Friday, December 25, 2009

a very manzo christmas indeed

The Manzos would like to say...

"MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Manzo Family! We want to THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS for all who helped make today 'A Very Manzo Christmas.' We are beyond blessed and truly grateful. We will never forget this day. Thank you also for the continued prayers for improving health."

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." - W.T. Ellis

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!"
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Thursday, December 17, 2009


It's been a rough week for Wendy. She's had little to no appetite, has struggled with extreme nausea, and has vomited a lot. She's lost a great deal of weight in only a few days time. She's been so weak that she's been unable to walk.

Wendy had a follow up appointment with her local doctor to discuss some tests she had done last week. The doctor found some irregularities in her colon. They are running more tests. The irregularities might be causing her lack of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. She hopes to get the results by the end of the week.

Wendy is asking for a miraculous intervention. She is desperate for good health. Please pray for miraculous healing over Wendy's body.

Show me your ways, oh Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

Monday, December 14, 2009

meals for manzos

Wendy is hopeful that she will get to return to her home with her husband and boys by January. As incredible as the homecoming will be it will be complicated. Wendy is still in a lot of pain and is restricted from doing ANYTHING except for eating, healing, and resting. Grocery shopping and making meals will be out of the question.

There are already a lot of kind people signed up to deliver dinners. It would be even more helpful and wonderful if they could have a dinner delivered every single night during the month of January! Let's continue to help make this transition back to "normal" life as easy for Wendy and her family as possible. If you would like to deliver a meal to the Manzos or already have and would like to give yet another, please contact Erin at


This recovery has been more complicated, extensive, painful, and trying than Wendy could have ever imagined. She definitely thought she would have been back on her feet by now. Your continued prayers are much needed and appreciated more than you could ever imagine. Pray for her health, her body to be strong and to heal quickly. Pray for her mind and soul that it is protected from doubt or sadness. Pray for her closest support system, her husband, sons, mom, dad, and brothers. Pray for their strength emotionally and physically as they care for Wendy.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth,
give I unto you. Let your heart not be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

Thursday, December 10, 2009

relief please

Wendy has been extremely nauseous and has had an almost non existent appetite for the past two days. A wound specialist came today and removed dead skin from her wound. The specialist is ordering a special enzyme treatment to speed up the healing process.

Wendy was excited to watch The Office tonight. It's good to know some things never change.

Please pray for Wendy to have less pain and a BIG appetite tomorrow.

"Don't try to hold God's hand; let Him hold yours. Let Him do the holding
and you do the trusting." - H. William Webb-Peploe

Don't be afraid, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

garage sale/holiday boutique for wendy

Friends of Wendy are hosting a Garage Sale/Holiday Boutique to raise money for her and her family. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 19th from 8 am to 1 pm. It will take place at the Murrietta home, 750 East Indianapolis in the Old Fig area, just East of Christmas Tree Lane. Please contact Sarah at if you would like to donate old items or sell new items. A large amount of clothing and other items are being collected by Sarah's sister-in-law in Southern California. She is most likely going to need to rent a U-Haul to get everything to Fresno! It promises to be a packed sale. Hot chocolate and other tasty treats will be available for purchase the morning of the event. Please mark your calendar for this special sale!

Monday, December 7, 2009

wound v.a.c. out

Wendy's home health nurse was able to remove the Wound VAC today. The wound is sealed with gauze and tape at the present moment. Tomorrow the wound will be reassessed to see how it does with just the simple closures. The home healthy nurse will check it again on Wednesday and put a "sealant" along the wound to help keep it protected. Wendy is THRILLED. It is the first day since October 19th that she is free and not connected to any wires, tubes or cords. Please pray that the wound (which is still open) continues to heal quickly and that no new infections develop. She said it feels great to hobble around without carrying a heavy wound VAC and dragging a long cord everywhere she goes.

Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious!
Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! Psalm 66:1-3b

Sunday, December 6, 2009

stop sign show off

Wendy continues to have tough mornings. Her nausea and pain seem to be the most severe when she first wakes up. Pray for those mornings to get easier.

Wendy walked to the stop sign at the end of her parents' street today without a walker or cane! What an incredible accomplishment this is! If only her physical therapist could see her now. It can't be confirmed, but there is word that she might have even done a little celebratory jig around the sign. She didn't use her cane while walking around the house today either. She shuffles slowly, the potential for her legs to buckle out from underneath her is still a possibility. She continues to exhibit incredible strength!

Wendy was thrilled to finally get to see her grandparents today. She hasn't seem them since October 18th. They came to visit and "babysit" her while her parents attended a luncheon. They enjoyed a peaceful afternoon together. It was a wonderful visit and she loved every minute spent with them.

The tentative plan is for Wendy's Wound V.A.C. to be removed tomorrow! Please pray that all goes as planned. Pray that the incision site looks good. Pray it is the perfect time for removal and that is removed without pain. Pray for clarity and guidance over the home health nurse that will remove it.

We know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere. Romans 5:5

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

recovering and surviving...

Wendy is at home, resting after a long and painful day.

The nurse had a difficult time getting Wendy's IV started. As a result Wendy has a bruised and sore arm. Because Wendy only has one lung they didn't sedate her as much as she or they would have liked to. She felt a great deal of pressure during the surgery. It has been a painful recovery since this morning. Due to an overall exhausting and physically demanding day her large incision site has been causing her a great deal of discomfort.

She is on a new antibiotic that also has an anti-inflammatory property. She is hopeful it will help reduce any potential swelling.

  • Wendy sleeps well tonight.
  • Her road to recovery is free from any additional bumps.
  • Wendy's family can rest peacefully tonight, knowing today's surgery is over.
"To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives - the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections - that requires hard spiritual work. Still, we are only grateful people when we can say thank you for all that has brought us to the present moment. As long as we keep dividing our lives between events and people we would like to remember and those we would rather forget, we cannot claim the fullness of our beings as a gift of God to be grateful for. Let's not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see it in the guiding hand of a loving God." - Brennan Manning

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

out patient surgery

Due to complications Wendy will have out patient surgery tomorrow at 8 am. Please pray that she feels less anxious and scared tonight. Pray for decreased pain and discomfort and a quick recovery from surgery.

