Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A little Patchwork and time to get all the animals gathered ...

Well ...What do you think of our Ark ?

A little Patchwork here and there and we think she'll be ready for the flood ..so lets have a patch the ark party ..and of course we need to start calling all the animals 2 by 2 ...

You think I'm Kidding ...

It's been raining here since Thursday ...Without any stop ..no reprieve ..and just about the time you think it's stopped nope it's at least heavily sprinkling...

What a storm we have been having and tonight through tomorrow morning is going to be even heavier rain. Our back yard looks like a small pond and I can only imagine the damage to all my furniture that's stored outside ..it's covered with dropcloths but I'm not sure with this type of rain it's going to save it.

However I've been thoroughly enjoying the rain ...it's been a long time since we have had rain like this here in So. CA.

And we sure can use it !

It's been a crazy last 5 days around here ...I had asked for prayers for Papa Fred on Thursday for his upcoming procedure on Friday and we sure want to say Thank You for them what an ordeal he and we went through !!!!!
You know life can really change in the blink of an eye ...

To make a very long story short ..the Anesthiologist somehow did not read Papa's Chart and gave him a anesthetic he and us kids are Deadly allergic too because we genetically are unable to break this medication down in our bodies which is RARE but our family has it. Well this medication if given sends you into respiratory arrest leaving your entire body paralyzed ...which means you can't breath on your own , you cannot see or ..move a single muscle on your own and because our bodies don't break it down ..our bodies do not recover in the 5 to 15 minutes everyone else does ..in fact it's deadly to us and as Papa's Physician today put it he's lucky to be alive.!!!

Anyhow when they realized what had been done he was transported across the medical campus from the procedure facility to the cardiac recovery unit while Mom and I ran behind them( the 3 medical assistants with papa on the bed while they hand bagged his breathing trying to make it to the recovery unit to get him put on a respirator ...and it was over 4 hours before he began showing signs of recovering ...which we were unbelievably thankful to God for !

It was really all like a dream while we were going through it !

We're so glad it's over and that the best result came out of it and that papa is sitting right here with us ..Thank You Lord !

BTW ..for those who have asked Papa Fred is my dad ..the name stuck earlier this year when Rita of Mammabellarte started calling him that at the Chateau Marketplaces ..I had alway called him Papa and all my siblings children call him papa ..so Naturally Papa Fred is how I speak of him.

So with that ordeal behind us .. Papa's not out of medical trouble yet ..all this is because of his gall bladder. They have sent him through a host of tests and procedures because that's PROTOCAL ..and really we think it boils down to his gall bladder needs to come out ...but it's medical politics you have to do A-Z before they will do A which needed to be done in the first place ...So he may be doing a little hospital time here in the future ..we shall see ..

Now ..it's time to enjoy the last few days leading up to Christmas to enjoy the one true reason for celebrating Christmas and that's Christ's birth !

We'll also celebrate with gifts exchanged with our family on Saturday and have a Beautiful Christmas dinner and enjoy family we haven't seen in over a year that live far away.

So here's wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas...


  1. Sara
    Just want you to know that Robert and I will be praying for all of you and holding Papa Fred close in our hearts. I am truly so sorry for this ordeal that you had to endure. Thank you for keeping us informed and updated. Our love to all of you.

    In HIS grip

  2. I am so thankful that Papa Fred came out of that experience and is here with you . I can't believe the things that go on in a place where we should be able to trust in their expertise. Anyways, love all you guys and give Papa Fred BIG HUGS for me, XO Christie

  3. Dear sweet girl, what a harrowing experience for all of you to have had to endure. I am so grateful that God watched over Papa Fred and kept him safe... {and may I suggest that you contact a legal representative now???} Hugs to you all.

  4. Grateful Papa Fred is OK will continue to include you all in my prayers
    Hope you have a Merry Christmas

  5. Dear Sara & Abby ~ Thank you for sharing your concerning hearts with us. I love that you call him papa. I called my father papa, it's been 10 yrs. since the Lord has called him to heaven. I think of him everyday. And yes, I'm ready to celebrate our eternal father's blessed day. Again thanks for sharing your heart with us. Much love to you both, my God always be sitting on your heart. xoxo, Andrea

  6. Hi Sara,
    Praise the Lord Papa Fred is recovering. I'm so sorry you all had to go thru all of that. It's hard to believe that such serious mistakes like that can happen. I will continue to pray for him. I'm so glad to hear that your family had a great CHRISTmas though. May the next year be full of family love and blessings,


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