Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Heart thread - 02/25/2009

At the end of the work day I got a phone call from my coworker Stephanie. Everything went well with her mother's surgery today (it had been delayed from Monday). They get the pathology reports on Monday but today went well. Stephanie's mom is also named Stephanie. Thank you for your prayers.

I have fallen behind in keeping up with prayer requests. Mimi has had alternating news on our friend Roseann. There was this yesterday:
I am back in the hospital. Last night I started running a temp of 102 and I can't move my left leg at all. It can bare no weight and any position other than supine is beyond painful. I didn't go to dialysis yesterday because I couldn't move. When my temp spiked I called Gary and he came home to take me to the ER. He couldn't move me so he had to call the ambulance. Long story short, the nephrologist said if I hadn't come in I probably wouldn't have lived through the night. My potassium level was so high my heart was about to shut down. They put me right on dialysis at midnight and kept me on until 4:30. Also, my ob/gyn called yesterday and is concerned about a possible relapse of the cervical cancer.

If you look up "snake bit" in the dictionary it has my picture.

I'm back at St. Vinnie's.... My very favorite aide works on this wing. She sat and cried with me last night until I got it out of my system.

Not trying to be dramatic here but I don't think I have much time left on this earth. Please pray for Gary.

Love, Roseann

Please pray for Roseann and Gary.

UPDATE: Mimi, roseann is going to have a bone scan which will show up a hair line fracture if it is in the hip. she sounded better this afternoon.

Then today there was this:
Dear Mimi,

I've just spoken with Roseann, and to my relief she sounds so much better, we were even sharing a laugh. She is still being treated for the original infection, but she felt so much better after the dialysis today. The nuclear medicine scan that was done showed a deep contusion of the bone. No Break. She is still receiving pain medicine, and that will probably be for a short while longer.

I can't begin to tell you how relieved I am for her.. Pass this on to Maddy please, and again I thank you so much for being willing to help pass on these notes.


We will keep Roseann in our prayers.

Mimi also had this on Sunny:
Sunny received a heart transplant a few days ago.

Sunny update:

Mom reports that Sunny opened her eyes and Mom told her she had her new heart for 36 hours. Her eyes got really big and Mom asked "are you happy?" and Sunny nodded "yes."

If all goes well, assist pump comes out of the aorta today and perhaps Sunny comes off ventilator as well. Prayers must be working.


Thanks be to God and all who prayed or sent good wishes.

There is a huge roundup of prayer requests at OCICBW so I am just posting a link for you.

Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to thy never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that thou art doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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