Wendy is NPO tonight and tomorrow morning. She can't take Motrin until after her surgery tomorrow. Consequently she is in a lot of pain right now. She has to wake up very early for pre-surgery procedures. She will be sedated with twilight sleep anesthesia, which means she will be awake but not completely conscious. She is anxious about being awake. Pray she doesn't experience fear or anxiety during the surgery. Pray for strength for her remaining lung during surgery.

Pray for healing over her numb leg and large incision site. She is experiencing a lot of setbacks due to the many complications that have occurred this past week.

Micah, Skyler and Jadon were misdiagnosed at the walk-in clinic. They do not have staph infections. All three are on antibiotics for a viral infection.

  • Protection and peace over Wendy during surgery.
  • She heals quickly and moves forward rapidly in the recovery process.

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. I Peter 5:7

wendy's meals on wheels

Wendy's recovery has been more complicated and intense than anyone could have ever imagined. Meals for Wendy and her family have had to be postponed many times now. Finally, Wendy's Meals on Wheels is ready to start back up! If you are signed up to deliver a meal and need a date reminder please contact Erin Gunstream at

If you are not signed up to deliver a meal and would like to, please get in touch with Erin through email. Thank you to all that have and are committing to deliver meals. The family is asking that meals be dropped off with Micah in Fresno. He will deliver them to Wendy, where she and the family will enjoy them in Madera. Please, still no visitors at this time. Wendy and her family are so grateful for all of the continued love and support.

better half of the day

Yesterday was a better day for Wendy than the four previous. She was nauseous, in a lot of pain, and had no appetite for the first half of the day. The second half of the day was a little bit better.

She had her Wound V.A.C. changed yesterday. The nurse that changed it is in-training. The process wasn't the most comfortable or very speedy. Wendy is worn out from being learned and practiced on by nurses and medical assistants. She welcomes all veteran medical professionals from here on out.

Wendy enjoyed a wonderful, homemade Mexican food for dinner. She sat in her recliner and her mom and dad joined her, sitting on either side. Her appetite was back in the evening and she was finally able to enjoy a meal.

Her left eye is still causing her a lot of discomfort. Warm compresses are helping. She hopes this stye situation is over soon.

Micah took Skyler to his pediatrician yesterday. It is confirmed that Skyler does have a staph infection. Skyler's pediatrician put him on a less invasive, lower dose of antibiotics. Micah and Jadon both have staph infections now as well.

  • The stye in Wendy's eye is healed.
  • All future medical professionals that help Wendy are extremely experienced.
  • Micah, Skyler, and Jadon are healed from staph infections soon.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

Sunday, November 29, 2009

four brutal days

The last four days have been awful for Wendy. She has been lying down in her bed for four days straight. Her leg is numb again and her incision site is extremely uncomfortable. The incision site feels like a piece of stiff rope wrapped around her body. Lack of movement has made it feel like the site is being tightened and pulled. She is experiencing muscle atrophy in her legs again. She has been in a tremendous amount of pain, and she is exhausted and nauseous. She has experienced some major setbacks. Complications that started in the hospital are getting worse at home. She hopes to have an appointment with a local doctor tomorrow.

Wendy has a stye in her left eye. It is excruciating. She is using a warm compress to help soothe it, but it hasn't helped much.

She hasn't had an appetite for the last four days. She lost five pounds in 48 hours. Wendy is supposed to be eating 1800 calories or more, every day. Severe nausea has made it hard for her to even swallow a small pill. Today was the first time anything has sounded somewhat edible to her in over four days. She was craving spaghetti from Di Cicco's. GB made the run and brought back two sides of spaghetti. Wendy actually ate a healthy serving of spaghetti. Please pray for Wendy's appetite and for feelings of nausea to go away. It is crucial she eat.

Wendy is trying to avoid and block any negative thoughts. At this point she is extremely frustrated. The last four days have really set her back. It's annoying and hard on one's heart and mind to work so hard to get to a certain point and then experience regression so rapidly.

Skyler doesn't have chicken pox. However, after Micah, Skyler, and Jadon experienced a three hour wait at the walk-in clinic the day after Thanksgiving, Skyler was put on antibiotics for a staph infection. Wendy is being quarantined from them for the time being. Skyler has an appointment with his regular pediatrician tomorrow. Being away from them is breaking her heart.

  • Wendy's appetite returns and the nausea leaves!
  • She is able to start visiting her boys again.
  • Skyler heals quickly.
  • The stye in her eye is healed.
  • Strength for Micah.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Thursday, November 26, 2009

gold canyon candles

A mom of a former student of Wendy's, Melissa Brown is hosting a special event that will benefit Wendy through Gold Canyon candles sales. From now through December 13th, 50% of all Gold Canyon candle sales made through mygoldcanyon or email, or by phone 559-916-1140, and parties (catalog or home) will be donated to help Mrs. Manzo and her family. Candles will arrive before Christmas. Order today and be apart of giving back to Wendy through this special opportunity.

first check-up

Wendy and Micah experienced a lot of holiday traffic on the way to UC Davis Medical Center yesterday. She suffered from nausea and pain on the way there and back.

Her appointment with Dr. Calhoun went well. Pathology reports continue to show that all cancerous tumors were removed. Dr. Calhoun is referring her to a new oncologist. The new oncologist might suggest chemotherapy and/or radiation. At this point Dr. Calhoun doesn't think either are necessary. He truly believes he got ALL of the cancer. She will have scans taken every month for awhile. At this point they aren't worried about the cancer coming back. Her Wound V.A.C. is continuing to do good work and it might be removed as soon as next week. Wendy's main incision site is looking great and her rate is down.

On their ride home Micah held her hand and told her not to worry about the cancer coming back. He said it is important they enjoy this moment, her being healthy.

Wendy's next appointment is next Wednesday at UC Davis Medical Center at 10 am. She is already not looking forward to the long and uncomfortable drive.

thanks today and always

Happy Thanksgiving from the Manzo and Beckett families!

