Friday, January 16, 2009

Prayer Works

Thank you, everyone who has prayed for my mom. It's nothing short of a miracle.

She has had so many difficulties since her surgery January 7. I can't even begin to name them all. She started coming around mentally Wednesday evening (a week after her lobectomy). She'd been in distress both physically and mentally for the whole week. We thought we were losing her.

The problem that remained until today was her heart rate, which had soared. There was an irregular rhythm, an atrial flutter, not something you can live with for very long. She was scheduled for a heart shock (not the medical term, obviously), but today, shortly before being taken for the procedure, her heart returned to normal! On its own. Even her cardiologist had no explanation for it except prayer.

The last 36 hours have been great. She is even being moved out of ICU to a regular room. If we can get her blood pressure to return to normal, she may come home soon. And - her doctor convinced her to have chemo (in a few weeks) which she had adamantly refused since this started.

If anyone tells you that miracles don't happen, or that prayer doesn't work, I'm here to tell them they're wrong. Please keep her in your prayers for continued healing. And THANK YOU! All of my blog friends are absolutely amazing!

P. S. Maybe I will have a chance to read some of your blogs this weekend.

13 comments:

Kimmy said...

Prayers sew very powerful. I am so glad to hear the good news. I'll be keeping them up! Big hugs for you!

D... said...

Yay!!!!! That is the most excellent news. I truly believe in the power of prayer. I'm thrilled for your family.

Jen said...

Oh what wonderful news! I'm so happy for you and your mom and will pray things continue to look up for the both of you.

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david mcmahon said...

AS someone who understands how precious mothers are, I am so relieved to hear she is on the mend.

storyteller said...

Thanks for the update. I'm glad your mom is doing better. I'll continue to pray for all of you ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I believe in miracles. I am so happy to hear she's beginning to recover well. I'll keep you both in my prayers.

I left you a little something at my place.

Lucy said...

Diane! this is such great news! I just KNOW there are miracles. my love and best wishes will always be with u both.xoxo

jenn said...

Oh Diana, I am so happy for both of you! I will continue to pray that she gets better.

Bubba's Sis said...

I continue to pray - for her AND for you! God is awesome!

And PLEASE let me know if you need anything - I'm close, you know.

latree said...

alhamdulillah, you don't know how happy I am to hear this. my grandma also just has been in hospital for a week, and thank God she's fine and home now.

prayers do work. I believe.

Melanie said...

I am so happy to read this positive update, I will keep her in my thoughts for more positive recovery.

Please know that we are all thinking of you and wish you all prayers.

Joy said...

Magnificent news Diana! I know you must be feeling much relief at this point. Continuing prayers to you and your mom.

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