Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pray for tomorrow!

Hi friends,

Thanks for praying us through the harrowing Friday afternoon. This weekend has been concerning. Ryan has lost a significant amount of blood. He's getting transfused pretty regularly, but his hemoglobin keeps seesawing. His clotting is back to normal again though, praise God.

A nurse just came in and told me that Ryan's angiogram should be happening tomorrow - unsure of the time. They will check his labs again tomorrow morning to ensure that he is built up enough when heading into the surgery.

All of the bleeding the last three days could be a blessing in disguise; that means that the leak should be visible during the procedure tomorrow. PLEASE PRAY LIKE CRAZY THAT THEY CAN FIX THE LEAK. I don't mean to be melodramatic, but this is absolutely crucial to his progress.

When I find out a time, I'll post a short update so that you can pray in earnest.

Ryan gave us quite a scare tonight. He's been pretty anxious so he took a drug called Ativan that he's taken plenty of times before with no adverse reactions. However, they gave him the IV form of it which is apparently PRETTY potent. He is currently absolutely passed out sleeping. I got pretty freaked out when I could not wake him up so I went to find a nurse and frantically texted my father in law to get here. Sorry for the scare, Steve. :) However, he's stable - just sleeping incredibly hard.

We continue to be so thankful for all of you. I can't tell you how much all of your prayers and notes are encouraging us right now when we need them so much.

The body of Christ is amazing.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying praying praying

Anonymous said...

Praying praying praying

Anonymous said...

Prayers to your family!

Cathy said...

Praying in Jerome, Mi., too. Our God is Mighty!

Sunner said...

Praying in South Haven, MI

Melissa Young said...

Keeping you both lifted up in prayer...

Anonymous said...

Monroe MI. Keeping your family in our prayers

Bethany Webster said...

Praying in Greenville MI

Anonymous said...

Praying in Louisiana!

(SK8-N8) nathan schnaath said...

:) praying also :)

KW said...

Praying everyday; every moment for healing miracles in Arizona! May you feel the close presence of Jesus every minute!

Cathy Gaylord said...

Praying. Passed ya'll out to all my prayer warriors at my church this morning. Will be praying tomorrow for everyting to go great. God Bless all of you.

Anonymous said...

Lifting prayers

Anonymous said...

We lifted Ryan up in prayer this morning in our church service as well. Heavenly Father, we know that you are the great physician, we ask that you lay your healing hands on Ryan's body...we thank you and praise you Father! In your precious son's name...Amen

Anonymous said...

Praying in Tustin MI!

Beth Ledbetter Chester said...

Dear Kendra,

I had not been aware of your family's struggles until this weekend, but just in the past few days, you have been through so much...I am so, so sorry both of you are having to face these fears...but also so moved by your faith and grace in the face of it. I will be praying, as you asked, that they will be able to stop this bleeding and heal your husband!

There is nothing the least bit melodramatic about voicing your very real fears; I know I am not the only one who has read your posts and been left in awe of your strength. God continue to keep you both and shine His light through you, as He already has!
Beth Ledbetter Chester

Anonymous said...

I am praying in Fremont MI!

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of the family in Palmyra, VA. Kateri

Anonymous said...

Hands in the air praying!! Montague MI

BKN said...

Prayers for you and your family from Crown Point,In

Anonymous said...

Will be at mass this morning and will offer it for all of you. Keep holding on to the hand of Jesus. He is holding all of yours.. blessings today tomorrow and always

Anonymous said...

Praying in Edinburgh and passing the word along for more prayer warriors. The Lord is faithful.

The Michaels said...

You are in our daily prayers and in Gods loving arms...

Anonymous said...

Praying Gods blessing in all ways.

Anonymous said...

Praying Praying Praying. God touch and bless Ryan and please help Kendra during this most difficult time. Praying to touch, comfort and heal this precious family.

Anonymous said...

Praying Praying Praying. God touch and bless Ryan and please help Kendra during this most difficult time. Praying to touch, comfort and heal this precious family.

The Hoeker Family said...

Praying in Hudsonville, Michigan too.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you Ryan and your family

Anonymous said...

Praying in Newaygo, MI. Sending our love and prayers to all of you during this time of so many unknowns. Lean on God for the strength you stand in need of.

Anonymous said...

Hello from New Jersey! I am friends with the Richardson family and a BC survivor. Praying for you all! Especially your little man! I have 2 little ones and know how the attempt at normalcy is so important to a mother's heart!

2 Timothy 1:7 - For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Beth V. said...

You are on my mind constantly and in my prayers as well. Thank you for the updates and keeping us all informed, this journey has to be exhausting for you all. Praying that the procedure will be a success and that you will feel the prayers of many and that God will be so near to you now! Praying for peace and comfort!

Anonymous said...

Praying in Jenison, Mi. We serve a mighty God. Praying for his healing.

Anonymous said...

Also awed by your strength & courage. You are all incredibly amazing people. Continuing my prayers in rochester hills& asking God to wrap his loving arms around you all.
Janine

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for Ryan's healing, the doctor's and for strength for all the family.

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