Three weeks after the Dr. broke his heart, Todd was back in the hospital. It was awful, nothing they tried was working and then he had an allergic reaction and couldn’t breathe; what next?
Our smaller town Dr. decided to send us to Mayo. While Todd was there they tried one final drug. It is an older drug with a lot of yucky side effects. BUT, it worked. Todd’s heart looked amazing on the screen I stared at all day while we were there.After five great days it was time to go home.Before we left Todd mustered the nerve to ask if he could go to Canada fishing.
At first the Dr. said, ”Perhaps not this year.” But without
pausing she continued to talk and before I knew what had happened she gave him permission to go. I was not thrilled. I wanted to be happy for him, but he hasn’t gone over three weeks without a hospital stay in three months, how could I have peace?
There were only two weeks between hospital dismissal and Canada fishing trip, I was praying for protection, wisdom and peace.
Each day that Todd did well bolstered a little confidence that he would be okay in Canada, but I still didn’thave what I would call perfect peace.A few nights before he left, we were at our friend’s that was going with him. The men were sharing stories and planning the upcoming adventure.
Suddenly, our friend said, “Oh, I forgot to tell you. I had cancelled your reservations when you initially told me you couldn’t come. When you said you would be able to come now, I called Arnie to see if that still worked for him. I barely got the words out that you were able to come and he said, ‘I know. After you called the first time we prayed for Todd and his family and God told me he would be coming. I have been planning on him the whole time.’”
Needless to say, this brought tears to my eyes. What a gift from the Lord to a slightly anxious wife. Arnie and God knew the whole time that Todd was going to Canada! Although I kind of wish God would have told me, I am very thankful for the confirmation via Arnie.
I got a message from Todd today. He normally doesn’t call the
whole week he is in Canada, no cell service, but somehow he called. The message said he is doing well! Yahoo! He also mentioned that they have had some excitement and are catching fish. I have never enjoyed hearing my husband’s voice as much as I did today, again I give thanks to the Lord for His faithfulness.