Day 307 | JULY 14, 2022

Good evening, Friends, today is day 307 of our new and amazing life.


This morning I woke up and I was very anxious, since last night Charlie was not feeling too well, they started her antibiotics, and she had surgery scheduled for today, I felt the need to know what was going on early on.


This is the problem with anxiety. It comes from the need of desire to control the future and situations outside of our control. Even though I know this, I just couldn’t help myself, the issue is when I am anxious, it is hard to focus and even eat!


Around 8am, I called Charlie and she didn’t pick up, so I thought she could have gone to the OR, around 8:30a she calls me back, no OR yet, and her head is about to explode, she didn’t have any update to give me about her possible infection, only that her doctor does think she has some sort of infection and has started the antibiotics, but she is also anemic and in need to blood.


After talking with Charlie, I started my day. I actually had a good day at work, and around 11am, I called to check with Charlie’s nurse but she was not available.


I messaged Charlie and she responded, her surgery was moved to tomorrow, due to the fact the OR was full.


I guess it was a good thing so she could rest and give her body a chance to fight this infection.


Charlie pretty much slept all day. Around 4:30pm, she called and said she was feeling a little better and she would like to see me today.


As I was about to head to Richmond, this big rain storm came by, so I decided to wait until the heavy rain passed, and by 5:30pm I headed to Richmond.


Charlie was very happy to see me and I was also happy to see her, she did feel better and was able to eat dinner that I brought in, we decided to watch a movie to east our minds of the reality of our situation, tonight’s movie was “Bliss” on Amazon Prime, it was entertaining.


After the movie, Charlie and I talked and Charlie was honest and told how hard the last two days have been, and how she felt scared last night, she felt very sick, she is also concerned about tomorrow’s surgery, it is a big and painful surgery, I tried to give her some words of encouragement, but moments like tonight, being silent is the best support one can give.


As I leave VCU today, my heart is aching. I am suffering with Charlie; it is not easy and it is not fair. I pray that God can console her heart, because she is suffering.


Thank you for your prayers and generosity, we are so grateful for you!


Tomorrow will be a difficult day; I am sure I will be anxious until she is back into her room from the OR.


Please pray for a successful surgery tomorrow and for Charlie’s to feel God's comfort.


Have a Good night and May God Bless You!


André


Charlie and Julien .jpeg

Cheering on Charlie. 

On Friday, September 10th, Charlie Anne Xavier was in a horrific and life-changing accident. Though she’s surprising her doctors and nurses daily with her incredible strength and resilience, this road to recovery will be an incredibly long one. 

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