Having suffered an abdominal aorta aneurysm that ruptured, my friend Lin teetered between life and death for many hours.
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.