It's been now a month. A month ago I was in the hospital, in the ICU fighting for my life. I had no clue really how sick I truly was. Pneumonia is no laughing matter. For almost 5 days I laid in bed, not eating, barely drinking water with a 102-104 degree temp. And finally on the last day where I could not bare it anymore...I went to the ER. Thank God I did.
I was told later on, by many doctors and respiratory theripsts that if I waited even just one more day to go to the ER, that I would not have made it. I was that close to death. :( Makes me sad. Makes me upset with myself that I let it go that long before getting myself the care. Makes me ever so grateful to my heavenly Father for healing me and letting me know that it was not my time just yet. Makes me appreciate my family and friends much more. Makes me want to focus on life and what blessings I am given than the stresses of life. Makes me hugs my boys even more. Makes my heart sing each time I see my darling husband Mark. Makes me love more.
After 4 days in the ICU, I was moved upstairs to the hospital wing. After 5 days of intense, and I mean intense therapy I was finally able to go home. From being on 9 liters of oxygen the first day and slowly going down on the liters, and having breathing treatments every 2 hours and then 3-4 times a day doing a "blow up therapy" (They put a vest on me that blew up and shook my lungs to release all the stuff inside). Once I got home, I knew I needed to rest. And I was doing that. But only a week later, did I have a severe asthma attack and I had to be rushed back to the ER. I spent 2 more days in the hospital. :(
Now I've been home for 2 weeks. I'm breathing well. All the pnuemonia is gone. I am getting stronger each day. I still have to be very careful. I can't be around sick people, espcially kids, so I can't be at the boys school for a few months volunteering in the classrooms. :( But right now I have to focus on getting myself better. Cause if I learned one thing through all of this is that I have to take care of myself, because if I'm not here, who will take care of my boys and husband.
I do need to again thank everyone who prayed for me. I honestly did feel all the prayers going around me and I felt the angels near me, protecting me. I even saw my grandparents there in the hospital. Makes me miss them so much, but I was so thrilled to know that even they are "gone", they really are still around. :)
This year has really been a difficult year for me. It's been one thing after another and I hope and pray that 2012 will be better. I do hope to get this blog off the ground again. I'm ready to start posting projects on here, both quilting and paper crafts. I hope in the weeks to come that things will fall into place here and that you my readers will again enjoy coming to Paper Roses and seeing all the inspiration I have for you. :)