Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tuesday 31st March

Dear all our little possum has been very sick for the last couple of days. With all of the vomiting she has had in recent weeks she has developed pneumonia so has been battling hard for two days now. She seems a little better today than yesterday but will need to get on top of it pretty quickly. She is very tired.
In the early hours of yesterday morning (maybe 3am) the dr thought Georgie was headed for so much trouble that he told me he thought I had better call my family in. (He is one of two drs who are in Dubbo for six months who used to be on her case in Sydney)

She continues to touch peoples lives. A retired drover (not a believer yet) has been fund-raising for her and has several ex-Sydney football players coming up for an auction night to help out. The night he unknowingly picked is the 17th April which will be two years to the day since Georgie went into Westmead. This fellow has bone cancer but he said "Georgie gives me strength. When I go out fund raising for her I have no pain."

A friend asked today if he could go in and play his guitar and sing to her.
Some Godly men came yesterday to pray and others continue to fast. The family of God is a wonderful thing.

Em is on a school camp down in the Snowy mountains this week, hiking and camping.

Friday, March 20, 2009

24th March 2009

Well I've decided to restart Georgie's blog as so many people asked me to but just to keep it to trusted friends. I hope I can continue to provide some useful info that will help to keep people a bit more up to date and praying.
If you know of others who would like to continue receiving news of Georgie and who feel strongly to pray then please feel free to let them email me at gregbrooke@hotmail.com and I can add them to the blog.

Georgie is still with us. People ask how is she? It is not easy to answer. She has some seizures of one kind or another most days but is usually just in a sort of sleepy and so far as we can tell comfortable state. She is on regular anti-epileptic meds as well as massive sedation to keep the fitting down. She has probably developed a big tolerance to drugs.
The pic above was back in January when I went to see her one day and she was much more aware than I had seen her and as I had my arm behind her in bed she just sat straight up holding her head up. It was very exciting and I managed to get a quick pic on the phone. Unfortunately when i came back again that night she was just having lots of seizures.

The Dubbo Hospital has made a good effort to "get to know her" and accommodate her needs. Some of the nurses say they have fallen in love with her. They are far fewer staffed than Westmead so some things can't be done which used to be.
Georgie has some regular visitors at the hospital including some of her school friends who go to see her twice a week which is so good.

Lately she has been quite sick for a couple of weeks but since Sunday been comfortable again.
Em and James are going well. Em turned 16 last week and James 13 this weekend.

A local fellow in Dubbo is having a football memorabilia auction night to raise some funds for Georgie's ongoing needs. He is not a believer but has a good heart. The night he picked interestingly is the 17th April - which will be two years to the day since Georgie went to Westmead. Former league legend Ray Price is donating some of his personal collection and is coming to see Georgie and go to the night.

I have been thinking about the passage from Acts 10
There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, who was a captain in the Roman regiment called "the Italian Regiment". He was a religious man; he and his whole family worshipped God. he also did much to help the Jewish poor people and was constantly praying to God. It was about three o'clock one afternoon when he had a vision, in which he clearly saw an angel of God come in and say to him, "Cornelius!" He stared at the angel in fear and said "What is it sir?" The angel answered, "God is pleased with your prayers and works of charity, and is ready to answer you".