Wendy and her family send an extra special thank you to Uncle Kenny and Aunt Kay for preparing a Thanksgiving meal for the Manzo and Beckett families. They slaved in the kitchen for two days preparing a delicious and extravagant meal. Wade went and picked the meal up and brought it back to the Beckett's house for their little family to enjoy. Wade topped off the meal with his famous mashed potatoes and gravy. It was a beautiful Thanksgiving Day spread.

Unfortunately the day didn't go quite as planned. Wendy was exhausted from the previous day and in bed experiencing a tremendous amount of pain. Another reason she was in her room most of the day was because it is thought Skyler might have the chicken pox. At this point it is best they keep the boys away from Wendy. Despite it all, Wendy has so many things to be thankful for. Too many to list. And even though she had a rough day she is so thankful to have spent Thanksgiving at home and not in the hospital.

  • Wendy feels less pain today and is not as exhausted.
  • Skyler doesn't have the chicken pox.
  • Micah doesn't feel too overwhelmed with a healing wife, scheduled boys, illness, and traveling back and forth from Fresno to Madera.

The Lord watches over you. The Lord is your shade
at your right hand.
The sun will not harm you by day or the moon by night.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

family of four

Wendy was super tired today. Wendy and GB had a rough nights sleep, bad and weird dreams kept both of them up. She is hopeful to get to bed early tonight and to have peaceful dreams. GB is working hard, tending to Wendy's every need. She needs prayers for good rest and strength. Pray for GB.

Micah and the boys came and visited in the afternoon. Their little family of four got to eat lunch around the kitchen table. It had been a long time since they had enjoyed that simple pleasure. Skyler was visibly the happiest of all to be sitting together eating as a family.

Wendy is a strong lady! She switched from the quad cane to a regular cane today! She is really pushing herself physically. She is so anxious to become more independent and regain her strength. She used the walker later in the evening when her body was just too worn out to rely on the cane.

She didn't suffer with nausea today as much as she has the past few days. She actually made it all the way until 7 pm without getting nauseous and needing medicine.

Little surprises and dear gifts have been quietly and without any interruptions left for Wendy over the past few days. FED EX dropped off a special flower delivery this afternoon. These little surprises have brought her so much joy. Wendy's family is so thankful that people are continuing to love and support Wendy from a distance. It is still SO important she not have any visitors.

Wendy and Micah head to UC Davis Medical Center tomorrow for the first check-up of many. It is a long and painful ride for someone who is recovering from such major surgery. Please pray continuously throughout the day for her comfort, peace, and safety.

Micah called Wendy today to share a Jadon quote. In the car, on the way home from The Village, Jadon said, "Dad, I think I need a CAT scan." He hears way more than anyone knows!

  • Safe travels tomorrow in holiday traffic.
  • Minimal incision pain from car ride.
  • The x-ray goes quickly and smoothly with little wait time.
  • Check-up with Dr. Calhoun goes well, showing no infection or complications.
  • Wound V.A.C. change isn't too painful (it hurts!!) and shows much healing and progress.
  • Her pain level stays low and no nausea in car or during visit.
  • Wendy is home for Thanksgiving.
  • She has starting using the cane.
  • GB...amazing nurse and precious mom.
  • A meal shared by their little family.

Monday, November 23, 2009

mind over matter

Wendy's discomfort and pain was definitely up today. Her Fentanyl patch expired today and she could definitely feel that its effectiveness had worn off. GB changed the patch and Wendy started to feel more relief as the day went on. She is still experiencing nausea and headaches.

Her home health nurse came today. It was a long visit. Reviewing Wendy's extensive medical history, paperwork, and changing of the Wound V.A.C. made for a busy, exhausting day. The nurse's visit interfered with her time with Micah and the boys. She was pretty sad that she didn't get to see them much. From here on out her nurse will come in the mornings. The afternoon and early evening will be reserved for time with her family.

Tolerating and accepting pain has been tough on Wendy mentally and physically. She has had to learn how to differentiate and accept a level of pain she can tolerate versus a level that leaves her debilitated. Her mental strength was tested yet again yesterday. She had a scary moment around 1 am. She was having difficulty catching her breath and she panicked. She was on the verge of hyperventilating, but thankfully was able to talk her self into a state of calmness and could re-regulate her breathing.

Please continue to pray for Wendy. Her recovery is not easy and she is appreciative of every prayer for healing and strength.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Wendy had a low key, quiet day. She was groomed and pampered from head to toe by her sweet mama-nurse. Her mom washed, dried, and combed her hair, pedicured her feet, and helped her take a bath. She finally got to take a semi-normal bath with the help of a hand held shower nozzle that her Uncle Kenny installed for her. Wendy's entire grooming process took over two hours because she had to break for so many rests, as she is still in a lot of pain.

Wendy had her best and longest sleep yet, last night. Unfortunately, she woke up in a lot of pain this morning because she slept through her pain medicine doses. At this point she is asking for prayer, which is better for her body, sleep consistently or wake up and take pain medicine? She is perplexed over which is the lesser of two evils.

Wendy didn't see the boys today. She was exhausted from the previous busy and emotional day and all three of the Manzo men are now on antibiotics. It was better for everyone to take a day off. Micah was busy cleaning the house and hadn't gotten around to telling the boys that they wouldn't see their mommy today. As Micah cleaned the floors the boys played and scurried around at his feet. Skyler who usually plays well independently was following him around, carrying a letter puzzle. After awhile, Micah noticed he wasn't letting up and was actually trying to communicate something to him. Micah sat down with Skyler. Skyler took the letters from the puzzle and spelled out "M - O - M". As Wendy retold this story tonight she couldn't help but cry. Skyler is truly blossoming! She is excited to get to see them again tomorrow.

Wendy experienced severe hiccups today. She had three bouts of hiccups that lasted almost an hour each time. Please pray the hiccups don't come while she is sleeping and they are gone by tomorrow. By the end of the day her stomach and throat were really starting to hurt.

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2

Saturday, November 21, 2009

an update from cb

Wendy and Georgia are back home in Madera. Thirty-three days in a hospital is a long time. The Becketts and Manzos say THANK YOU from our innermost being. GOD IS FAITHFUL. This will truly be a memorable Thanksgiving because there is no place like home.

