Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Please just pray...

I have taken many prayer requests to my blog over the years, some very personal, some for others I love, and some for our family.  Today I am asking that you pray for my brother-in-law, Matt. 

Right now Matt is in a medically induced coma, and is on a ventilator.  His organs are either shutting down or going crazy, his liver level has exceeded dangerously high, and today they are testing for brain activity, so if in some sort of a miracle, we can see what the recovery will be like.  Matt also has ammonia secreting from his liver into his body, so they are trying to fight that off with some strong medicines. 

Right now we are in a wait and see pattern.  Eric and I are staying put until we know more, or until they try to bring him out of the coma and off the vent.  Matt is stable for the most part, and that's because he is in the coma and they can regulate his body easier that way then if he was awake.

This didn't just happen one night, there were many things that lead up to this, but for the sake of Matt's privacy, I am not going to say what those things are.  But nonetheless this is very difficult for Eric's family.  My in-laws have literally been to Hell and back with Matt over the years, and right now I am sure they would say they are there again.  It's hard for us being here and they are there, back in Ohio.  But we know right now we need to save our trip there for when it truly matters.  It will be touch and go until we see more progress the medicine is making in his body.  I am not going to lie, there a chance he may not make it, and there is a chance he will make it, but his quality of life may be drastically different then it was on Sunday.  So many unknowns right now, which also makes it difficult.   

So please pray for God's will to be done whatever the outcome, and that we are all at peace with what the outcome is.  Pray for the doctors, nurses, and other medical specialists that are working on Matt's case, and please pray for Eric's parents, Eric, and his older brother, Scott.  My prayer is that God is glorified through this entire situation, that every step of the way is guided and directed by him and that we feel his presence at all times. 

Thank you all so much, I truly appreciate you praying for our family.  I will keep you updated when we learn more.  And on a joyous note...Happy 11 months to Miss Lucy. 

13 comments:

~Jillian~ said...

i will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers

4 Blessings said...

Praying!
Love,
Amy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Praying for Matt.
((HUGS))

HappyascanB said...

Oh, Kate. O am so sorry to read this. Please know I will be praying so very hard for everyone involved. May God fill all of you with a peace that passes all understanding.

Jenilee said...

praying for your family. things like that are just so hard. and prayer really is the best thing.

Lauren said...

Praying for Matt and for your whole family!! Sending a big hug your way!

Alison said...

Praying right now!!!

Kelly said...

Definitely will keep the whole family in my prayers!
Love,
Kelly

Veronica said...

Praying right now, Kate! To the Lord be the glory in every single trial we face.

Amanda said...

Kate! So Sorry, friend. What a difficult time for you all. Praying for God to be so real to you all today and in the next days as this all unfolds.
Love,
Amanda

Kristin said...

My goodness, Kate.....I will definitely be praying for him and for your entire family.

Holly said...

Praying for Matt and for all of the family. I am hoping he can recover with the quality of life as before. I know God can make it happen.

Linda said...

Praying for your BIL and for your husband and his family...and for you and the kids.

Take Care!