updates on prayers

I wanted to share the most recent information regarding our niece… the one for whom I asked yesterday for your prayers.

Chrissy remains in ICU.
What prompted this current crisis in her body and of her system is yet unclear, but the crisis does remain….

However…..

Yesterday the family was given very little hope.
She had been placed on a ventilator Sunday but fought its presence.
She has developed pneumonia.
She was placed into a coma yesterday in order to allow the ventilator to do its job.
Her vital signs continued to fail as her kidneys began to shut down.
Yesterday was a heavy day as feelings and thoughts were not optimistic.

At the same time, prayers have continued.

Last evening my sister-n-law and husband spoke over the phone. My sister-n-law was barley hanging onto the rope in her life…yet a knot has been thankfully tied at the end.

Late last night I had a clam concerning Chrissy….this after a day of dread and doom.
Never one to trust these “mood” swings, I dismissed it as I continued to focus on healing.

This morning I still had the calm.

As I headed to Atlanta this morning to see my dad, my husband called telling me that Chrissy had actually had a “good” night….that they would use dialysis on her today to “jumpstart” the kidneys…

It was then that my sister-n-law text wanting me to share her deep gratitude for everyone I had asked to pray for Chrissy—she doesn’t know about my blog nor of my asking all of you.
She’s just knows I’ve asked friends to join in prayer.

I debated whether I should tell her about the “calm” I’d experienced as I didn’t want to throw out false hope or what in her desperation may sound trite and empty…but I went ahead and shared that I felt late last night as well as this morning that Chrissy was going to beat this.

She didn’t text back immediately and I feared I had overstepped my boundaries.
Then suddenly she responded…
She told me that when she was driving home last night late from the hospital that she too had a calm to wash over her. She felt that Chrissy was going to make it.

I then told her that we would continue to claim that.

My sister-n-law is a quiet private individual–she is also very emotional and I’ve known that seeing her child, no matter a grown woman, in such dire shape, has taken the mother in her to a place of utter despair.
For her to share with me that she had felt a calm was / is huge.

As of this afternoon, Chrissy is thankfully hanging in there.
The dialysis will begin shortly…

So once again, I ask that you continue with me on this journey of prayer.
Please know that I thank you and that my sister-n-law Gretchen thanks you as well—she just doesn’t know how many of you there are…..

19 comments on “updates on prayers

  1. Encouraging news. We will pray.

  2. Again, Lord Jesus, I come before you and ask that you place your loving, healing hands over Chrissy, guide the doctors as they treat her, help them to make wise decisions about what treatment will be best, and that you restore her health and wholeness. It is in your name, precious Lord Jesus, that I lift her up and ask these things. Amen.

  3. David says:

    Thank you for the update Julie. Will continue to pray for Chrissy and the family.

  4. dawnlizjones says:

    Father, I also ask for peace, abiding calm that can only come from You in our impossible and painful places. Make Yourself known in ways we have yet to experience. In Jesus’ Name, !!!

  5. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Still praying, taking your calm advice praising God

  6. SwittersB says:

    Sincere prayers for strength, courage and blessings for all involved.

  7. atimetoshare.me says:

    Our God Is an awesome God!

  8. Lynda says:

    Julie, I just read this on Wednesday but I am continuing to pray for Chrissy and the family. Thank you for sharing this with us. Blessings.

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