A reader writes:
A prayer request from a friend.. .Status Update By Danny Garland Jr. The MRI results came back and they were not good. They found suppressed brain activity and severe damage to the brain from the lack of oxygen she experienced at birth. Because the MRI was done not long after she was brought up to full body temperature and she was on a lot of medication, they are not sure if that was a factor in …the results. They are also not sure just yet if the damage they found is permanent or if it can be healed. They are going to do another MRI next week to see if her body at full temperature helps to get better results. Also, even though the first EEG showed no signs of seizures, the one they just did showed activity of seizures. They gave her medicine to stop the seizures and they are going to continue the EEG for another 24 hours. A little positive news: after having another platelet transfusion, her platelets are now up. She is also doing better at breathing and getting a step closer to breathing on her own. She even had a little bit of milk today which she tolerated well. They will give her some more tonight to see if her stomach can handle it. If it does, they will continue to give her more and more milk. Today’s news is really hard for us. We had been getting good news each day and our hopes were gradually rising. We still have hope, but today has been emotionally exhausting. We are also physically exhausted from having to drive back and forth to the hospital where Lily is at (we live about an hour and fifteen minutes away). We, Laura and I, really need your prayers as well. We need prayers for strength and continued trust in the Lord. We do trust Him, we do know that he works good in all things, but please pray for an even greater increase. Most importantly of all, please pray for Lily! Please don’t tire of praying for her. She needs a miracle and only prayer (and fasting!) will bring it about. Please pray that the damage to her brain fully heals. Thank you. — with Laura Garland.
Father, we ask your complete healing grace for Lily in body, soul, and spirit, especially for her brain. Give her caregivers grace, skill, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, compassion and the proper technology to help in the healing process. Give all who love her grace, peace, consolation, faith, hope, and love. Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for them. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Another reader writes:
Mediation did not go well. On with litigation. facing bankruptcy meanwhile. More prayers appreciated.
Father, hear our prayer for a just resolution to this situation and for financial provision for this man and his family. Mother Mary and St. Joseph, pray for them. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.