one more prayer request

See the girl in the middle?  Her name is Stephanie Brandt and she needs prayers.  Lots of them.  Her mom {Cindy} too.

And Stephanie isn't this little anymore ... she's 17.  Today.  Her 17th birthday is today.

Lisa and I were at chemo with Marta last Monday, when Lisa got a call from her husband.  He'd gotten a message from Cindy, that Stephanie was admitted to Children's Hospital with severe chest pains.  She was born with Marfan Syndrome, which among other things causes heart problems.

At 6:30 last Monday night, they had Stephanie split wide open ... and didn't know what to do with her.  They lost her numerous times on the operating table that night.  And at 3:00 am, the doctors came out and told Cindy to start calling her family.

By 7:00 am the next morning, they finished the surgery and Stephanie survived.  The surgeons didn't think she would make it and are surprised she's alive today.

I'd argue to say my God had a hand in this and knows exactly what he's doing.

Stephanie is by no means out of the woods yet.  She's been mostly sedated and gets extremely frustrated and angry when she starts to 'come to' ... because of the tube in her mouth and the limitations everything is causing.

She had a CT scan done today, where they found blood behind her {left?} lung.  They've decided to open her up again and clean things up and see what's going on.  That will be done tomorrow at 7:30 am ... join me in prayer ... please!

After her first surgery, there was a good chance Steph would be paralyzed.  They've since found that she has sensation in both her legs and arms ... both good signs, but still not great news.

Again, I'd ask that you join me in prayer for both Stephanie and her family.

1 comment:

LobotoME said...

your friends are in our thoughts and prayers tracie...

xo, jenny