Georgia looks cute in her pink scrubs and Wendy beautiful in her new lounge wear. Wendy has already started her strenuous physical therapy and will work very hard everyday. A home health nurse will come every Monday, Wendesday, and Friday to change the dressing on her Wound V.A.C.

Wendy and Micah will head back up to UC Davis Medical Center this Wednesday, November 25th for a checkup with Wendy’s surgeon, Dr. Calhoun. They will have to go back to Davis on a regular basis for checkups.

Wendy was able to see her husband Micah and her two handsome sons, Skyler and Jadon today. WHAT A REUNION! Both boys cried when they saw Mommy and wouldn’t let go of her. It was a great day at 3021 Forest Lane. The roses smelled better, the grass was a little greener, and the blue sky radiated God’s love. Wade and Wesley will be home Wednesday. Both are so anxious to see Wendy and the rest of the family.

May this be your best Thanksgiving with you and your family. We must not take anything for granted. Material things will pass away. Let’s all count our blessings. We truly have much to be thankful for: God, family, friends and health.

Let us come before Him with Thanksgiving. Psalm 95:2

lollipops and potatoes

Wendy slept so well last night. She only woke up once for pain medicine. She was up at 7:30 am, nauseous and in a good amount of pain. Breakfast was cut short because of the nausea. She went back to bed and an early morning nap really helped. Wendy is so happy to be home. She is still in a lot of pain but being home is what she needs to fully heal.

Micah and the boys came by at noon. Seeing them was surreal. She felt like she was having an out of body experience. Both boys walked in slowly. She asked, "can I have a hug?" Jadon ran over first. Just inches away, he stared at her face for almost three minutes. It was as if he didn't really believe it was her. She enjoyed being so close to him, studying him, almost as if she was re-learning his face. He was interested in the Wound V.A.C. and stayed close. She called Skyler over. He laid his head on her shoulder and squeezed her tighter than he ever has before. He then went over to GB and cried while hugging her. His tears were joyful, relieved tears. Wendy told him to come back. He climbed up in the chair with her and rested on her for a long time. Wendy said they've grown so much in a month's time. Skyler is blossoming. Jadon did a dance for Wendy and shared about Halloween and what he wants for Christmas. Wendy enjoyed every second of the time they spent together this afternoon being reunited, catching up, and getting adjusted to being together again.

Both boys love Wendy's walker. They pushed the buttons, climbed up and on it, and practiced walking with it.

Wendy enjoyed a special moment with Jadon today coloring up at the table. He drew a picture of her and she drew a picture of him. His drawing of Wendy captured her perfectly, two eyes, nose, mouth, lollipop, and potato. You know Wendy, never without a lollipop and potato.

Both of the boys are battling a little sickness and are on antibiotics. It was important that Wendy get to see them today, for her heart and emotional healing. However, it is even more important that she stay healthy. Micah took the boys back home for the rest of the day and evening. Once home tonight Micah called Wendy and told her how different the boys seem already. They seem peacefully content and are radiating happiness. It was a good evening at the Manzo home.

  • Wendy doesn't get sick.
  • Skyler and Jadon are fully healed so they can spend more time with their mommy.
  • Micah, CB, and GB don't get sick.
  • Strength for GB as she is Wendy's 24/7 nurse.

Friday, November 20, 2009

home again, home again

It was thought earlier this week Wendy might be discharged this coming weekend. Wendy tried to sit patiently with the thought of going home so soon. She thought about what it would be like to be home every minute she was awake. Her patience and her ability to trust was fully tested. After a thorough assessment this morning her team decided she was ready to go home today. At last, Wendy was cleared to go home.

The discharge process was quite extensive. Wendy went home with a Wound V.A.C., prescriptions, and orders for a home health nurse (who will start coming on Monday). Wendy will be using a walker, a quad cane, and a wheel chair.

The drive home from UC Davis was exhausting, painful, and stressful. Wendy was completely worn out by the time they arrived back in Madera. A balloon arch spanned across the front porch, waiting for Wendy's arrival, welcoming her home. She will be staying at her parents' house during the next weeks or months, while her recovery is still so critical. She has yet to see Skyler and Jadon because they are both sick and on antibiotics. At this point she is just SO thankful to be out of the hospital. She said a recliner has never felt so good. She has beyond enjoyed being home, looking at all of the framed family photos, especially the ones of the boys.

Doctors orders firmly state that Wendy is to have NO visitors. It is imperative she stay away from germs and that she get A LOT of rest. She has a long way to go and her recovery is just beginning. Please allow Wendy and her family time to readjust. Wendy will continue to share information through this blog and will communicate when she is able and ready to start receiving phone calls and visits.

Wendy will miss the amazing nurses, doctors, therapists, and staff that cared for her for the past month. Nurse Sandy from the ICU came to visit Wendy one last time early this morning. She sent Wendy on her way with a quote that truly captures the epitome of what Wendy has become. You thought Wendy was gentle, kind, and generous before the surgery? You just wait.

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggles, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people don't just happen."
- Elizabeth Kuber-Ross

BIG news...


More details to follow later tonight once she is settled. It's raining on the road so pray for safe travels for GB and Wendy.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

team wendy

The River Bluff community came together tonight to support a great school and a beloved teacher. Micah, Jadon, and CB were present to personally thank so many for the love and generosity that has been bestowed upon Wendy and the Beckett and Manzo families.

An extra special thank you to the amazing and selfless River Bluff parents for planning, donating, and running such a successful event tonight. Thank you to Julie Jobinger, Charlene Cowin, Karen Goldsberry, Lisa Renwick, Suzanne Lanfranco and countless others who donated their time, money, and love to making the spaghetti dinner and bake sale a huge success. Thank you also to the River Bluff staff and students for helping the night go off without a hitch. A very special thank you to the Otis Spunkmeyer Company that donated and baked 500 cookies.

