Thursday, August 07, 2008

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST


Our dearest friends Joy and Don need our prayers right now.
Here is the update via parisiennefarmgirl, Joy's daughter, Angela:

Last night while serving with the teens in their church youth group Don, beloved husband of Savvy City Farmer (my mom) had a freak accident. He was wrapped in Ceran wrap, like a mummy playing a game with his arms bound and he fell, hitting his head/face on a carpet-over- concrete floor. My sister (23) noticed that he did not roll over so she did herself only to find him bleeding profusely and looking at her with wide eyes that did not respond. He did come to after a few minutes but not totally, paramedics were called and for 40 minutes tried to get him on the the gurney, finally someone had the idea to use my moms voice to calm him down...
A CAT scan revealed no neck or scull fractures but many facial fractures and bruising on his brain (the frontal lobe which attributes to him being aggressive and not wanting to cooperate. A few hours later it was determined that he be med-evacked (sp?) to a hospital some distance away as there is a neurosurgeon on staff. He arrived their safely.
A follow up cat scan did show pressure on his brain which they are relieving today with a catheter. They doctor is pleased with the amount of pressure (or lack there of) but they say swelling could increase up to 72 hours after the trauma (we are at about hour 19 right now). Don is NOT in a coma but is heavily sedated to keep him calm. He also has a breathing tube due to the blood that was in his throat. He does not understand what happened or what is happening. His face is very badly bruised and I am told it is very upsetting to see. Joel spent the night with Mom at the hospital, I am hoping to go soon. It is very far away. I just want to hold my Mom.
Mom is like a rock but finally broke down upon the nurse telling her that Don showed signs of tears awhile ago.
Mom point blank asked the Doctor about the possibility of a full recovery and he optimistically said, "I think so."
We are standing in Faith before the Father that this man Don, who has blessed our family beyond measure will make constant strides towards improvement this week, that his recovery will be swift and miraculous. To the glory of GOD! We are also petitioning the Father that he defies the odds of further swelling that typically takes place.
Pray without ceasing. Thank you.

Cyn here: I will update as I hear news. And as Ang said: Pray without ceasing.
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19 comments:

Terri said...

Prayers being said for Don and your entire family!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Cyn,
I'm praying!

a said...

oh no:( news like this hurts my heart. Sending prayers for your close friends full recovery. xo

kansasrose said...

It is done! Storming heaven for Don and Joy and family from here in Kansas. The Lord has heard our cries and seen our tears, putting them in a bottle,,, He has counted our tossings. This I know, that, GOD is for us! In God, I trust, without a fear.

Candles lit. Love to all, Jenny

Mindy said...

Prayers are with out ceasing here in California for Don and his family!
Blessings and hugs,
Mindy

cityfarmer said...

Due to lack of time I am cutting and pasting my comment on my daughter's and farmgirl cyn's, blog

they were gracious enough to put the details and post FOR me...Oh Ang....I wish my arms could be around you every minute....I dashed home tonight because the Dr. ordered me to....refresh and restart for the long haul....I'm in!

I'm actually having a glass of Malbec and soaking up the praises and petitions of the body of Christ.

I cannot even believe at times that I am typing these words...

Seeing the babies made my day...

I can view blogland in the library of the hospital but not the comments for some reason...thank you all for your help in this incredible journey...

and Ang hope to see you maybe by the weekend.
It felt so good to laugh with you, too.
with love, Mom

Cyn, where do I begin...I could call you at 3 in the morning if I had too...you always remain...you pick up what I lay down and you know my inmost being...thank you for your care..I can feel your arms from across the lake....the big lake...You've had your share of hospital trauma and I now know the shoes you walked in...feel free to cut and paste...anyone!
Much love and....well, I'm speechless...the care and concern and the action of the body certainly points to Christ...

Hope to see you soon!
love, me

Louise said...

Praying for Don's full recovery.

Paula said...

I have said a prayer.

Peggy Jo said...

I got a link to your blog from my very dear friend Bren. Noticed you live near Lake Mich. So do I! Wonder if we are close? I am near the mouth of the Grand River.

I am praying right now for your reuest. My heart goes out to you all.

Alice Grace said...

I am praying.

Valerie said...

I just now found this request. I hope he is doing well. I will pray.

Lovella said...

oh my goodness, I am so late getting onto the prayer train here. . I'm so sorry to hear of Don's accident. . I'll start praying now.

sara said...

I am so sorry to hear about this, and will keep him and family in my thoughts!

Brenda said...

Praying now.

cityfarmer said...

thank you all my from the bottom of my heart...I've updated
thank you for continuing to pray.

xoxoxoxo

Aunt Jenny said...

Praying praying praying here....I am sorry to see this so late. I hope by now there is much improvment!!

Rosa said...

I am sending prayers that way.

kansasrose said...

Checkin' in with you dear Cyn. How are you? How I miss your sweet, uplifting presence on my blog...but I do understand the Lord calls us closer...we must answer that call. I'm still praying for you, and your family too, as well as precious Joy and Don. Is the weather getting chilly up north in Mich? It has been very cool here recently, and leaves are turning. This year has flown by. Take care my friend. When you see Joy give her a big hug for me. Love, Jenny

Yellow Mama said...

May God's healing power and peace envelope all of you.