Friday, November 4, 2016

The phone call that rocks your world

This picture was taken several years ago when I was visiting my dear friend in Ohio. She and I visited so many quilt shops, enjoyed lots of wonderful meals and deep encouraging conversations.

Yesterday morning I received the kind of phone call that rocks your world. My friend was rushed to the hospital when she was experiencing extreme pain. The first hospital determined that she had a massive tumor in her abdomen. She was transferred to a larger hospital where the diagnosis was changed, first to hemorrhaging, then to an aorta aneurysm that had burst.

After several hours of doctors trying to stop the bleeding with non-invasive methods, her heart stopped and the procedure was not working. They were able to get her heart started again and gathered a team of surgeons. After many hours under the knife, they thought they had stopped the bleeding and felt that she was stable. But her heart stopped again, and again the surgeons went back in to find the bleed which was behind her pancreas. The doctors felt that this time they had stopped the bleed but waited 20 minutes, making sure it would not bleed again.

She has made it through the night, and her daughter was able to go into ICU and be with her a while. Her daughter relayed that when her mom heard her voice, she opened her eyes a bit and squeezed her hand.

Many prayers have been going around the world all day yesterday and today. If you think of my friend, Lin, please pray for her complete recovery. She has a long way to go, and the doctors have said she's not out of the woods yet. But just coming this far has been a miracle.

Thank you!

16 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Praying

Debbie said...

Praying, too. I would not have made it without blogger prayers:)

Lady Locust said...

I'll do so also.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sorry about your friends health. I just prayed for her and her family.

Tangos Treasures said...

Sending prayers for her and you!!

barbara woods said...

praying

claudia said...

My heart is hurting for your friend, her family and you. Prayers going out to her as I type.

Jan A. said...

Jocelyn sorry to hear about your friend. Praying a full recovery for your friend

Jackie said...

Thinking of you and praying for you all!

margaret said...

will keep your friend in my prayers and her daughter too

Motherdragon's Musings said...

Praying for your friend.

Paulette Voit said...

I will indeed pray for Lin. My God wrap His arms around her.

Bonnie said...

Praying for your friend.

Jinger said...

Just sent out a prayer for Lin, her family and friends.

Rina said...

I'll pray for her, and ask to my Ladies bible class to pray for her,too.
Hugs from Sicily!
Rina.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Please keep us updated on how Lin is doing! My heart goes out to her...and to YOU...