Thursday, November 10, 2016

Update and thank you

Thank you to everyone who wrote to me concerning my friend. There were many dark hours that eclipsed since last Thursday.

Having suffered an abdominal aorta aneurysm that ruptured, my friend Lin teetered between life and death for many hours.
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Her heart stopped three times, the last time for 30 minutes.  Thankfully one of the doctors would not give up and saved her from certain death. The rupture was behind her pancreas, so doctors tried for several hours to stop the bleeding with a less invasive method. That not working, they took her to surgery. These were very tense hours.

She has since been weaned off of the ventilator. She has no memory of what happened to her. She is in a lot of pain (her incisions is from her chest to below her belly button).

Yesterday she was given a new set of pain meds and was able to sit in a chair. Her family, coming from Alaska, the Ukraine, and lower Ohio, has gathered around her. There were many prayers that went up for her from all over the world. Nurses and doctors stop by her room and are in awe at this miracle that unfolded before their eyes. The one doctor who did not give up, stood at Lin's door and cried.

God's hand was certainly on Lin as she was pulled back from eternity. And I thank each one of you who took the time to say a prayer. Her recovery will be slow and perhaps long, but she is resilient and a fighter, but I truly believe that God's hand has been on her.  Her job here on earth is not done.

14 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Thanks for the update. I'll keep praying for Lin.

Needled Mom said...

That is a miracle. I will add Lin to my prayers for a speedy recovery so she can get back to God's plan for her.

Lady Locust said...

Amen but will sure send up another for a speedy recovery.

Debbie said...

So glad for this miracle. Will continue to pray and send encouragement....the road may be rough, but she can do it.

claudia said...

My eyes are filling with tears because of this wonderous outcome! I am so happy to hear that your friend Lin has pulled through. I will continue to say prayers for her recovery being as quick and painless as possible. Thank you for the update. Please tell her we are all pulling for her!

Tangos Treasures said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! Great news, thanks for the update!!
Will still be praying!!

Shelly said...

Prayers for your friend -- how frightening! I pray she makes a full and speedy recovery.

Jinger said...

What wonderful news Jocelyn, thanks for the update! Praying for Lin's speedy recovery.

margaret said...

the power of prayer has been successful again and so glad to read tha the family have travelled from far and wide to b with Lin

Quilting Babcia said...

God is in the miracle business and your friend has just received one of His greatest blessings.

Jackie said...

So glad to hear she is doing better! She has really been through it.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Thanks for the update...God is so good!

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

So glad

fourkid said...

Thank you for the update. Your friend has touched lives she has never met and given a powerful testimony of the mercy and grace of our loving Father. Thank you for sharing with us.