Be completely humble and gentle;
be patient, bearing with one another in love.
~Ephesians 4:2 (NIV)~
Josiah is finally out of the cath lab (they finished up about 1:30 pm) & settled in his room (since about 2 pm). He seems to be doing good. The veins in his legs have rerouted themselves due to all the central lines he’s had in the past. This caused an issue with putting in the stents because they are no longer straight but look like sideway V’s. The other option was to go through the neck but they would’ve had to do a u-turn to get the stent in one vein & just leave the other vein closed since it had completely collapsed. The only other option was to go through the liver…so that is what they did. It was the most direct path to get both stents in place. So he now has 2 stents. They have him on IV sedation since he can’t move for 6 hrs. They will be monitoring his liver visually & by labs to make sure he doesn’t have any internal bleeding following the cath. The dr was pleased with the stents & he will have to have another cath in about 2.5 months to increase the stent size which will provide more stability for the veins. After that, he will most likely have a cath every 3-4 months for about a year then they will decrease to about every 6 months. He will also be on a new med for 4-5 months as a trial to see if it will slow down the progression of his pulmonary vein stenosis. If all goes well tonight and he can get back to his home settings on the vent, he should be able to go home tomorrow. To God be the glory!!! ❤
Continued prayers for Josiah and his family are greatly appreciated.
Diane Strickland had back surgery yesterday. All seems to have gone well. Let’s thank God for this good report.
Douglas Crawford of the Line Creek area passed away yesterday at home. Please be in prayer for his family.
Barbara “Barb” Gaut Graham
December 07, 1934 – January 26, 2019
Barbara “Barb” Gaut Graham of Baton Rouge passed away January 26, 2019 at the age of 84 with her three daughters by her side. A private funeral service was held. Barb was a beautiful soul with a spirit that was strong and free. She was loved by many for her kind heart and fun nature. She treasured her time with her family and made family and friends feel loved and special. She enjoyed traveling and was always willing to bring along anyone that wanted to join her. A trip with Barb was like no other, and she had a way of helping others see the beauty in simple things that might have gone unnoticed. Barbara leaves behind her daughters Kim Lowery (Bill), Wendy LeBlanc (Mark) and Dana Bass (Brandon). She especially enjoyed her role as Meme, and she adored her grandchildren Keely Roussel (Ryan), Caroline LeBlanc, Aubrey and Brandon Le Barrett, and her great grandchildren Kate and Ryder Roussel. She is also survived by her sister Gail Ragusa. She was preceded in death by her parents Pearl Swindle, F. L. Swindle and Arlie Gaut, and brothers Gary Gaut, Sr. and Ron Gaut. The family would like to thank the compassionate caregivers at Capital Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Hospice in His Care, and a special thank you to Chaplain Tommy Cain, Sr. for his spiritual support. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you perform an act of kindness in memory of Barb. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Joseph “Ricky” Fabre, Sr.
July 20, 1979 – January 28, 2019
A resident of Amite passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at his home. He was born July 20, 1979 in Hammond and was 39 years of age. He was an outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his parents, Billy and Tammy Fabre; son, Joseph “Ricky” Fabre, Jr.; sister, Nikki Fabre; nephew, Ryatt Ellis; grandmother, Pauline Stevens. Preceded in death by grandparents, Richard Stevens, Joseph I. Fabre, Sr. and Lou Fabre. Visitation at Kedron Baptist Church, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, February 1, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Jake Williams. Interment Kedron Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Read the Bible
- Psalm 120:8-9
- Psalm 138: 1-2
- Psalm 144: 9-10
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