Friday, September 30, 2005

Please Pray

Hello all—

Quick update to the last blog.  Kari woke up again around 4:30 and has been yelling out a mix of words and sounds constantly since.  Most of what she says doesn’t make sense and most of it is just a mix of syllables, not actual words.  The only words that she says consistently are “help me.”  The nurse and respiratory therapist came in to check her vitals, which all look good, so they are calling her main doctor to see how we should proceed.  Thank you for praying at this time.

It’s about 8:30 now, and Kari is still not able to think or speak clearly.  Her hands, feet and shoulder are also swollen.  Vital signs look good, but she is still yelling out words and syllables every few minutes.



John Fusek said...

Cyndi and I are praying.

Love you and miss you both.


Kelly said...

First...I hope that I am doing this right?? This is my first time writing on a blogger!

I have been reading your posts and praying very hard for both you and Kari....I live across the street from Rob R and I'm a member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church.....PLEASE NEVER GIVE UP HOPE. Even in the dark and painful times GOD is there although we may not feel close to him or see HIM working through us. As a Caregiver I am placed in different situations daily. I have worked with mostly Stroke and Alzheimers survivors...God is the source of life and strength and healing...God is carrying both of you right now even though it may seem like he isn't there at all. Kari is a survivor!!! Any recovery is one step forward two steps back. The Power of Prayer is miraculous. Thank GOD for little improvements, joys and sorrows.
"I am going to bring it recovery and healing;I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security"-Jeremiah 33:6
"Be strong and of good courage, and act. Do not be afraid or dismayed; for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you" I Chronicles 28:20.



Joy said...

We're praying hard. We love you both so much and hurt when you do. Thanks for the honesty and letting us know how things really are. It helps us pray more specifically. We're near and spirit - just wishing we could shoulder some of the pain.

We love you,
Joy and Nate

Charlie + said...

Dear Kari + Aaron,

I am here and the prayers continue. I just got an email from Derin, and people will be gathering at the church tonight to prayer for Kari, as we will tomorrow morning.

I have seen in myself, and in others there are time is the course of healing that God takes us "outside of reality" to help us heal. I see much progress with the new power chair, and it certainly has come from much effort and pain on Kari's part. Continuing to strive to do God's will actually can accumlate, the stress and pain, and produce such a result. Kari has seen it happen in me, and seen me heal.

You, Aaron, are with little if any sleep now. My prayers of of confidence and encouragement. Things still suck.

I just assure any "victory" Kari has already achieve will be returned to her, and you, in God's time.


Charlie +

Linda Bonifas-Guzman said...

This has to be a scary time for you. We are praying and will continue.
Your Dad is napping right now in preparation for his drive out early tomorrow morning. I hope having him there will be a comfort and allow you some much needed rest!
Love to you both,as always.

kathy timmers said...

First thing I thought of after reading today's updates is when our kids were little and they'd get delirious from running high fevers. I'm praying that what's going on in Kari's body- trying to get rid of something and the "fever" will soon break. We are holding you both close in prayer-

heather velloff said...

My family and I are praying hard for you and Kari right now.
I thank God every day that you are her husband and are there for her.
Tell Kari I love her soooo much and I miss her too!
I'm praying for a miracle, even a "small" one!

Diane Brodeen said...

Hi,Aaron&Kari:So sorry to read you're going through an especially tough time. Thanks for sharing your prayer needs.I'm glad you're looking at Psalms.David expressed every possible human emotion,and was close enough to the Lord to know he could bring Him even his darkest thoughts and fears. God loves us so much,I know He doesn't turn His back on us when we question how all the bad stuff fits into the big plan.I'm praying for both of you,and for wisdom for Kari's doctors. May you be able to rest in Him. Jesus never fails, and He is able to carry any burden, no matter how large. Love, Diane B.

Anonymous said...

Aaron and Kari,
We're praying hard for you, as only our Lord knows what is going on--may the pain soon ease and healing come to Kari's mind. We pray for those tense muscles that they may strengthen enough to relax! God be close to you both!
Jim & Barb

jan barrett said...

We have been on the road and having just returned home were glad to be able to catch up.
Now, Aaron, I wish we were close enough to wrap my arms around you in an effort to comfort you. I can only try to imagine the fear and anxiety you and Kari must be experiencing.
God is there with you and the love that is flowing throughout the world for you is powerful. Let it bring you some peace when Kari is sleeping and resting and strength when she is struggling. You are both in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Mom Barrett

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, now and always.

The Folgers