Local graphic design and custom screen printing company, HardDriven designed the "Team Wendy" t-shirts. HardDriven is donating all money raised from the t-shirt sales to Wendy. T-shirt orders can be placed at the River Bluff office until 3:00 pm tomorrow (11/20). For additional information about the "Team Wendy" t-shirt sales please email Julie Jobinger at

Donations of all kinds, monetary or service based, are still welcome at any time. All monetary donations can be made through the "lend a hand" link on this blog. Any other donations please contact Erin at

Newscaster Kopi from Great Day made an appearance at tonight's spaghetti dinner and bake sale. He will run a segment that includes information about Wendy and her incredible journey on December 1st.

four walks

Wendy had a better day. She went on four walks, two with the walker and two with the quad cane. The pain management team continues to fine tune her pain medicine. Her Fentanyl Patch is being bumped up from 75 mg to 100 mg. They've added a pain pill to combat the shooting nerve pain she is experiencing in her right quadriceps as feeling is starting to return.

Nurse Sonya and Nurse Jerry from the ICU came and visited Wendy this afternoon. She is so grateful for their continued support and care.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

wrm the trooper

Wendy was a trooper today, despite the fact that she is suffering from severe hemorrhoids. Without divulging a lot of information about the hemorrhoids, simply stated, Wendy really needs your prayer for healing.

She experienced terrible nausea at two different points during the day. It is thought that extreme pain or not enough food in her stomach, or both, is causing her to be so nauseous. Wendy is allowed to request a snack at any point during the day. Unfortunately her nausea really affected her appetite today and she didn't request any snacks and she didn't eat any dinner. Because her TPN line is gone now, it is imperative she eat enough.

Her Wound V.A.C. was changed today. The doctor that changed it thinks she will most likely go home with it. In his opinion her wound is just still too large. There has been conflicting opinions about if she will go home with it or not. Please pray she doesn't go home with it. One less hassle, one less home health nurse coming and going from their home.

Wendy's PICC line was redressed today and it is looking good.

Wendy had three special visits today from dear nurses. Nurse Jen and Nurse Suzy from the ICU dropped in to check on Wendy and let her know how much they continue to think about her. Nurse Jackie and her daughter Nicole brought their service god, Mongo to meet Wendy. The nurses at UC Davis Medical Center continue to bless and impress Wendy and her family.

Pastor Roger Leach, a family friend of the Becketts and the pastor that preached at Micah and Wendy's wedding reception came up to UC Davis Medical Center to pray for Wendy today. He felt that God spoke to his heart to come pray over Wendy and to represent and reach out on behalf of all churches, congregations, and pastors that are so fervently praying for her. He made the long visit to pray with Wendy for two short minutes. Wendy's family was so appreciative that he made the long trip and yet that he respected Wendy's need for rest and only stayed in her room for a brief moment. Wendy's family thanks him and prays that he be abundantly blessed.

GB and Wendy received the most exciting and unexpected phone call today. Wendy's cousin Janae called from Greece. They were touched by her phone call and it made both of their days.

  • Wendy's hemorrhoids are healed completely.
  • The nausea goes away and her appetite returns.
  • Her PICC line is looking good.
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,
and your healing shall spring up quickly.

Isaiah 58:8

hospital date night

Wendy didn't have a great sleep last night. Her roommate was up most of the night in a lot of audible pain. Thankfully her roommate was moved and Wendy is enjoying her own room again. As a matter of fact Wendy's room was especially chosen for her. The room is at the end of a hall and has more privacy than most. One of the charge nurses, Nurse Jackie requested the room for Wendy when she was transferred down from the ICU. Nurse Jackie's daughter stayed in the exact bed and room that Wendy is currently in a few years back. Nurse Jackie's daughter is living with a brain tumor. Her brain tumor is inoperable and she is not hire able. Her daughter is married and doing well right now, but please keep Nurse Jackie and her daughter in your prayers. Thank you God for special treatment for special Wendy.

Wendy's is free at last from her IV pole! Her PICC line now has a saline lock on it. She will go home with the PICC line, but it is currently not in use. She feels like a free woman.

Wendy is no longer on any antibiotics. She had all of the Steri-Strips (except for a couple) removed from her large incision site. No more daily Betadine cleanings and changing of Steri- Strips.

The pain management team really thinks they have "nailed" Wendy's pain medication regiment. Her pain ranged from a 5 to a 6 1/2 yesterday.

Wendy went on three walks yesterday. She and Micah went on the final walk of the night together. While they were walking GB set up a special dinner date night for the two of them. She placed two hospital dinner trays across from one another, put a pillow in the chair for Wendy and said, "dinner is served" when they returned from the walk. They got to sit and eat dinner together, alone, with no interruptions. GB joked, "sorry I couldn't find a candle." That first dinner date out in the real world will be so sweet, but probably just as special as last night's in the hospital.

Dr. Calhoun has officially recorded in Wendy's orders that she can now go outside in a wheelchair to get some fresh air.

Wendy's PT introduced her to a quad cane yesterday. Wendy walked twenty feet with the cane. She has to be taught how to walk with the cane so that she doesn't injure her knee. Her knee is very vulnerable at this point. Injuring it could cause arthritis down the road.

She will have a blood panel done today. Dr. Calhoun wants her to have more red blood cells. She is slightly anemic. She will start receiving Vitamin C and iron today.

Due to the fact that Wendy is enjoying and craving good foods like yogurt, granola bars, and pizza the TPN line has been removed. It is now up to her to get all of the nutrients, protein, and calories she needs from food. One less line!

Please pray for a dear nurse at UC Davis, Nurse Kerri and her family. Nurse Kerri's sister adopted two boys from China. They just recently returned from China with their youngest son, Jessie. Jessie is two years old and needs to have surgery to repair his club feet. Please pray for this dear family and little Jessie's surgery, his healing, and his adjustment to his new family and home.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

a very manzo christmas

A dear friend of Wendy's is organizing a very special event called "Manzo Christmas". The goal is to fill the base of their Christmas tree with presents for all. CB and GB acted as elves and inquired within for Christmas lists for Micah, Wendy, Skyler, and Jadon. If you are interested in buying something off of one or more of the Manzo's Christmas lists please email Cari at

pizza snack

Today's mid-afternoon update was written by Wendy!

"Sonya, my beloved day nurse from the ICU, just came up to visit for the 2nd time. She took my mom back down with her and is sending me back up pizza - pepperoni, mushroom, and olive, my favorite kind - for a treat. I'm hungry for my afternoon snack and oh, what a great surprise. YUM!!!! It doesn't take much these days to thrill me. Yep...really learning to appreciate the little things."

