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.