Kitty Home from Hospital!

Well…let’s hope third time is the charm!

Kitty is back from the hospital, and this time I think she looks better than she has the last two times; her IV meds are being extended, but she wants to return to work asap and while I worry about her overdoing it, I do think it might be helpful for her to get back into the swing of her life.

I thank you all so much for your prayers on her behalf (and on my son’s) and please know that they too are very appreciative. It’s quite humbling to know that people who have no connection to you have such a generosity of spirit that they will extend prayers for you. I believe God will be generous in his blessings to those who are generous in this way. He is never outdone in generosity!

As this very long and taxing drama is (we hope) finally winding down, my son is encountering a new challenge; his hours were cut at work, and while that means he (thankfully) still has a job — and even sick days and paid vacation — he is sadly out of health insurance, for the time being. His employer — and they’ve been working very hard to help keep people employed through a budget crunch — says they hope they can bring back to full-employment with the insurance again, perhaps in 9 months or so. I really hope so.

But…please pray that he stays healthy! :-)

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  • Frances

    Well, Blessed Be God! I pledge my Sunday mass for her. And for your son.

    Reminds me of the article I just read about Its A Wonderful Life. We sure do turn to the Lord when the going gets tough and He really does hear us.

    Hooray for Kitty!

  • Win Nelson

    Thank you for sharing the good news about Kitty! May the Lord continue to provide her with healing.

    May the Lord keep your sons in the Palm of His Hand, from this day and forever more.

    And may He also relieve you of all unnecessary anxiety.

    God bless!

  • Melody

    I’m so glad to hear that Kitty is on the mend; I will pray for her continued recovery.
    If your son is under 26, you may be able to add him to your health insurance. Check this link:

  • Kathleen

    wonderful news! continued prayers for all your family.

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    I will keep Kitty in my prayers.

  • fiestamom

    So thankful that Kitty is out of the hospital, Praise the Lord. Sorry to hear about your son, I’ll pray that he stays healthy, and that his employer’s business picks up. This economy is horrible. I know so many out of work, and I’ve never had friend(s) be unemployed for this long. I wish the media would start telling the truth. Sorry for the rant…. but I’m getting nervous about our country.

  • Judith L

    It’s a privilege to pray for you and those dear to you, Dear Anchoress. Wonderful news about Kitty. She and your son will remain in my prayers.

  • Jenny

    Has your son considered getting an individual policy with a really high deductible? A policy for a healthy young man with a 5K deductible probably doesn’t cost as much as you might think. It would basically be hospital insurance, but keep an unexpected illness or accident from wrecking him financially. Glad to hear that Kitty is doing better.

  • Klaire

    Jenny is correct, no one should be without catastrophic health insurance, and it is fairly inexpensive for a young and healthy person. If I had my way, it would be the ONLY insurance offered, as it only kicks in for the big stuff, and is a win win for most and keeping down health care cost. It even pays for yearly checkups and things like mamograms and colon ca screens.

    Also, I suspect your son knows that legally his is entitled to COBRA for 18 months, a continuation of his employer’s insurance. It isn’t cheap, (roughly around $400-500 a month), but it can’t be denied if for some reason he has some preexisting condidtion.

    [Thanks, all. I DID advise my son to look into catastrophic insurance. COBRA is a tough nut to crack with his student loans also bearing down. -admin]