Monday, November 16, 2009

god on the mountain

Wendy has had two roommates in the last 24 hours. Debbie was admitted into Wendy's room at 1 am early this morning. Debbie was in a lot of pain. Wendy asked her what her name was and asked if she could pray for her. Debbie was grateful for the prayers because she understands the power of prayer and asking Jesus for help. Debbie, a mother of four and a grandmother is fighting lung cancer. She started running a fever after having part of her lung removed and had to be readmitted into the hospital. She will have to have more surgery and chemotherapy down the road. Wendy and GB loved the conversations they shared with Debbie today. She was a wonderful woman and rejuvenated their hearts and souls in the middle of a hard day. Your prayers for Debbie would be greatly appreciated. Wendy's second roommate is in a lot of pain. She is crying, moaning, and hasn't stopped making noises since she entered the room. Please pray she gets comfort soon and doesn't keep Wendy up tonight.

Wendy was in an incredible amount of pain ALL day. Her pain was at a 6 1/2, consistently today. The nurses don't want her pain to be above a 5. So once again they are reworking her pain medicine. They are increasing the strength of her Fentanyl patch and dropping the Norco. She will start taking Dilaudid, a narcotic analgesic every three hours.

Wendy went on three walks today. Her last walk was at around 9 pm. Her last walk was by far her longest and most successful walk. She was in so much pain today that she really had to fight and struggle to complete the first two walks.

There is talk that the Wound V.A.C. might come out before she goes home. Pray the wound closes up enough that she can go home without it. A nurse cut some extra tissue out of the wound today. It is looking so much better.

Wendy's TPN line is delivering an ever lower potency of nutrients. Wendy had a pretty good appetite tonight. She told one of her nurses, Nurse Jackie that she didn't think she would make it to dinner without a snack. It was pretty close to dinner time and "snack time" had long since passed in the kitchen. Nurse Jackie gave Wendy her own personal snack. Wendy enjoyed a pre-dinner snack of tasty strawberry cheesecake Yoplait and a granola bar thanks to generous and selfless Nurse Jackie. Wendy's nurses have been amazing and constantly go above and beyond to take care of their patients. She ate most of her raviolis and a tiny green salad tonight. Praise God for Wendy's returning appetite!

Dr. Calhoun's nurse, Nurse Valerie suggested Wendy take one of her walks in the ICU tomorrow. Visiting the ICU and getting to see the nurses will most likely give her a positive and much needed boost. She is trying so hard to stay positive but she is in a serious amount of pain right now.

Her hands, arms, feet, and legs are still extremely swollen. She continues to take potassium and Lasix to help relieve some of the swelling.

GB would like to send out an extra special thank you to Joella for giving her a tasty green salad and chicken. GB was in Wendy's room ALL day today because of the constant pain Wendy was in. GB was so grateful to have packed the salad and chicken for lunch, because there wasn't a moment for her to leave today.

While Wendy was working through her pain today with her eyes closed she quietly started singing a song. She could only remember a few of the lines. Her Uncle Kenny sang the song when Wendy was a little girl. The words brought her comfort today. He is still great, He hasn't diminished even though she is going through such a tough time. The words were from the song, "God on the Mountain". Enjoy the sweet words that brought an even sweeter Wendy comfort today.

God on the Mountain

Life is easy when you're up on the mountain
And you've got peace of mind like you've never known.
But then things change and you're down in the valley.
Don't lose faith for you're never alone.

For the God on the mountain is still God in the valley.
When things go wrong, He'll make it right.
And the God of the good times is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day is still God in the night.

You talk of faith when you're up on the mountain.
Oh but the talk comes easy when life's at its best.
But it's down in the valley of trials and temptation
That's when faith is really put to the test.

For the God on the mountain is still God in the valley.
When things go wrong, He'll make it right.
And the God of the good times is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day is still God in the night.

  • Wendy gets good sleep tonight.
  • Her pain level is below a 5 tomorrow.
  • She gets to take a walk in the ICU.
  • The Wound V.A.C. comes out before she goes home.
  • The Wound V.A.C. is doing its job.
  • The joy Debbie brought to Wendy and GB today.
  • Nurse Jackie, Yoplait, and a granola bar.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

goodbye to lines and pumps

Wendy continues to show slight improvements. Unfortunately she battled with nausea again today. GB and Wendy have decided that it is the large Super Motrin pill cut into four (still large) jagged pieces that is causing her so much trouble. Wendy is hoping to take three smaller, round 200 mg Super Motrin pills instead of the one large 600 mg pill.

Three walks today! The nurses encourage her to engage in conversation while she is walking. She was interrupted mid-sentence today and had to end her walk early because her heart rate was up significantly high. Even though she didn't show any outward physical signs of exhaustion or difficulty breathing, her high heart rate was definitely elevated and her system stressed. Wendy must use oxygen when she goes on longer walks.

She is back on solid foods. She will receive the last bag of nutrients through her TPN line tonight at 10 pm. The nutrients will continue to flow until 10 am. Wendy must eat enough fat, protein, and nutrients on her own. Pray she continues to have an appetite and eats enough to make her body function effectively.

Wendy has started to experience some feeling in her numb leg. The feeling is uncomfortable unfortunately. The numb part of her leg is throbbing and hot. At this point she'll take what she can get.

She has been fighting a headache and chills before bed for the last two nights. GB thinks she needs more sleep. Wendy didn't get much sleep the night before and no nap during the day. Thankfully she got a short nap today.

Wendy is very anxious about losing her PCA Infusion Pump tomorrow. The pain management team has issued her a standing prescription for pain medication to be available to be put into her PICC line if she is in a lot of pain. She will continue to receive pain relief from the Fentanyl patch, Norcol, and Super Motrin.

Wendy had a light bulb moment tonight. After receiving her daily heparin shot in her stomach her eyes flew open and she said, "now I know why these heparin shots hurt more every day! It's because I'm getting less pain medication every day." That's some cruel clarity for you.

Her white blood cell count is normal and her blood levels are returning to normal and looking better every day.

