Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We Need a Christmas Miracle

I have not been able to reach Carrie (cell phones are not allowed in the Critical Care Unit) but I was able to speak with my other sister, Becky. She has given me the following update:

It was during the bronchoscopy procedure that Larry had the major bleed and coded.

He was "down" for 20 minutes.

They were able to stabilize him so that they could perform surgery to cauterize the artery causing the bleeding.

Larry was participating in a clinical trial and this type of bleed is a rare complication of the experimental medication he was on.

He survived the surgery but is unresponsive. They fear brain damage. I do not know any results of CT scans/MRI's or what the neurologist's findings are.

So what this means is that we are now praying for a Christmas miracle. Thank you all for being with me and my family as we deal with the crisis at hand. God bless you all.

23 comments:

Weezer said...

My heart aches for you and your family. Carrie and Larry are very special to all of you. That's evident by your messages. Please know, dear friend, that from a distance we (I and everyone I know who considers themselves a prayer warrior) are calling Larry's name heavenward. Please keep us posted as I'm sure you will. And feel the love and prayers surrounding you.

Jephy's Mom said...

May you and your family, especially Larry and Carrie feel God's presence with you in these anxious hours. We'll keep praying.

gayle said...

Praying!! God does work miracles!!

banshezmom said...

Your family's been in my thoughts and prayers all day and will continue to be.

Corrie Howe said...

thanks for the update, helps to know how to pray.

Willoughby said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Lissaloo said...

We are keeping you and your family in our prayers, I wish there was something I could do, I am sending you some hugs via airmail.

Julie Schuler said...

You are so gracious to add an update. It must be so difficult. Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers.

MJ said...

Polly -
Thank you for the update. Please know that all available thoughts and prayers are still being said for you and your family.
MJ

AJ said...

Still praying. I am so sorry you have something so sad happening around Christmas. Hoping you have better news come Friday!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I'm on it! I still believe in miracles and the "magic" of Christmas :)

Erin said...

Will definitely keep him and all of you in my prayers.

Purple Flowers said...

I'm sorry that Larry and your entire family have to go through this ordeal. I have also been praying for your sister. She must be stressed out. Extra prayers are being said.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I am so sorry to hear that, Polly.
I am keeping you and your precious family in my prayers.
I do believe in miracles!


I'm thinking of you and i send you
a big hug.

ChristineM said...

Polly, I'm so sorry to hear of this complication, but I will pray hard for a miracle.

My mother's family was Catholic, but I think it's a French Canadian thing where we always felt close to the Blessed Mother...My mother once told me that her aunt (who raised her) always said, "God tries to answer all our prayers, but He can be very busy sometimes, so if you are ever really desperate, say a prayer to Mary...She can always make Him hear..."

And I just did. Hope everything works out! (((Hugs)))

Holly said...

We'll be praying for you and keeping you in our thoughts.
Holly

Michelle Hoad said...

Heavenly Father, please lift up this family in this difficult time. Offer them peace during the holiday season and if it is your will, please give them a holiday miracle and heal Larry. In Jesus Name I pray.

Midday Escapades said...

I'm praying right along with you for the Christmas miracle.

I'm a full-time mummy... said...

Our father in heaven, we pray for Your will to be done. Not ours, but Yours.
We pray for the strength and faith in Larry and Carrie and the rest of the family members and that they continue to put their trust and faith in You. Amen.

Michelle said...

Oh, Polly...keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Kimberly said...

Polly, I am so sorry! It feels like I haven't seen you in days. Geez, I got caught up in baking, and I have lost all sense of time.

I will pray for your family dear. I am lighting a candle right after I get done typing.

Warm prayerful wishes for you family!

Raoulysgirl said...

I will keep your family in my prayers. Lots of love and warm hugs!!!

kys said...

I'm catching up on your life today starting with the oldest post and moving forward. I'm really sorry to hear this about your BIL. I will continue to pray for your family. Hugs to all of you.

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