Friday, April 17, 2009

Philip Update

I would love to give a good update but I do not have one. This are bad. In fact things are worse then I thought they would be. The weaning off this medication is awful for him. He is in a lot of pain, sick and having seizures and awful cluster headaches.

I do not have the words or energy to explain the defeat I am feeling right now with all of this. I am feeling the blunt of the issues with Philip. While I know in my heart he can not help it and is just sick...it is taking it toll on me. My patients is short and frustrated is high..but my faith is strong...I am just ....well I bet most of you know.

I pray that Philip has a better day. He is going through so much right now. My heart aches for him. I just so would love for him to just be happy, healthy and feel whole. Is that so much to ask for? I will not ask..I will pray for it. Maybe you will join me..

Few last details..

Some of you have asked about Philip's birthday. Yes it is this weekend. April 19th. And for those who asked..here is his contact info..
Philip Briggs
133 Terry Street
Indian Harbour Beach Fl
32937

His operation is still planned in a few weeks..details here..
Please do not forget to check out Philip's online party..all proceeds go to Philip's medical fund..

Last ..if you would like to post about Philip's party on your blog...that would be great..or even put the button for it on your blog roll..I have the code..

Oh I lied...Last but most important...Thank you for being so wonderful to support our family with your prayers.

9 comments:

Kelli said...

Oh my heart breaks for you, Amy. Many hugs and please know that we care for you and Phillip. Hang in there. XOXO

Carla said...

(((Hugs))) sweety....I am praying...Gavin's birthday is on May 2nd, they are pretty close together!

I love this verse as it brings me much comfort, so I need to share it with you:

Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will answer him; I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation...Psalm 91:14-16

Hang in there....the Lord is carrying you through!

Love,
Carla
(tccgorecki@cox.net)

AmberW said...

I am worried about you my friend! I can only imagine that this is taking its toll and that you are getting to your breaking point - you aren't well and you NEED a break. I am praying hard for you and as hard for poor Phillip - I pray for peace, for an easier transition through this and for his pain to be taken away.

Love to your family Amy!
xo

April said...

Good morning, Amy~
I'm just now getting caught up with reading your most recent posts. I am truly at a loss for what to say in regards to everything Philip has been experiencing, as of late. I'm sure you get tired of people saying, "I'm so sorry" over and over, again. Just know that my heart is breaking for him, and for all of you. I will never, ever pretend to understand what it's like to watch him suffer like he has without the ability to make things "all better". I do know this, however, that you are bringing more comfort to Philip than I think either of you could possibly realize. Just being there through it all speaks volumes to someone who's going through a very difficult time. It's your presence that matters most. I am praying hard, Amy, that some way, somehow, Philip will begin to get some relief. I know that your body is broken from lack of sleep and worry. So, rest assured, that my prayers will, also, be sent up on your behalf that you will receive renewed strength and courage to keep moving forward.

I know that your recent test results are a concern for you. Just keep trusting in the Great Physician...the ONE who can make all things new, again!

I read your latest story about Philip's journey. I'm sure it's hard to look back on those days to see where it all began to where things stand now. What a road it's been! But, you've made it through those times, Amy, and I don't doubt that you'll make it through these, as well. We all love you and care about you and your family so deeply...never forget that, my friend! God Bless You today, tomorrow, and in the days ahead! Sending you big hugs!

Lisa said...

Keeping you and Philip in my prayers. I check your blog often, but don't always leave a comment. You are never far from my thoughts and I pray that you and Philip will receive some sort of relief soon.

Hugs,
Lisa

boltefamily said...

Just stopping by to let you know you are thought of and prayed for. We will continue to pray for Philip.

misty said...

Hugs, Amy..continuing to pray for much needed relief and peace for you, Philip and your family.God Bless!

Shannon said...

Hey Amy! You've been posting quicker than I can keep up with! I have so much to read and catch up on. I hate to hear you feeling defeated. I could come up with a dozen Christian cliches to try to perk you up, but for me stuff like that just makes me roll my eyes sometimes. It's so easy to say the phrases you hear in church through the years but sometimes you just want people to shut up, cry with you, pray with you, hand you some chocolate and just be there. Well, I am crying with you, I am praying for you and pretty soon I will hand you some chocolate and just be there.

jennykate77 said...

I really don't know how you handle all that you handle...I'm sure it is only by the grace of God. Happy Birthday to Philip! I'm praying for happy, healthy, and feeling whole...for you and him. Keeping your family in my prayers.