Please pray for Thomas, Leslie, and their two daughters who are in their early twenties. Thomas is fighting leukemia at UC Davis Medical Center. He has been in the hospital multiple times. If the current treatment doesn't work he'll probably have a month to live. Thomas needs a healing MIRACLE. GB said she would have Wendy's prayer warriors pray for Thomas because we hurt for those in pain and believe in prayer.

  • Wendy is less swollen.
  • She is comfortable and doesn't feel extreme pain.
  • She isn't anxious about pain.
  • She is experiencing feeling in her numb leg.
  • Her white blood cell count is normal!
  • She is losing a line and a pump.
"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today; let us move forward with strong and active faith." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

day 28 from cb

Today's update was written by Wendy's dad, CB.

DAY 28

"Because He lives We can face tomorrow. Because He lives all fear is gone. Because I know He holds the future. And life is worth living just because He lives.

Friends and Family,

Georgia and I are still with Wendy at the hospital. I will return to Madera tonight to care for the grand boys for the week. Georgia will remain to love and care for Wendy until she is home. Our HOPE and PRAYER is to be reunited by THANKSGIVING.

Simply put, Wendy must be able to do the following on her own before she is released:
* proper bowel functions
* consume solid foods to sustain her without the IV nutrition
* walk on her own with walker
* no IV’s for medicine or pain

She will go home with a Wound V.A.C. and a home health nurse for assistance. The most beautiful nurse in the world, her mother will care for her. Weeks and weeks of physical therapy will follow.

Our family loves you so much. Thank you for support and prayers. In His time, in His time He makes all things beautiful."


god's good timing

"Why does God wait until the money is gone? Why does he wait until the sickness has lingered? I don't know. I only know his timing is always right. I can only say he will do what is best. Though you hear nothing, he is speaking. Though you see nothing, he is acting. With God there are no accidents. Every incident is intended to bring us closer to him." - Max Lucado

God will always give what is right to his people who cry to him night and day,
and he will not be slow to answer them. Luke 18:7

Saturday, November 14, 2009

pickles please

Wendy was extremely nauseous again today. When she is this nauseous it really sets her back, making it impossible for her to eat and walk. She couldn't even focus on the directions her PT was giving her because she was so on the verge of throwing up. She ended up vomiting in the late afternoon and finally felt some temporary relief.

The pain team is continuing to taper off the pain medicine she can receive through her PCA Infusion Pump. She is now receiving Norco every two hours. Four hours in between pills was just too long. She is still in an extreme amount of pain.

Wendy's dad read her more comments from the blog tonight. She just listened and cried. She is so humbled and overwhelmed.

Wendy unintentionally sat in a chair for four consecutive hours today. Her feet were swollen beyond a pregnant person's feet. Her mom had to rub her feet before she could even attempt to stand up. When her feet and legs swell to this extent it takes a long time for the pain to go away. Wendy requests special prayer for her swollen feet and legs because it is so painful.

She is still receiving nutrients from the TPN line, but only at night, which has made her hungrier during the day. She received soft foods tonight, but because she was so hungry she requested something more substantial. She asked for a turkey sandwich but because they were out ended up eating a hamburger. She was hesitant that the hamburger might be too rich, but her nurse encouraged her to try it. Boy was she glad she ended up with a hamburger because it came with pickles. She piled all four pickles onto that burger. The pickles tasted like pure perfection. Tonight's pickles reminded her of Jadon. Whenever she goes through the drive-thru with the boys Jadon always requests a cheeseburger with NO pickles. He continually reminds her, "no pickles" all they way up until she orders. When she places the order she always asks Jadon, "you want ten pickles right?" The story made her laugh and then cry. She went on to say that she believes the Lord helped her block the boys out of her mind until now. In the last day and a half she has really been struck with an intense pain in her heart and cannot stop thinking about them. She misses her husband and boys so much.

Wendy is hoping she can continue to walk, eat, drink, and have happy bowels. It is imperative she has success in all four areas. Please pray that she improves daily so she can go home soon. The days are passing more slowly now that she is aware.

Hunter was released from the ICU today. He is now in a recovery room!

  • No nausea and no swelling!
  • She gets relief from Norco and the reduced amount of medicine she receives from the PCA.
  • The following days of recovery pass quickly so she can go home.
This is what the Lord God says: I, myself,
will search for my sheep and take care of them. Ezekiel 34:11

Friday, November 13, 2009

corners being turned

Wendy's bowels woke up around midnight which made for a long night with little sleep. Pray her gastrointestinal system is healing and will work well from here on out.

Today was a better day than yesterday. She only vomited once and luckily her pills didn't come back up. Her nurse commented that her ability to keep the pills down was quite a talent. Wendy told her it wasn't talent, but prayer. She prays before the pills are delivered, as she swallows them down, and while she waits for her stomach to settle once they are down.

She started on yet another new pain medication today, Norco. This specific narcotic pain reliever is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Norco and 600mg of Motrin will be given to Wendy every four hours. She gets very uncomfortable before the four hour interval is up so she is still able to access pain medication from the PCA Infusion Pump.

Wendy went on three walks today. She also met with both her OT and PT. Her OT is teaching her how to move, bend, and complete every day activities independently. Because of her large incision site she is unable to bend her torso. She was taught how to use a grabber tool to pull up socks, clothes, and reach for items instead of bending over.

If Wendy gets good sleep tonight and has a productive morning she will get to go outside for the first time in 27 days! A nurse suggested Wendy and her dad walk over and grab a warm beverage from Starbucks. Her nurses are hoping the trip outside will inspire her to get out of the hospital even more quickly.

Wendy had her Wound V.A.C. changed today. The incision site continues to heal and get smaller. The nurse said that they will start changing it every three days. She won't have to have it changed again until Monday. Wendy is thankful for the extra day because the removal and re-installation process is very painful. Wendy will most likely go home with the Wound V.A.C.

Wendy's roommate went home today. Her nurse is going to try and prevent a new roommate from moving in in the next 24 hours and limit as many interruptions as possible so she can get some rest tonight.

An extra special thank you to Nurse Scarlett for taking such good care of Wendy today. She was like a little mother hen to Wendy, extremely attentive of her needs and protective over her opportunities to sleep.

