Monday, May 25, 2009


A good weekend for Georgie.
Ange stayed at hospital with Georgie on Saturday night and they both slept right through. I stayed at the hospital with Georgie yesterday morning and ended up missing church as it was such a good morning to get her outside into fresh air and sunshine for a couple of hours then back inside for a shower. We find if she doesn't get outside every few days she starts getting chest trouble. This led to pneumonia a month or so ago which nearly ended everything.
If she is good we will take her home again on Wednesday. A couple of ladies said they will visit Ange which is just good moral support.
We miss Georgie a lot. It might sound a strange thing to say but we do miss hearing her talk to us and doing thing she used to do and even seeing her because she is in hospital most of the time. The Westmead staff described it as "a loss without death". Well we keep praying for better.
A friend from Parramatta Baptist came and visited on Saturday night which was great. We miss those folks down there who pray with faith.
Well we thankyou for continuing with us.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday 21st May

A good day at home with Georgie.
Thankyou for your prayers.
There is a plan to bring her home each Wednesday as a start to getting her home more.
People have asked what they can specifically pray for. For Georgie to get off phenobarbitone would be a great thing if God would make this possible.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday 19th May

Hi there friends tomorrow if all goes to plan Georgie will come home again for the day.
Please pray for Ange she finds it pretty daunting with the cares, medications which she has to make up and administer (about 12) and being all alone with it all. There is always the chance that things can quickly go wrong which they sometimes do. It is just the unpredictability of Georgie's illness and the responsibility.
Well, thankyou

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ange spent the last two nights at the hospital but Georgie slept through both nights pretty well. Georgie has still been off her normal food for about a week now just on a saline drip and gastrolyte due to all of the sickness last weekend.
Ange is pretty tired and run down.
There is a bit of tension in the hospital as it is very understaffed and with winter coming there has been more sickness.
The head dr on Georgie's case was to try to organise some nursing at home for Georgie but so far nothing has come of it. This would be good to pray about.
Many thanks for your faithfulness in prayer.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday 13th

Georgie had a pretty good night last night. A nurse told me how she believed Georgie has been making efforts to respond at times. It comes and goes.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday 12th

Georgie came home for the day on Friday as well but was not so good and she went back to hospital in the evening. She became very sick and has been just on a drip since friday night/saturday.
We are all very tired.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

thursday 7th May

Well we got Georgie home on tuesday for about half the day from 11.30am til just after 5 pm when the hospital transport came and got her again.
It seemed very anti-climactic. There was no welcoming committee and no fanfare. The drivers just dropped her off stayed for a brief chat then drove off. This is how we really wanted it though.
I carried her up our front steps and inside and we had a lovely afternoon with her. It was sunny so she spent a fair bit of time on the verandah listening to James as he talked to her while he was building something for his birds. We put her in front of the video and played her favourite movie "Milo and Otis".
In the evening she did not seem to want to go back to the hospital.
We should get her home again for the day tomorrow if all goes well.
She gets a few visitors at the hospital. A trio of her little friends go in to see her and sometimes read a story about once a week or sometimes twice which is really good of them. Our hearts are heavy for them - they were all so close to Georgie. It is hard for them to see their dear little friend like this, once so full of life, now so different.
Another girl who is almost blind goes in about three nights a week to minister to her. She reads the bible and prays for her. Despite having only five to ten percent vision herself she walks herself through town at night in the dark and cold and sometimes rain to spend time with Georgie.
Many people initially offered to help but after seeing Georgie they often don't come back again.
Please keep praying for Tom the fellow who organised a fund raiser for Georgie. He has cancer very badly in his bones and is in a lot of pain. He doesn't yet know the Lord but he may be softening.

(The postscript that I put on the last message I came across again last week in Spurgeon's morning by morning so that is probably where it actually originated from.)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sometimes Georgie is just so comfortable and peaceful and other times she is doing it pretty tough. Last night she was very sick and has been having increased seizuring etc.
We pray for her all the time as do many others.
If she is well we will take her home on Wednesday next week for the day.
Thankyou for your prayers. A friend sent this to me today.

Remember Your word to Your servant, in which You have made me hope.-- Psalm 119:49
Alistair Begg
Whatever your particular need may be, you will find some promise in the Bible related to it. Are you faint and feeble because your way is rough and you are weary? Here is the promise--"He gives power to the faint."1 When you read such a promise, take it back to the great Promiser and ask Him to fulfill His own word. Are you seeking for Christ and thirsting for closer communion with Him? This promise shines like a star upon you--"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."2 Take that promise to the throne continually; do not plead anything else, but go to God over and over again with this--"Lord, You have said it; do as You have said."
Are you distressed because of sin and burdened with the heavy load of your iniquities? Listen to these words--"I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins."3 You have no merit of your own to plead why He should pardon you, but plead His written promises and He will perform them. Are you afraid that you might not be able to hold on to the end and that after having thought yourself a child of God you should prove a castaway? If that is your condition, take this word of grace to the throne and plead it: "The mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you."4
If you have lost the sweet sense of the Savior's presence and are seeking Him with a sorrowful heart, remember the promises: "Return to me . . . And I will return to you."5 "For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you."6 Feast your faith upon God's own Word, and whatever your fears or wants, take them to the Bank of Faith with your Father's note, which reads, "Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope." 7