Update on pregnant granddaughter with covid-19, husband’s cancer treatments, and the challenges of living through hard times with PTSD

*** There’s nothing like the hug of a precious grandchild ***

My husband’s four year old great-grandson and ten month old great-granddaughter are safe in the care of my husband’s awesome daughter. They stopped by here earlier today and I have to tell you: there is nothing like the hug of a grandchild! ❤

Sarah, the mother of these beautiful children, tested positive for covid-19 four days ago. She is nine months pregnant, her due date was last Friday. Sarah has gone to the hospital twice within the past three days. Her doctor sent her to the hospital on Monday because she was very short of breath. The hospital gave her some kind of a breathing tube and sent her home a few hours later. Sarah returned to the hospital last night because, in addition to her ongoing breathing difficulties, she had a nose bleed that would not stop and her urine was brown. After being given some medication to treat these latest symptoms, Sarah was sent home again.

I appreciate everyone’s prayers so much, for Sarah, for her unborn baby, and for the precious children in the above picture. So far, they don’t have any symptoms of covid-19. We’re praying they don’t get it at all.

My husband is over 100 miles away in Amarillo, Texas now, having radiation treatment #40 for his prostate cancer. When he was ready to leave for today’s appointment, he discovered that the battery in our only car is dead. Thankfully, we have a friend nearby who was able to take my husband to his treatment. My husband had already missed three radiation treatments this week, because he had insisted on going to Phoenix with his daughter to get Sarah’s children, after Sarah became too sick to take care of them. Which means, of course, that my high risk husband, his high risk diabetic daughter, and I have all been exposed to this coronavirus. I am super thankful that my husband, my stepdaughter, and I are fully vaccinated, so we should be fine. We did a lot of praying and research before deciding to have the vaccines. It looks like we made the right decision, just in the nick of time!

Whew, we have a lot going on. A pregnant granddaughter with covid-19. Two tiny, confused, and frightened great-grandchildren needing care around the clock. My husband with cancer. A dead battery in our car. A triple digit heat wave and drought with no end in sight. My injured neck and shoulder, which feels better now, but is still painful and very limiting in the things that I can do. What am I leaving out? Murder hornets? We haven’t seen any of those here in New Mexico, thankfully. But, still! It’s all too much! And when I read or watch the news, I realize that we are far from alone. These are very stressful times, for everyone!

Before my husband and I finally got the right kind of treatment for our PTSD issues, there is no way we could maintain our peace and Christian joy through this onslaught of trials. Seriously, we would both be losing our minds right now! But we really are okay. Yes, we feel a little stressed now and then, but mostly we are okay. Thank You, God. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

If you’re curious about how my husband and I have both overcome our severe Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, check out this page: https://ablogabouthealingfromptsd.com/how-to-heal-ptsd/

Thank you so much for stopping by! God bless! Here’s a great big grandma ((HUG)) if you want one. ❤ ❤ ❤

26 thoughts on “Update on pregnant granddaughter with covid-19, husband’s cancer treatments, and the challenges of living through hard times with PTSD

    • Linda Lee/Lady Quixote June 17, 2021 / 2:40 pm

      Aww, thank you, Mandy. If there’s anything wonderful in me, it is all thanks to our awesome Creator Savior!

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  1. mrsmariposa2014 June 17, 2021 / 4:00 pm

    Thank you for the update! Been thinking about you and praying for you and yours. That’s an awful lot all at once. Grateful for our God that carries the burden! Continued prayers. ❤

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  2. oldandblessed June 17, 2021 / 4:18 pm

    Great looking kids. Although it seems each of you have your individual challenges, God’s giving you strength. I know you’re familiar with His promise in the last chapter of Matthew…that He’d be with you always. He’s blessing and keeping all of you.

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  3. bornagain732 June 17, 2021 / 4:51 pm

    ((((((( ❤️ )))))))

    Your great -grandchildren are beautiful 🙏🏻❤️

    I can’t believe they keep sending Sarah home 😞 🙏🏻

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  4. @PreacherBiker June 17, 2021 / 6:22 pm

    Love you ❤

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  5. Michelle June 17, 2021 / 8:01 pm

    Praying for all of you! 🙏 Thanks for the grandma hug because I sure needed it today! 🤗🤗

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  6. Cathy June 17, 2021 / 8:08 pm

    Beautiful children! Keeping all of you in our prayers. ❤️

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  7. Perth Girl June 18, 2021 / 1:16 am

    Thanks for the update Linda. God is good. Continue trusting in Him, He will carry you all through this.

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  8. Beverley June 18, 2021 / 12:28 pm

    We are living in stressful times but thank God we can leave all the burden at the feet of Jesus. Praying for Sarah’s recovery and safe delivery and for your entire family. Have a blessed weekend. God is in control.

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  9. ibikenyc June 18, 2021 / 1:13 pm

    Thank you for the update.

    Continued prayers for all of you ❤

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  10. hatrack4 June 19, 2021 / 6:54 am

    Still praying. At least the latest picture shows smiling faces. God is good.

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      • hatrack4 June 19, 2021 / 7:27 am

        I guess what they say is true that each birth is different. My two sons were both early, but the nurses teaching the birthing classes kept telling us that the second one might take longer. It becomes concerning when you are also sick.

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