Monday, December 22, 2008

Philip update..

I wanted to give a update on Philip before I take my so needed pain pill and try to sleep.
Philip has had a hard time today. His right arm has been having nerve pain today. This is something that happens due to his stroke and damage from the multiple operations to repair damage.
His left arm has given him a fit since Sat night. He has been having alot of pain with the muscles and the nerve. He has needed meds non stop all weekend.
And to top everything off he has had some pretty serious headaches. Friday night he had a seizure and as a aftermath it just takes a toll on him.
Philip has some procedures coming up . He has a specialised scan to look at the blood flow and nerve branches. Once again the shunt will be unset with this. This is always hard for him.
And he will also have some surgical intervention to try to help with the pain. I am so looking forward to him having some relief.
I had plans to write more...but I just can not tonight. I need to be done online. I know you all will understand.
Thank You all for your support with Philip. He is such a wonderful young man. I am so very blessed to be his mom. So very blessed.

20 comments:

angi_b72 said...

I am praying for him and your family!

Davisix said...

And I am blessed to have met you and your family. We will continue to pray for Philip. xoxox Ang

annie kelleher said...

....and for him, too :)

He And Me + 3 said...

He is in my prayers. I was wondering how he was doing. Thank you for updating. He too is blessed to have you as his mother.

Valerie said...

I hate to hear that he's had a hard time with his arm this weekend. I am praying for you and Philip and hope the pain is relieved soon. Love in Christ, Valerie

Amy Fichtner said...

I let my Sunday School class know about your family yesterday and we were all praying for guys. I sure hope Philip can be out of pain soon!!

E said...

We will sure be praying for him. God still works miracles, Amy! =0)

*Keli* said...

Thank you for the update Amy! I've been wondering and praying for him. Love you Keli

Aimee said...

Praying Praying Praying...

TimsMomMom said...

Thanks for the update, my prayers are with you and your family.

Ann said...

Thank you for the update. He is a very strong young man with an equally strong mother. Your love for him is inspiring. Having someone like you in my blog life make each day special. Keep on fighting and we will keep on praying.

JANE said...

Keeping him in our prayers about everything that is ahead for him. Sounds like a little set back but he'll be ok! You're doing your best for him always!

Melissa said...

I'm new to your blog and I'm going to need some time to catch up I think.

Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Hang in there!

Lisa said...

Get some rest girl. I am keeping you both in my prayers.

AmberP said...

Lots of prayers to your sweet boy - I hope these upcoming appointments will help him out significantly with the pain and all the rest that comes along with it! *Hugs* and prayers lovely lady!

ixtapacheryl said...

Amy: Have you checked with his pain doctors about the possibility of him getting a stimulator put in? My mother had a spinal cord stimulator put in her for (back pain). You can also use these stimulators for other areas of the body. What it does is prevent the brain receptors from receiving pain signals. Before having it permanently inserted they will do a trial for a few days to make sure it works in blocking pain. I know it's made by ANS. Just an idea ..... especially if he's experiencing so much pain.

Just know that he's also in our prayers....

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my, I am so sorry to hear about the hard weekend. This is my first time visiting so I need to go catch up on everything that is going on in your life!

(PS I am so jealous you got to go to a RHCP concert!)

April said...

Amy,

So sorry to hear that Phillip is having a difficult time. I'm praying for him...and you, too!

Anna Lefler said...

We're thinking of you all and praying for you, to, Amy. I hope you can get some good rest tonight and that your cough and cold are easing up.

Take care and sending hugs...

XO

Anna

Vickie said...

Sorry to hear about the bad night. I hope the two of you feel rested soon.

Take care.