Three PM update – prayer needed

18 Sep

My mom needs your prayer. The valve replacement went well but there was a previous hole in her heart that was still leaking and hadn’t healed. Stitches won’t hold because the heart tissue is friable (like sewing cotton candy) so the surgeon used felt pads to pull the gap together and stitched through the pads. He is keeping her blood pressure low to give the heart time to heal but this puts stress on her kidneys. So it’s a delicate balancing act for now. She will be kept sedated for 24 hours in the cardiovascular recovery unit.
Pray for healing of that hole and stable vital signs over these next important hours.

14 Responses to “Three PM update – prayer needed”

  1. Barbara Atkin (and Don) September 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    We have been praying all day. We just prayed together, and we are asking for wisdom for the surgeons, and for a miraculous healing for your mom and our dear friend. Thank you for the updates.

  2. Liz Spellman September 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    As I pray for Marian, I am reminded of her great faith. I pray for healing!

  3. Dorinda September 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    Praying. …..

  4. Phyllis Joyner September 18, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Praying for Marian
    Phyllis Joyner

  5. Carol September 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Your mom is a precious lady and friend. I will continue to lift her up in prayer.

  6. Peggy Davis September 18, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Praying for a good, strong recovery for Marian.

  7. Lisa Foster September 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Praying so very hard for your mom and my dear friend. Thinking of you all..

  8. Andrea September 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    We are praying for Marian.

  9. Barbara Mosley September 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Hi Brian
    Thanks for keeping us posted on your mom. I’m one of her neighbors and I’m praying for her and you too. It’s hard waiting.

  10. Linda September 18, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    We’re praying for your mom.

  11. Walter and Margy Sandell September 19, 2013 at 12:56 am #

    Oh, how we are praying, Brian, and have mentioned wishing we could be there with you and Marian. We love you, Walter and Margy

  12. Marjorie DuPree Marshall September 19, 2013 at 12:56 am #

    Praying for both of you and Glenn too.

  13. Yvonne Moore September 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Thanks for letting us know. The Ronald BLue & Co team in Charlotte is praying with you.

  14. Lisa Tompkins September 19, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Praying for sweet, precious Marian. And for all of you too.

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