Thursday, March 1, 2007

Urgent prayer for Dad

I am writing this just over 24 hours after Becky's Dad took a turn for the worse. Last evening, while having dialysis, Becky's Dad's heart began to fibrillate, which pretty much means it stopped pumping and was quivering. The hospital staff pumped his chest and eventually used the defibrillator on him and was able to get his heart pumping again. However, they were forced to put him back on a ventilator. His heart was pretty much not working for a total of 20-25 minutes. His heart being down for this long may have had a severe effect on his brain and other functions. We are waiting to find out just what his status is. Sometime tomorrow they will perform an EEG to check the condition of his brain. He has been making some movements and breathing a little on his own (above the ventilator). Overall, the situation looks bleak. Becky and her brother, Andy went down to be with their mom late last night. The family is praying very specifically that either God will call him home or bring him to some sort of conscious recovery, so that the family will not have to make difficult decisions regarding life support or those sorts of issues. Please pray with us for this. God is giving tremendous strength for Becky, Andy, and Mom. Please continue to pray for endurance during greatly difficult times and perhaps more difficult ones ahead. We are so privileged to have such faithful and concerned friends. Recognizing His goodness through it all, Travis (for the rest of us)


Dan & Karis Seely said...

We love you and are praying.

Anonymous said...


Dan and Karis told us about your dad. We are praying for your family and trust that the Lord will be glorified in whatever the outcome. It is comforting to know that God is in control and that His ways are perfect.


Ps. 31: 14-15
Ps. 115: 2-3

jeileenbaylor said...

Tim and I are praying continually for him. We love you guys.

Conleys said...

We too are praying for your family and that God would give you the grace you need.

Stephanie said...

I am wanting to let you know that I am praying for you and your family at this time. We know that the Lord is good and that He will give you all His GRACE and COMFORT at this time . Many are praying for you and Love you . Please do tell your mother hello and that I was grateful for the opportunity to talk with her when she was visiting EBC. May the Lord be close to you all and continue to pour out his enduring love !