Let us pray for Sunni, Parker, and Joe. From my co-worker Tammy:
Sunni is the daughter of my cousin Monte [and] is married to Joe. Sunni and Joe's baby was not due until May 31st. Sunni went into the hospital April 5th with preclampsia. She had a C-Section on April 10th.
Just got the latest report this morning. Sunni now has a strep B infection and is running a temp of 101 and is still really swollen. She also has a blood disease (TTP) and the antibodies are eating the platelets and not letting it build up. They are starting a plasma exchange for 5 days. I don’t understand all the details, but they will be pulling out her plasma and cleaning it and putting back in whole blood. You can look up TTP. This is on top of the HELLP Syndrome. They are still doing dialysis, but don’t know how much longer. She will stay in ICU for at least 7 – 10 more days. I called the blood bank here (Amarillo) to see if we could give blood or platelets, but they are not on the Carter System. If you or anyone you know in the Dallas area can give blood in her name it would be great, but the center has to be on the Carter System. She is at Medical Center in Dallas and it should be given in her name (Sunni Miegel).
Parker is doing ok. They took all his IV’s out last night.
Update: Please pray for my friend Lolly who is recovering from surgery on her hand and also has to take nasty meds for the next few years. (It was lovely to see her and other friends at dinner tonight.)
For the repose of the soul of Bill (a colleague of Doxy's).
For B. and his children and all who care about them.
For DF who will be running a marathon.
For Jane's father and mother who have gone through some health issues of late.
I ask your ongoing prayers for the mission and ministry of Our Saviour, South Valley, and San Gabriel, Corrales.
For those who perished in the earthquake in China, those who mourn them, and those who rebuild their lives.
For the safety of coal miners.
For JohnBear and Raven as John prepares to spend time in hospital again as part of his clinical trial.
For Mark, who continues to give me ideas for sermons. (Спасибо, Марко!)
Amid talk of a recovering economy, let us remember the unemployed.
For Jonathan and the Missus, who have just returned from vacation.
For IARCA (La Iglesia Anglicana de la Región Central de América), that has been meeting in synod.
Continued healing for Francis.
For Lindy in China, going through a breakdown in telecommunication. May she not feel isolated.
For the people of Poland who mourn and for grace in the restoration of government.
For those endangered by, or grounded by, the still-erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland.
For the people of Sudan following suspect elections.
For the people of Kyrgyzstan as they work their way through an overthrown government.
Please add your own intercessions and thanksgivings in the comments.