11.22.2009

emotional week

We have been in constant prayer for my friend Jon May and his family over the past 7 weeks. He was admitted into the ICU on October 10 with double pneumonia and H1N1 and was not expected to make it through the night. The next 5 weeks were an up and down roller coaster for Jon and his family. He was put into a medically induced coma and was on a ventilator for just over a month. This past week he was finally released from ICU and is now in a live in rehab center. He is on a much smaller trach and ate his first full meal this past week. He continues to make small improvements, but we continue to ask for your prayers for he and his family. This will be a long and frustrating process for Jon as he begins physical therapy after nearly 7 weeks in a hospital bed. We are praising the Lord for all he has done and all he will continue to do in the coming days and weeks.
We heard of Jons improvement on Monday and Tuesday of last week and were THRILLED! Then, on Wednesday afternoon I heard from my mom that my Uncle Anthony had been in a terrible accident and was in surgery in Panama City. He was driving down the road when a lady pulled out of a car wash right in front of him causing him to t-bone her. He broke both legs, several ribs, his nose and shattered his forehead. Uncle Anthony was in surgery for 8 hours and has been in ICU on a vent ever since. Tomorrow the doctors will be inserting a feeding tube and trach. He is in very bad shape only made worse by his pre-existing conditions of COPD, Congestive Heart Failure and diabetes. Please be in prayer for him. Also, please pray for my Aunt Tara who is faced with many decisions and a long road ahead. She is exhausted.

What a week.... the joys of Jon's recovery and the news of Uncle Anthony's condition have been a lot to take in.

1 comment:

Beth Ann said...

So sorry to hear this Abby - I will be praying for you, your family, and your friend. I love you, BA :)