Sunday, April 11, 2010


Hi Everyone!
I have been trying to keep very very busy today. My brother Vince has taken a turn for the worse. So when I say, "and the hits just keep on coming," I do mean hits. Vince had to have blood last night from anemia. Hmmmm he has been in hospital 15 days now. Yaaaa think the medical staff could have seen anemia???? In addition his kidney has failed. He is back on dialysis. I have spoken to him a few times today but he is heavily sedated. I am heart sick and feel so helpless.
So that is my day in a nutshell. I sure hope all of you are having a good day.
Bead with Honor and Integrity


  1. awww i am so sorry Miss Nicole...i know its hard but keep your faith hun...miracles do have a lot of friends saying, hoping,thinking and praying for him. the "helpless" feeling is the worse I least for a huge control freak! Sending you huge hugs...beth

  2. oh,Nicole..I am so sorry..will
    keep on praying ! it's so hard,and yes..things do get have to stay on top of the doctors and labs and xrays and medicines!
    sending big hugs..Ann

  3. Praying for Vince and thinking of you, Nicole. Big hugs.

  4. Oh Nicole, I'm so sorry to hear this. Poor Vince has been through so much, it breaks my heart to hear what he is going through :-( I can't believe the hospital staff didn't pick up his anaemia sooner?! I can imagine your feeling of helplessness, it is hard to be away from Vince when he is unwell. You will see him soon enough, and that will lift his spirits immensely. Please stay strong, stay positive, and hope for the best. Hugs, B. -xo-

  5. Nicole, Gosh Sweetie I'm so sorry to you and to your family and for your brother. I wish there was something that I could do to help him. He's had my continued prayers, as well as you and your family also. I'm very sorry Nicole and pray that Vince gets well soon!
    Giant hugs to you...

  6. Hello all of my wonderful friends. Thank you so much for all of your caring. I honestly don't know what I would do if I didn't have all of you in my life.

  7. Oh, honey, I'm so sorry. Hold on to the vision of Vince getting better. I'll do the same, and send love healing thoughts his way.

  8. Nicole, I have been praying for your brother. I have a brother that lives 12 hours away and he too is having kidney problems. It concerns me so much and I find myself remembering your brother. Then I pray for them both. I pray he will be doing better soon.
    Blessings, to you sweet friend,

  9. So sorry for Vince's continued ill health. I am keeping him and you in my prayers.

  10. There are no words, Nicole. Except for a kinship...I have lost everyone in my family but one sister. I know about the heartache of watching someone you love deteriorate. Please know my prayers are with you and your family. I believe miracles happen every day. Sometimes the miracle isn't what we expect or think we need, but I take comfort in knowing we are never alone in our struggles. Contact me if you need an ear...go through ArtFire and I'll give you my email address. God bless you...

    Chatty Cat's

  11. So sorry to hear that Vince has taken a turn for the worse. I will keep sending sending good vibes. Keep your chin up Nicole - I know the both of you will get through this and come out smiling at the other end.


  12. Nicole, I'm so sorry about your brother. I'm keeping Vince in my thoughts and asking the angels to surround him with love and care and healing to get well soon. And to give you strength. Lots of HUGS ♥!

  13. Thinking of you and Vince, Nicole.I hope you have some good news soon

  14. Sorry to hear this latest update. I am thinking of Vince and praying for his recovery.


  15. I'm so sorry to hear that! I'm sending along lots of hugs and healing thoughts.

  16. Nicole, I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayer's are with you and your brother Vince. ::hugs::

  17. What can I do, but send more Love...

  18. why aren't my comments showing up :(


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