Day 8 in ICU, stymied

A quick update this Saturday evening…
Chrissy is on day 8 in ICU—-
Unfortunately there has been no more gains, no more progress.
Today her extremities are losing blood flow as the blood is routing to the internal organs.
They will administer a blood thinner hoping to get a flow to her hands and feet.
She remains heavily sedated and continues on the ventilator.
My sister-n-law’s rising hope has leveled off and is, I can tell, now retreating.
Tonight, this father’s day eve, her father will be spending the night at the hospital.
The irony of spending Father’s day with your grown daughter who is fighting for her life in an ICU unit is not lost on our thoughts….
I appreciate the continued prayers and will offer updates as time progresses.

Do not keep silent, O God;
Do not hold Your peace or be still, O God.

Psalm 83:1

17 comments on “Day 8 in ICU, stymied

  1. Yvonne says:

    What a hard time for everyone.

    • Thank Yvonne–it is hard to be sure…
      I’ve been meaning to tell you my dear friend since high school–our kids are the same age–her daughter has up and quit her job and bought a one way ticket to Australia and will be heading to Sydney in August to begin live down under–she told her mom that while she’s not tied down and is still young (27) she wants to give it a go–I think I’d buy my ticket to Italy…how bout you 🙂

      • Yvonne says:

        At that age, Australia is a good choice, easier for finding work, etc. But, wouldn’t it be nice to have a one way ticket to Italy!

      • you got that right—I’m craving a plate of fried squash blossoms as we speak

      • Yvonne says:

        My over the back fence neighbour is an avid gardener. He gave me some zucchini blossoms which I stuffed and fried. I was so proud of myself, and they tasted so darn good!

      • I have always wanted to try cooking them myself–especially when we had the garden—but I was afraid I’d screw it up—the best I ever had was at a little restaurant in Florence at a tiny spot just steps away from the “old bridge”—my friend Cecilia Papini of Papini leathers suggested we try it—they were so good we ordered a second plate after desert 🙂

      • Yvonne says:

        They were surprisingly easy to do, Julie, so give them a bash one day.

  2. Oh, Julie! We are crying out to our Father!! God, hear our supplications for Chrissy and her family!

  3. Lynda says:

    Julie, what a tough journey for all of you. Prayers continue as you wait to hear what is happening. May God give you comfort and strength. Blessings!

  4. marijo1245 says:

    We walked this road with my mom (age was not nearly as young though-66)…it seems so similar. I hurt with your family and pray feverishly for her. I pray the peace that passes all understanding will dwell in that ICU room and for the healing hands of Jesus to wrap your family in his love.

  5. Oh man! I pray the blood thinners do the trick! Wow, you guys have had more than your fair share of tough times this year. I pray that lets up too.
    Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

  6. atimetoshare.me says:

    Praying for all involved that God’s will be done.

  7. Melissa says:

    Lifting Chrissy and her family up in prayer. Lord hear our petitions of healing and comfort. Who do we say that you are? You are the Christ, the son of God!

  8. Do hope, ever and ever Julie

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