Thursday, May 21, 2009

We Need a Miracle

***UPDATE***

Thank you for praying!! Here's an update from Kirsten as of last night...


Thanks for all of your prayers. God's grace and mercy is evident.

Mom woke up this morning and was looking around and responded to simple questions. However, the doctors are keeping her heavily sedated so that they can continue to diagnosed the problem. Currently, it appears that she had a heart attack. Tomorrow, the cardiologist is going in to her heart with a cathetir to look at the heart and to figure out what caused it in the first place. The other good news is that she less dependent on medicine and machines. However, she will most likely remain in the ICU for several days.

Today was a good day. We really appreciate the outpouring of support. We continue to request your prayers for her continued healing.

Thanks
John and Kirsten

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Those are words I remember saying when I was first sharing with people about Isaac. We needed a miracle.

And today, my close friend, Kristen, needs one.

Yesterday, Kirsten received a call saying that her mother, Barbara, had fallen at work, hit her head, and was unconscious. She was rushed to the hospital wand was admitted to the ICU.

As the day unfolded, she learned that her mother had most likely suffered a minor heart attack. They believe that hitting her head may have caused some neurological damage. However, the doctors weren't able to figure too much of that out because the medication that Barbara was put on to keep her heart functioning in a normal rhythm was causing her blood pressure to be low. She has not regained consciousness, and is currently in a coma. The doctors have told Kirsten that they are not sure when, or if, she would wake up.

Kirsten and John headed out on the several hour trek last night to go be with Barbara.

I received an e-mail this morning from Kirsten that said this...

Keep Praying!!
And thank you for all your prayers and encouragement!!
We are hoping to hear some new information from the doctors around10:30 or so this morning.
Pray for a miracle, because that is what we NEED!!
My mom's name is Barbara , and Adam, Erik and Patti, and Jason, are my other siblings.
THANKS!!!
Kirsten
I know that God is the giver of life, and He is the one who takes it away; but He also calls us to present our requests before Him. So, would you join me in boldly beseeching the throne of God on Barbara (and Kirsten, Adam, Erik, Patti, and Jason's) behalf? Would you pray for Barbara's complete healing, and for God to use this all for His glory? We need a miracle....
If you have encouragement you'd like me to pass on to Kirsten and her family, please leave a comment below and I will forward the comments to her via e-mail.
Thank you for praying.

21 comments:

The Knight Family said...

Prayers from Tennessee!

Michelle said...

Kirsten,
Please know that my family and I are praying for you during this difficult time!
Lord, please be w Barbara! Heal her in your timing Lord! Please give her family the encouragement and peace of mind they need so they can be strong for their mom! Please also guide the drs hands as they try to figure out what is going on! We thank and praise you Lord, in advance, for what you are going to do! We love you! AMEN!

Rachel said...

Prayers going up from Alabama!

Seraphim said...

Please pass on that my family and I are offering up prayers for Kirsten and her family. xxx

pollykinz said...

Praying for your friend, her mother and her family. I hope they get their miracle.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Praying from Ohio...

Henninger Family said...

Prayers from the Georgia Coast!

Bethany said...

Praying from central Ohio. May you and your family know His peace that passes all understanding, Kirsten.

Holly said...

I pray for healing for Barbara...

Loraaf said...

Prayers from Lexington, SC!

~ shi ~ said...

I will be praying for your friends family Stacy...I am so sorry for there pain and the difficulty of waiting and waiting...Blessing Shi~

Laura Ripley said...

Prayers from Atlanta

~Kelli said...

Praying for you friends!

Jan said...

Prayers for healing going up from Pennsylvania!

Jan

Anonymous said...

prayers from newyork!

Sonya said...

I will be praying for your friend.

Susan said...

We'll be praying....
Susan in Indiana

Anonymous said...

I needed to read this!!! I prayed for her to wake up and for comfort for her family! Thanks for sharing this miraculous news! God is GREAT all the time!
Jen

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Praying for you...I have enjoyed reading your blog.
I am new to the blog world, but have seen the miracle of the blogging community and prayer in the last two days. Hope you will stop by my blog and pray for little Maggie.

KK said...

Please know I will continue to pray for your friends Mother and their entire family.
Praying for you as well. Take care and have a wonderfully blessed Memorial Day weekend.
Blessings today and always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Rebecca Louise. said...

Miracles happen. I believe she will pull through :) xoxox.