Monday, November 17, 2008

Your Prayers

I covet your prayers.

Three weeks ago my precious grandmother (abuela) was coming out of church when an active young man ran into her and knocked her over. In her fall she severely broke her humorous bone and ultimately needed surgery to have a prosthesis replace the upper portion of the bone. She handled the surgery well and after a few days in the hospital was sent for a week to a rehabilation center to recover and receive physical therapy. On her last day there, she was displaying some signs of illness and within a couple days of being home my grandfather had to call 911.

She was readmitted to the hospital with a bacterial infection in her colon, which was contracted at the rehabilitation center. That has now moved into her blood.

On Saturday, the doctors gave her a 10% chance of survival and my sisters and I were called with the news. Early that day, she had to be intubated and put on a respirator. Shortly after that it was determined that her kidneys were no longer functioning.

At 5:40 am on Sunday, I boarded a plane with my two kids and headed to Florida.

I am thankful that since my arrival she has made some improvements. The medical staff has increased her chances to 30%.

Yesterday they started her on dialysis and she responded well.

Today all of the doctors and nurses were positive and said that she had made slight progress.

I would love for all of you to keep her in your prayers. She has a long road to travel, but we know that God is capable of healing her frail body.

I don't have much access to the internet while I am here so I won't be able to respond to any comments for a few days or follow up on any other blogs. But, know that I appreciate all of you.

19 comments:

Chelle said...

Oh, sweetie, I am so, so, sorry :( What a hard time for your poor family. Of course I will say prayers for your grandmother, grandfather and everyone.

Sending you (((hugs))).

Wendi said...

Oh Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your Abuela.
You don't even need to ask...you have my prayers.
I will certainly be thinking of you and your family.
((hugs))
~Wendi

Casey's trio said...

Susan, I am so sorry to read this news. I will be praying for your grandmother. Blessings to you.

avtcoach said...

I am very sorry and of course will keep you and your grandmother in my prayers. Just know that you have blog friends around the world who care about you and wish for her a good recovery!

Darcie said...

Oh goodness. I'm so very sorry. Know that we'll be praying. Hang in there.

mommaof4wife2r said...

susan...i am so sorry you are in the midst of so much right now. i am praying for you and your grandma. what in the world...may you feel God's peace and strength.

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

it's so hard to watch grandparents struggle, i've had my share of that myself. my heart and prayers go out to you and your abuela...

Midwest Mom said...

I am so sad to hear of your abuela's struggle (and yours!) Of course, we will keep you all in prayer. We wish her and your whole family strength and peace.
- the Kelly Family

Sharon said...

Wow, I'm really sorry to hear about this. Hang in there, sometimes this kind of thing is even harder on the family, but know that prayer is the most powerful thing on earth.
We'll be thinking of you.

The White House said...

I am praying right now that the Lord would sustain and heal your grandmother's body. I pray that you would have a sweet time with her and the kids. Love.

Mrs. Kraft said...

You, Abuela, and Abuelo have my prayers.
The Lord certainly loves that grandmother of yours as much as she loves Him.
I'll be praying constantly.

Candy said...

oh my gosh. I'm so sorry. I will pray for her.

avtcoach said...

Susan, It's tuesday night and I'm still praying for your grandmother.
When you return see my post about prayer: http://avtcoach.blogspot.com/2008/11/prayer-standing-in-gap.html

Jennifer said...

I will be holding you and your grnadmother in my heart.

Jenn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. She will be in my thoughts.

The DeBolt Family said...

Ditto what everyone else has said. Will be praying for all of you.

Elaine A. said...

Prayers, hugs and more prayers. I hope she is doing better today.

Leslie said...

I am so sorry about your Grandmother. I will keep your family in my prayers.
(((many hugs)))

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness. We always tell our kids not to run at church - and here is a classic example why. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying.