Monday, August 21, 2006

Houston...we have a problem!

As many of you know, I left for Houston yest. to accompany my friend to her surgery this morning. We got there at 7am this morning, surgery scheduled for 9am. They admitted her to the surgery prep room and began the iv's and bloodwork. Shortly, after 8am. the surgeon visited us with the news. We are cancelling the surgery today. We were absolutely in awe and Michelle was devastated as this is the 2nd cancellation of this surgery to remove her kidneys which are not working. Dr's think they are becoming toxic to her body. She cryed, I prayed and we both discussed the verse Jeremiah 29:11 about how the Lord has plans to prosper her. He knows what he is doing and we both took solace in the fact that someone greater than the Dr.'s was in control. Michelle meantime is VERY ill. She would appreciate your prayers. Her blood pressure is registering off the charts. Above stroke level and sometimes her anti-seizure med's work, sometimes they don't and she succumbs to seizures because of the elevated blood pressure. She's on dialysis 3 days a week, has congestive heart failure, is diabetic, is swollen from all the fluid retention, has extreme pain in her abdomen from a tumor that is growing in her ovary. This surgery to remove the damaged kidneys is very critical to her health going forward. She needs another organ transplant, but one step at a time. If you could lift her up to the Lord whenever you think of it. She also has a prayer pager. The number is 713-317-8929. Just call the number and it'll beep telling her that you are lifting her up in prayer. They've re-admitted her to the hospital tonight and the surgery is going to now be 10am. Wed. They will be monitoring her progress until then. Thank you for all your prayers. Our God is the GREAT PHYSICIAN. Pray for her healing with me. Meanwhile, I'm back in Dallas. Came back this afternoon. A special thank you to Nana for watching Luke all day for us today. We truly appreciate your help.


1 comment:

Trina said...

Hi sweet friend! I will definately be praying for Michelle. I prayed for you while you were there and looked at her website that you sent us last week! I am so sorry to here the way things went! Please know she and her family will be in my prayers.

As for you, Welcome home! I pray you will be able to rest and enjoy Luke and Jason!
Love you girl!