Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Catch 22...

We have a situation that needs specific prayer. We spoke to the doctor this morning and he told us that we have some things working against us. Dad needs to have a "trach" put in to assist with his breathing until he wakes up. This is because the tube for the ventilator cannot stay in too much longer without risk of other major complications. Here is the problem: because of the fact that he has broken his neck, they cannot do a "trach" because his neck would have to be hyperextended. So, basically, we need dad to wake up....enough for him to be able to cough and clear his lungs on his own. Please pray that he will wake up so that we can ween him off of the vent. The doctor has said that dad has already surprised him this far. We know that God can do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, so that is what we pray for. Thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

you got it... prayers are on their way :)
xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

We will tell the church tonight at 6:30. Without prayer where would we all be. Pete & Pam Miller

Anonymous said...

There is nothing like the power of prayer and you surely have that from MANY people. Your dad and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

Anonymous said...

As we speak, your testimony you are showing here and at the hospital are at work.
Maley Family, with the help of Christ you are making a Heavenly Impact.
We will continue to pray without ceasing.

Jim Gallagher and Family

Anonymous said...

Jason and Family,

We are praying for God's hands to heal your father.....Love, Brad and Michele Smith

Malissa said...

I have passed your prayer requests on to my friends and family and to my Grandma's prayer group @ Brookside she is starting a prayer chain.There are never too many prayers in a situation like this. Thanks for all the updates, it is a comfort knowing a daily status.If you need anything laundry done,lunch, dinner let me know. I would be happy to help.

Anonymous said...

Sue & Family
I pray for all of you everyday. Sorry I can't get down there. Pat is getting better. Maybe Sun I will
see you. Tell Jim we Love him & are praying for him because we know
he will get better, just like Reene
is. I love all you. Take care. Hope to see you Sun. Love
Bill & Norene

Anonymous said...

Sue & Family
I pray for all of you everyday. Sorry I can't get down there. Pat is getting better. Maybe Sun I will
see you. Tell Jim we Love him & are praying for him because we know
he will get better, just like Reene
is. I love all you. Take care. Hope to see you Sun. Love
Bill & Norene

Anonymous said...

Jim and family:

Your old Bible Study guys who were known as Men of God are meeting tomorrow morning to pray for you...and your family. Marv can't be there as he is on a missions trip...but he knows and is praying for you.

Men of God

Anonymous said...

We love you all and pray for Jim and all of you often. I know that you all read these before you go to bed each night so I just wanted to say "Good night, sleep tight and rest in the knowledge that Jim is in the arms of his great Creator.

You were all such an encouragement to me yesterday. I believe I actually show up so you can lift me up and it should be the other way around. I hope anyone who reads this shows up to visit and is encouraged as I always am.

Sharry Graham

Anonymous said...

And amen to Sharry's post. Hard to believe we can go to the hospital and be cheered up so much by your family! This is such a strong testament to the POWER of prayer and the vital importance of relationships through Christ! I keep praying that God will heal in His time and that we will all once again be able to enjoy Jim's antics!! Stay strong, Sue and family; you are loved!

Kevin Roe

Anonymous said...

We are continuing to pray for a miracle!!! Thank you for the constant updates!
Love in Christ,
Kim Woods