Prayers for Jennifer Fulwiler – Updated Again

In case you haven’t heard by now, Jennifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary and Minor Revisions fame was admitted to the hospital yesterday with pulmonary embolisms in both lungs. This is a complication of her clotting disorder, which is always more dangerous in pregnancy. She is due in May. Please keep her, the baby, her husband and all their other kids in your prayers. Hallie Lord is posting updates on Twitter if you want to follow her (@HallieLord) and I’ll be passing along info on Twitter and my public Facebook updates as I receive it. If you want to help the Fulwilers in a more material capacity in addition to praying, Jennifer and her husband will be letting us know what they need at some point today. Here is the latest update from Hallie:

Update on Jen: They are holding off on surgery (though it’s still an option) due to the size of the PEs and the fact that she is pregnant. Right now she’s just on heavy doses of blood thinners and being watched closely. It’s great news that the night passed without incident, but until the PEs are completely dissolved, it remains a very dangerous and scary situation. Thank you all so much for your prayers! I’ll keep you posted as I find out more.

Special prayers of intercession to St. Michael would be greatly appreciated. He is Jen’s patron saint for the year, and she could definitely use his defense right now.


*Update from Hallie: Just heard from Jen. Holding steady. Important test at 1 PM CST. Please pray for a happy result!” and Jen’s tweet: “Rough night, but baby and I still hanging in there. Still in hospital. Waiting for test results and treatment decisions.” Please keep praying, everyone.

** Update 1/3: Jen was discharged yesterday after the doctors decided to postpone surgery and treat her at home with blood thinners. She was readmitted today after she took a turn for the worse. No details yet, but I will update them as I get them. Please pray.

  • Marilyn H

    Praying, praying, praying.

  • Lena

    Oh my. This is serious. Dear God, please help Jennifer and all the doctors, nurses, and others who are in charge of her medical care that they act wisely.

  • Kathy

    Praying for Jennifer, her precious baby and all her family!

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  • Leticia Velasquez

    I will pray for Jen.

  • KK

    Praying for Jen – for her protection and well being. Also for her husband and family.

  • Allison

    Thank you for this update, prayers continue!

  • Cordelia

    Thanks so much for letting us know, Calah; I don’t use Twitter or Facebook, so hadn’t heard.

  • Patricia Yandell

    Thank you for update. Will keep praying. I have been staggered at the extent of the blog praying community. We must be praying all over the world for Jennifer. May the Lord have mercy.

  • Anne

    I just now read about Jen Fulwiler on Mark Shea’s site. Someone left him a comment which seems important to me and perhaps should be relayed to those caring for Jen. This commenter, speaking from personal experience, suggests that it is likely Jen is on a coumadin protocol which may not be effective and therefore recommends getting in touch with Dr. Alexander Duncan (I think she said he’s is Texas–please check Mark’s site-Catholic and Enjoying it at Patheos)). I’m not on social media or I would contact Hallie Lord. Can someone do this?