To Family, Friends and all those who have been Praying for Misha! FINALLY good news after TWO very long weeks. She is off the ventilator & I got to talk to her! Praise God! Her voice was hoarse, but I got to talk to her! Could barely understand her, but I got to talk to her. God is good!
We need continued prayers for our girl. Surgery was Thursday. Now the struggle is weaning her off ventilator. I was told baby steps and as sick as she was slow progress is encouraging. Hopefully she will be breathing on her own in a few days. They began reducing the amounts yesterday. Please pray for that. All of you and your prayers have brought her & her children through this. The kids have not seen their Mom for nearly two weeks now. The youngest do not understand what is going on and her littlest is having night terrors. I pray God’s comfort find them and the angels support them.
It has been a very, very, long day. She went into surgery at 9am. Knowing complications that could have arisen with this lung surgery, well the day was hard. About noon they began to sew her up, which was encouraging. But we waited endlessly for doctors prognosis while he went from operating room to operating room. About 1 pm she made it to recovery. Another encouraging sign. But she was there a few hours & the no news is good news wasn’t reassuring at the time Then ICU had to endlessly prep her in her room. So our youngest didn’t get to see her until 5pm. That is when we got our update.
Praise God! They got all the mucus that was stopping up the tubing for 9 days. No complications. Vitals good. Heavily sedated, as my daughter said so she wouldn’t wake up and attempt to pull out the ventilator. They tried to take her off it in recovery but that usually doesn’t happen so quickly. So she will be on that till tomorrow. I have no doubt she is getting the best care any ICU could give. I bothered them several times a day
The best msg I got is from our youngest daughter who was there: She LOOKS good. Finally since being admitted, resting well. Looks peaceful and not in pain for first time since being admitted.
Sent out on FB/Twitter:
Two words to my Family and Friends, and all those who have prayed endlessly since the 22nd. PRAISE GOD! JUST got the news a short time ago she came through with flying colors. NO Complications! NO issues. Vitals Good. In ICU until she is off ventilator. I shall go cry and exhale now. You are all so Dear to me and you will never know! She had prayer chains from California to Florida, hundred of people if not thousands praying for her. She is in the number one trauma unit in Illinois with an amaaaazing surgeon.
As of this posting at 7:40pm my daughter texted me to say:
She wrote a note to her…
She wrote asking if I could change the tv channel.
She was asked do you know who the president is and replied Obama and I don’t like him.
Yeppers, all is well in my heart…May God’s blessing have this affect in your family as it has in mine. HE is there, do not forget that! He NEVER fails! Find your strength in that knowing.
Well, we need your prayers more then before. The tube has not drained her lung the way they need it to after a week. She is scheduled for surgery to do that. So I plea for your prayers, that she comes through it like a trooper and there are no complications. Thursday will be the hardest day for me since she was admitted to ICU. Because I am so very far away. Pray for her children to be strong until Mommy comes home. We need her to come home.
1:15pm cst 5/26
Happy Birthday to our angel in heaven Auntie Helen…
Been waiting, holding breath for five days. Exhale. Today it’s all good news! The ‘draining’ we have been praying for is happening after new tube was inserted. Enough where her oxygen was able to be cut 10 %! They occasionally ask questions for mental clairty & they asked her who the president was. I told nurse if she said Obama, but wishes he was not, she is turning the corner. Well friends and Prayer Warriors, that is EXACTLY what she told him
They are awaiting an open room that is a smaller intermediary unit, to open. So leaving ICU will be a great thing. She has a long road ahead but so long as she continues to drain that gunk, she is on the road to recovery. Goodness, I never thought I’d be praying so hard for mucus to go way. Her pain level is also more manageable today.
Please continue prayers for her recovery. They are working and she needs them! And pray for her four children to have the strength to deal with their Mom’s absence and not being able to talk to her or see her. I know how very, very tough that is firsthand.
I have been getting a beautiful response here, email and social media. We are approaching the crucial 72 hour mark and after some setbacks it seems she is coming around today. They are finally having success expelling the bacterial pneumonia from her right lung. She has a long road ahead. Friends, the one thing I want/need to impart to you, is for whatever reason many wait too long to seek medical attention for illness. My brother did. He did shortly after being ‘carried’ into ER. He was young.
Please , please don’t wait. You ‘know’ your body better then anyone. Seek medical help. I know many of us do not have medical insurance but don’t let that take your life. Pride has NO plave in seeking social services in these situations. You are not misusing the ‘entitlement’ process to save your very life or that of a loved one. Don’t be stubborn! My daughter was & now she and her children are paying a high price.
Please continue to pray for my daughter and her children. Due to the Grace of God all your prayers are working & I am humbly indebted for them.
~ I JUST got word about 2 hours ago that my firstborn is in ICU with pnemonia. She is not the healthiest girl and I ask fervent prayers that she has the strength to get through this. She has 3 young children that have only her to take care of them. I am several hundred miles away. Their father much further. As she lies in bed her entire worry is having to be hospitalized with her children at home. The youngest being three. Pray for my child. Please pray for her babies to be good and strong knowing their mother will be fine.
So please put the word out to your prayer chain and churches and I know God will see her through this while I cannot. Thank you