I will continue where I left off on part 1.
May 8, 2012 my daughter was admitted to the hospital. After many stick, due to the fact my daughter was a very hard sticks, they ran blood work and found her bone marrow had stop producing red and white blood cells and platelets. It was less than 15%. I was not a good match. She was placed on the bone marrow transplant list. About a week later her kidneys failed. She then started dialysis three times a week.
During the challenges my faith was strong. I never wavered in my belief that God can and will heal Kadie. I held onto scripture. I knew He raised Lazarus from the dead and He said Kadie shall live and not die. He also told me she shall a awsome testimony. She could not die bcause God is not a liar. Even when I saw defeat and hopelessness on the face of the doctors I yet held on. There were several close call but He saw her through them all. He made the impossible possible. Not even when I saw the fear in my daughter’s eyes as doctors and nurses worked for hours to stop her blood from leaving her body. Her body had stopped producing a key factor that’s required for clotting. Thank God the hospital administrators approved the use of a life saving treatment that made clotting possible. That day she lived to continue to fight.
However on June 8 2012 her blood pressure began to fall. By this time ammonia had build up very high in her body. The drugs used to keep the levels under control were no longer working as effectively. She was not herself.
On June 8 2012 her heart gave out. She fought courageously until the very end. She was a beautiful, smart, and a extraordinary young lady.
But I had some hard questions I needed answered. I needed answers from God. I did not need church platitudes but real anaswers from a true and living God.
I will continue to share candidly about my journey. My answers from God. How and why I know there is healing after great unbearable pain. A pain that mere words are incaple of doing justice. A indescribable pain and loss. It has been a process. It still is a process. It is my sincere prayer that in sharing my journey it will bless and inspire.
Psalm 30:11 ” You have turned for me my mouring into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me gladness”
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Be bless Ertha
“The Christians are right: it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
via 20 Inspirational Christian Quotes — GODINTEREST – Christian magazine covering faith, culture and life
Sometimes the road ahead may seem empty, loney, never ending, and tiresome. However, know this to will pass. You are not alone and someone do care. We have a old saying where I come from, “A close mouth don’t get fed.”
Something to think about.
This a side bar.
Saturday night, while here in Chicago because my truck is in the shop, I went to the movies and view the movie Black Panther. It was very good. If you have not seen it yet I suggest you and your love ones see it. There is action of course but it also have a very good story line. I don’t think you would be disappointed.
Next I will continue with my testimony when next I speak to you.
Until then be bless and know inspite of how it may look at the moment God loves you very much.
I pray this fines you well. My name is Ertha M Thompson. I want to share a little about myself with you. I was born and raised in a small town called Holly Hill in the beautiful state of South Carolina. We lived on a farm. We raised farm animals and planted crops year in and year out. I hated my humble beginnings as a child because all we did was work. Now looking back I thank God because it instilled in me a desire to work and be productive.
Over a process of time God blessed me with two children. He blessed me with a son and daughter. Aaron and Arcadia (we called her Kadie) were the center of my universal. As a single parent I was very protective and hard on them. I tried as all parents do, to teach them and to prepair them for the cold hard world.
I had two failed marriages which I came away from heart broken and broken. Divorce is a kind death. Any one who have ever had one and worked diligently to keep it knows what I mean. We will discuss that more at a later date.
Back to my children. In April 2011 I took my daughter to the doctor for a simple ear infection. She was 16 years old at the time. She had no other complaints but when the doctor asked if she was concerned about anything else she stated” I’m sixteen years but I have not had my period yet Doc. What’s up with that?” We were not concern because my mom was 16 when she had her first one. They decided to draw blood see if anything was going on.
Serveral weeks later we return and the doctor stated all of Kadie’s test came back abnormal. We discussed if she had to referr us out where would be the best option for my daughter. She sent us to have more test done over a couple weeks period. Once test completed and results read she called me.
Before she called me, I was praying and fasting to God concerning my daughter. God spoke three things to me concerning my daughter. He said ” She is a walking miracle. She shall live and not die. She will have a awesome testimony.”
When the doctor called she said the test revealed the my daughter had cirrhosis of the liver. She also stated my daughter’s liver appeared to be in the condition of someone who have been drinking heavily for over twenty years. Of course I stated that’s not true. She said she knew that. I told here what God told me concerning my daughter. Doc stated “I can not attest to the other two but truly your daughter is a walking miracle. There is no way she should be able to do the things she can do.” My daughter was a junior in high school taking advance classes. Her third year in ROTC and was very active and proud of her accomplishments there and other club activities. She did not miss school.
For the next year we were in and out the hopital. They put her on the liver transplant list.
May 8 2012, she is now a senoir and just returned from her senior trip from Florida. She is very tired. That is her only complaint. I took her to the hospital that day and she never came home again.
Thank you for reading my testimony. I will complete this part of it the next time.
May God richly bless you in Jesus name!