Sunday, April 20, 2008

Please Pray with me...

I am writing this to ask you to please pray for this urgent request for my aunt Rena. She is 43 and delivered her 3rd baby last week. She was experiencing some swelling and difficulty in breathing so she went into the hospital this past friday. On Sunday morning(4.20), while still in the hospital, she experienced a hear attack at 1pm. The update from that is one of her arteries is completely blocked and another is partially blocked. She also seems to have pneumonia and an infection from her C-section incision. With the combination of all these factors they are giving her a 50% chance to live. She and my uncle have 3 children: Riley is 6, Ethan is 3 and Jillian is one week old. She is married to my mom's brother, Terry. Please pray for them, physically and spiritually. There is a specialist coming in on Monday to assess her situation and determine what to do next.

I will keep you updated.

Thank you.

4/24**update: thank you all for your prayers. The Lord worked in such a wonderful way that has relieved my spirit. My aunt is doing better and is considered stable now. In the past couple of days they have drained a lot of fluid from her body which has helped reduce the stress on her heart. They also realized that Rena's mom experienced something very similar when she had Rena and her twin. When she went to the doctor on Friday, she was given diuretics, and if she had just went home, she would have probably died. They thought that her breathing difficulty was due to stress but she kept insisting that this was different and NOT due to stress. It was the Lord's protection that she kept insisting (sometimes we have to know when to communicate strongly what we are experiencing in the medical realm). She has recently been able to sit up and eat something. She is being moved to a normal room by tomorrow. The prayers of the faithful avail much!!!! The Lord is so merciful and we know He has a wonderful purpose for them. Sunday, the day she had the heart attack, was her birthday. And yesterday was their anniversary. No doubt, this will be one of those unforgettable weeks. One that I know I will always look back upon and thank the Lord for his HEALING & watchcare. Thank you all for praying.

6 comments:

Lance Boardman said...

Erin,

We most certainly will be praying for your aunt and her family, and you, too.

Lance.

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

I'll be praying!

Laura said...

I'm praying too, Erin.

sb said...

I'm praying, Erin. Keep us posted. Mrs. B.

Tammy Schindel said...

I have been praying for your Aunt!

Liz said...

I'm so thankful for the good news....we will continue to keep her in our prayers.