Tuesday, 19 January 2010

A decisive step on the journey....

Karena was quite sick through the night. As expected, her bowel has now stopped functioning....so they have stopped the laxatives and given her some more meds to dry things up in the stomach and to stop her sickness, and she has also stopped eating as a consequence. So she has not been sick today, which has been much better for her. We both had a jolly good cry earlier today as it feels like another very decisive step on the journey we are all on. They have told us that Karena should live at least another 3 days, but probably less than 10. One of the drugs they are now using will make her even more tired/sleepy than she already is.
She is still strong in heart though and we had some giggles tonight as we read "Christmas Chaos for the 100mph dog". Most amusing - a funny family read !
Tomorrow I have taken the children out of school in order to spend the day with their mum. We will finish the book hopefully and perhaps watch a video, look at some photos and play a game or two. Karena will be he hub of our attention of course (when she is awake). Should be fun - these are very precious days.

So it looks like by the end of next week Karena will meet Jesus face-to-face.

Rom 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


  1. Well done on taking the children out of school to spend more precious time together.
    Stay strong Craig.
    We all love you all. You are constantly in our minds.

  2. As I worked around the house today, God brought you all to my mind and I prayed. Dave and I are praying for you all, and we are inspired by your faith and obedience in turning to Him again and again. What a wonderful family.
    We're with you guys in prayer and faith.
    Love, The Ropers xxx

  3. We prayed for Karena this morning ....standing with you shoulder to shoulder.
    Have a great family day tomorrow..finish the book...hug..laugh..cry...be together....

    Each moment will be precious memories.

  4. Thinking of you all every single day and sending our love, Helen, Jez, James, Charlottexxx

  5. What courageous Mackays you all are! Probably doesn't feel like that though! You have each other and there is great strength in that. And Jesus, an ever present help in times of trouble. We stand with you all in prayer for good memories now to take into the future. Loads of love to you fab family! xx

  6. Thinking of you all - keep brave and positive.