Thursday, August 5, 2010

Prayers appreciated

Hey Everyone,
Devin's mom (Roz) is in ICU at Walter Reed (Washington DC). She just had surgery to remove a benign tumor on her brain. This is something that we have known about for several months. The doctors aren't sure how long it has been there (could have been years), but it was starting to cause sinus problems, headaches and other problems. The surgery went great on Tuesday, and she is doing well now. The biggest prayer requests I believe we have at this point are

- That she'll continue to recover without any complications
-That the "taste and smell" nerve was not severed during surgery (I guess this happens 9 out of 10 times) Don (Devin's dad) said she ate some soup yesterday and liked it, so hopefully that is a good sign.

I apologize for my horrible lack of details, but God knows all that stuff. Just lift her up in prayer please!

She'll be in the ICU for one more night, then recovery room for 4-5 days, then she'll be home.

I just had to include an excerpt from Don's email, that nearly brought me to tears:

I will stay with her again tonight (recliner, pillow, and blanket) to just help keep watch on her -- I can help notice her symptoms, translate her moans, hold her hand, rub her arms, and pray. She enjoyed listening to Bible reading this morning (especially Psalm 91). Will also be able to wake up with her on our anniversary - and look out the window towards the Chapel (just a hundred yards away from her room) where we were married 32 years ago. A speciall treat!

He is such a loving husband.


Snorts & Giggles said...

On it Marie! And yes, what a loving husband indeed. Such a sweet excerpt from his email <3 Praying for you guys too!

Alisha said...

Now I have tears. We will be praying. Please keep us updated!

Steve, Amanda, Kyle , Owen, and Madilyn said...

Your family is in our prayers! Hang in there.

Megs said...

thanks for sharing! i'll be praying! keep us all posted!

Brown Apples said...

will pray- what an amazing example of a loving husband!

Angela said...

Praying, Marie!!

I have met Roz on a few occasions and enjoyed her so much.

lgraves said...

praying! what a tender email ... thank you for sharing.

Keri said...

Darren filled me in on his mom when he was here visiting, and I couldn't believe they were going through this. I've been praying for you all ever since! Thanks for the update!

Michele said...

i JUST read this. i didn't know which is why i haven't mentioned it or asked about her. hope she is continuing to do well.