CB and GB really feel like Wendy turned a corner today. They are seeing slight improvements. They all continue to do the best they can and are thankful for their family and friends' heart felt prayers and selfless gestures.

  • Wendy's gastrointestinal system continues to work and is healthy.
  • She gets more sleep tonight.
  • No more nausea.
  • Wound V.A.C. being changed every three days.
  • Occupational and physical therapists that encourage and teach independence.
  • No roommate and a quieter room tonight.
Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5

the busy hospital

Wendy had a long day yesterday, two consecutive days of nausea is really starting to get her down. The doctors are working hard to find pain medicines that work, yet that don't stop her gastrointestinal system from functioning.

GB said last night, "don't go to the hospital if you want to get some rest." The vital checks, x-rays, breathing treatments, rounds by doctors and surgeon, and countless other interruptions prevent anyone from getting any privacy or rest. They've been at this hospital thing for almost a month now. They need your prayers for relief and stamina.

Wendy's large incision site is looking great and the Wound V.A.C. continues to help the smaller incision site heal more quickly.

From an emotional standpoint Wendy is hanging in there. She only cries when she talks about the boys. She never complains and is trying very hard to take as little pain medication as possible. She is starting to get used to constant pain.

UC Davis patient, Hunter had a better day yesterday. They had him in an almost sitting position in his bed. It was obvious he was pleased with the upright position, it was almost as if his facial expression was saying, "wow!" He looks much better than last week.

  • Wendy's stomach, intestines, and bowels heal and work together.
  • Wendy and her family get good rest.
  • She is reunited with her boys soon.
  • The large incision site is looking good and the smaller one is looking better every day

Thursday, November 12, 2009

mrs. manzo's bake sale

The River Bluff Spaghetti Dinner and Honorary Mrs. Manzo Bake Sale is only a week away. The event is set for Thursday, November 19th. All proceeds from the spaghetti dinner sales will go to River Bluff. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to Wendy. Spaghetti dinner tickets are $5, bake sale items will range in price. Dinner tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Please buy tickets in advance at the River Bluff office or by contacting PTA member, Julie Jobinger at

The dinner will take place in the River Bluff Elementary Cafeteria
at 1650 West Palo Alto in Fresno. Dinner will be served in two shifts, one from 5:00 - 6:00 pm and the other from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

Your support of River Bluff and Mrs. Manzo will be greatly appreciated!

tummy troubles...again

Wendy is off of foods again. Her gastrointestinal system is not working and her bowels are even more asleep. Before Wendy can even think about going home she has to start eating, drinking, and going to the bathroom. When Dr. Calhoun's nurse listened to Wendy's stomach today she couldn't hear anything which means there is no movement. She will have an x-ray of her stomach taken today. She will receive all nutrients through the TPN line for at least four more days. All nutrients will be given at night so she has an appetite during the day.

Nurse Sonya, one of Wendy's ICU nurses came up and visited her today. Wendy cried when she saw her and asked for a hug. She told Nurse Sonya, "you don't know how much I miss you." Her visit really lifted Wendy's spirits.

The potassium pills are hard on Wendy. Pray they will give it to her in a liquid form through her TPN line.

  • Her stomach, intestines, and bowels start working together.
  • She can receive potassium through the TPN line.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

a bittersweet shower

Wendy woke up feeling not quite right this morning. It wasn't until 2 pm when she vomited A LOT did she start to feel better. Swallowing large pain pills and trying to eat when she has no appetite are most likely the two factors that caused her to be sick. Wendy's chart now requires that all of her large pain pills be split into a smaller, more manageable pieces.

Wendy got a shower today. It was a bittersweet experience. She had her Wound V.A.C. removed before taking her shower. They cleaned the open incision site in the shower and let the water run through it. By the time Wendy got out of the shower she was in a tremendous amount of pain, completely pale, and was shaking uncontrollably from shock. They wrapped her up in a blanket, put her wet hair in a towel, and put her back in bed for an hour. Once she started feel better a surgeon came in and replaced her Wound V.A.C. He did a tremendous job. He was firm, confident, and extremely gentle. It was the easiest and least painful Wound V.A.C. replacement yet!

The TPN tube that delivers proteins, nutrients, and fat is now being tapered. She is now receiving the power packed fluid at a slower rate and for fewer hours in the day. She is drinking a "health shake" with every meal. It takes her 45 minutes to an hour to just take one bite of food. She needs prayers for her appetite to increase and for her stomach to not be upset.

She has started to swell again. Last night her face started to swell and today her arms, legs, hands, and feet started to swell. They aren't sure why. She is receiving Lasix and Potassium again. As soon as she started back on the two drugs her extreme heat flashes returned. She is most likely allergic to one of the two. Unfortunately swelling is more problematic than extreme heat flashes so she'll have to endure them until the swelling goes down.

The ultrasound of Wendy's legs came back with a very positive outcome, no blood clots. Now for the next test. Wendy will have an Electromyography (EMG) test done during one of her check up appointments after she's been released. The test will determine if the nerve damage near the femoral artery is temporary or permanent.

Wendy was feeling better by the end of the day. She was comfortable in bed wearing her freshly laundered little pink booties when she told her mom to head back to her room and get some rest. A better ending to a rough day.

The mother GB just recently met, Letha from Modesto had tremendous new to share today. Letha's youngest son Mark who had both kidneys removed last Saturday has shown great improvement in the last few days. He gets to go home tomorrow! He will receive in home care and will report to the hospital daily for dialysis appointments. GB met and has committed to pray for yet another family in need. A 17 year old named Mark is at UC Davis trying to find a ventilator that works well for him. He has had severe health issues his entire life. Pray he responds well to treatments and finds a ventilator that brings him relief. GB asked if she could add their family to Wendy's blog. They were so appreciative and thankful to know that a large group of prayerful people would be remembering them.

  • Wendy swallows the smaller section of pills more easily.
  • Her appetite returns and increases.
  • The swelling goes away so the extreme heat spells can go away.
  • The gentle and patient surgeon that reinstalled the Wound V.A.C. so smoothly.
  • No blood clots in her legs!
  • Clean pink booties on her feet at the end of a long day.
Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:13