome and talk about something like that is a testament to you! You ARE a survivor!

Thanks so much for the well-wishes on my news - we are very excited! And don't feel bad about not visiting in a while, I haven't been blogging regularly lately myself!

Deb said...

hope all is well with your ex....and Buddy...you go girl!!!you are a survivor...

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I just reread the post. I hope Buddy can't reach any more ornaments.

I'm glad that Jesus has helped you in your healing process from your terrible ordeal 6 years ago. I imagine you are still depending on God for strength.