Thursday, December 11, 2008

Prayer Request...

I am in need of a special prayer request from you guys. My dad's sister, Cathy, had a heart attack on Monday and is in ICU. Long story short, Cathy has asthma. She had been having trouble with asthma attacks recently and had been seen by a doctor on Sunday and Monday of this week. Her doctors gave her some shots to help open up her lungs. However, after leaving the doctor's office on Monday she had a really bad attack. She couldn't breath at all by the time she called 911. The asthma attack was so bad it sent her into cardic arrest. EMT's responded to the call and found her unconscience and unresponsive upon arrival. It is estimated that she went without oxygen for around 5 minutes.

Due to her lack of oxygen, she now how swelling in the brain. Yesterday, the family was called in because she needed to have a CT scan. Doctor's were unsure that she was stable enough to move, so they wanted our family there incase something went wrong. Thankfully, she did survive the CT scan, but now has developed MRSA.

Our family has been told that her prognosis is very poor. She has lost some brain activity, we don't know how severe that will be. Her chest x-ray looks good and it appears that she has had minimal effects on her heart. However, the swelling of her brain is not decreasing--it's not increasing either, thank goodness, but we are all praying for it to decrease.

She has a son who is devestated right now. My heart aches for him so badly. And lastly, she is only 42 yr. old. Please pray for my family and for God to provide another medical miracle! I know that miracles happen every day!

10 comments:

Deidre said...

My goodness, Elaine - I am so sorry. I am praying ....

Fertilized said...

saying a prayer for Cathy right now

Arpee said...

Hope she comes out of it soon...

Wow, I never thought asthma could still be a very dangerous disease in this age of modern medicine.

alison said...

I'm so sorry. Sending up a prayer...

I Believe in Miracles said...

Praying!! That is so scary.

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear that news, but you are right...there are miracles everyday. I will keep her and your family in my prayers. Keep us posted.

The Baker's said...

Oh my, I will keep Cathy in my prayers.

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

she and your family will certainly be in my prayers. hugs!

Janna said...

Praying that God would work a miracle!!!

Alex and Jill said...

Praying for your Aunt as well as for your family.

((HUGS))