Update on Denae – we are at the half-way point

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Update on Denae – we are at the half-way point

The power of  prayer

Only 8 more days to go until the C-section.  The nurses say that every once in a while a patient who has placenta previa will start bleeding prior to the c-section date and when that happens things move very quickly.  So while Denae is doing fine convalescing at Seton Medical center, that could change without much warning and turn into a very serious situation.

Whenever I see our friends or family, they always ask how Denae is doing, and the reply is usually the same, she is doing great, but a little bored.  And when they ask about me and the family, I give a similar response.  Often when I tell people how good things are, I feel somewhat awkward because things are going so well.  Then I remember that prayer is very powerful and if not for the multitude of prayers that are being said for us things might not be going as well as they are.  Denae might have not stopped bleeding, she might have slipped into a depression or despair from being separated from her husband and children.  On my side the house could be a wreck, bill not being paid, kids not getting to their events and not having regular meals.  But the support of prayers as well as volunteers and visitors have ensured that none of these worst case scenarios have come to pass.  Denae and I have had our share of challenges, but they are minor compared to what could be happening.

So keep up the prayers, they are powerful and keep up the support, we still need it.

Current Status for Denae

  • C-section scheduled for March 10th
  • Probably be in the hospital for 4-5 days after delivery to recover from the C-section.  Hopefully coming home on March 15th.
  • Denae is in room 204 at Seton Medical Center on 38th street near Lamar in Central Austin
  • Her phone number is 512-845-0757
  • Email address – denae [at] hebert.austin.tx.us
  • Facebook – Denae Hebert
  • Skype video call – denaehebert (phone call first)

Current Status for Allen and family

  • We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received.  It has certainly made life run pretty close to normal.
  • We have been eating very well, for the most part, kids have been making their normally scheduled outside of the home events and they are going to bed on time.
  • I have had to give up my morning swimming routine, but that is a very small sacrifice given the circumstances.  I have also given up attending daily mass on a regular basis.  As a single parent there is not much time for anything other than washing clothes, feeding the family and resolving sibling disagreements, oh and working my day job.
  • And lastly one of the most important things that have kept the family running smoothly, is our wonderful Nanny Maria.
  • Meals are being provided for us until March 15th and will probably be adding more dates early next week to assist us after Mom and the baby come home.  So keep an eye on this blog for further details.

May God continue to bless you and your families.  Please continue to keep us in your prayers, they have been and continue to be very helpful.


  1. Judy Longoria says:

    So glad to hear that things are going well for all. We will continue to keep you guys in our prayers. Love and Peace, Judy, Noe, and the kids:)

  2. Tricia Molina says:

    Hi alan,
    I am glad things are going well for your family. Come back to the pool soon. We will keep a lane open for you.

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