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.