Please, If Your Prayer Wheels Have a Moment…

I wish I could be the bearer of good news or, at the very least, some silly news that one might conceivably laugh at, and that time will come. Right now, however, is not that time.

Our very own Oz Brendan’s wife is in the ICU, fighting a big one, and I do mean a big one.

The operative word here, however, is fighting. And she’s making cautious, slow, but consistent progress in her battle.

Now I have faith in her and Brendan’s fighting skills, particularly hers, she’s of very good stock, but I also know that any ally in a battle like this is valuable. And I can’t think of a better ally than the happy thoughts, prayers (to whomever your deity might be) and sincere well-wishes of all of you.

We’ve all seen it help so very many times in the past.

She is being well taken care of, top notch medical care, and did I mention that she’s a fighter? And Brendan would like to make it clear that they’re not hurting for anything. All that is needed is a bit of a miracle.

So if you have a moment, please join me in wishing for a speedy, safe and full recovery for his life’s love.

Again, it doesn’t matter who you believe in or if you believe at all.

I’ll just go ahead and speak to the G-d I know and believe in:

Dear G-d, our heavenly father.
Please intercede on the side of our sister, Brendan’s beloved wife.
Grant her healers wisdom and insight, and grant both her and Brendan strength and faith in the battles yet to come.
Thy will be done.
In the name of your son, Jesus Christ, my savior, I humbly ask for this.
Amen.

24 comments

  1. 1
    Boryon growls and barks:

    Best wishes from the far side of the world.

  2. 2
    FrankOK growls and barks:

    Prayers downrange.

  3. 3
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Thanks Misha

    She is conscious. She is alert, the sedation is gone. The hurdle is this: get her OFF the ventilator and keep her off at a SUSTAINED saturation rate. Once we do that and once she is past that point (and I mean 48 hours and NO setbacks)..we have a fighting chance of making the rest of this go away with therapy and physio

    BUT the transition stage is the crunch, putting the ET tube back is worst case and is what we DONT want under any circumstances.

    We win this one battle?

    We can win the rest over time. Thats what we need…a small miracle,. her body has taken a lot of injuries over the years from repeated admissions, as with any chronic condition, the more often her body takes a whack, the harder it is for it to recover.

    She needs to get off that tube and ventilator and STAY off it.

    When they will extubate is unknown, they are literally treating her like spun glass, and they are taking no chances…which suits me fine. If we have to wait a little longer, thats as long as it takes.

    We get maybe one shot at this.

    Pray for her.

  4. 4

    Dear G-d, our heavenly father.
    Please intercede on the side of our sister, Brendan’s beloved wife.
    Grant her healers wisdom and insight, and grant both her and Brendan strength and faith in the battles yet to come.
    Thy will be done.
    In the name of your son, Jesus Christ, my savior, I humbly ask for this.
    Amen.

    Amen

    prayers for strength and healing going outbound

  5. 5
    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    Our prayers and hope to you and yours, Brendan.
    Mike H.
    Chicago

  6. 6
    irish19 growls and barks:

    Prayers headed hers and your way.

  7. 7
    maxxdog growls and barks:

    Amen brother. My thoughts and prayers for you and your lady.

  8. 8
    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    Dear G-d, our heavenly father.
    Please intercede on the side of our sister, Brendan’s beloved wife.
    Grant her healers wisdom and insight, and grant both her and Brendan strength and faith in the battles yet to come.
    Thy will be done.
    In the name of your son, Jesus Christ, my savior, I humbly ask for this.
    Amen.

  9. 9
    LC ShadowFox growls and barks:

    Look out for them Lord, they’re some of the good ones.

  10. 10
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    THE Almighty Lord, who is a most strong tower to all those who put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey;

    Be now and evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel, that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through whom, thou mayest receive health and salvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Amen.

  11. 11

    Prayers being sent from all of us here as well. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

  12. 12
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    He heard you. HE HEARD YOU.

    THE TUBE IS OUT!!!!

    She is now on the 48 hr rule: if she can saturate well for 48 hours and if the lungs hold (we can expect some instability) we think that we can get her out of ICU soon..when is yet to be determined.

    But if she gets past the first 48 hours, its WHEN not IF and thats what I am now praying for. We did it.

    You did it.

    He did it.

    One step forward, another to go. We need another 48 hours.Then we will see…but its a start.

  13. 13

    LCBrendan says:

    THE TUBE IS OUT!!!!

    :em01:

    Praying for continued success!

  14. 14
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    I’ll be blunt and note that the senior doctor was clear on this; anything can happen and this is looking good..SO FAR. I am pleased and happy..and very well aware that there are a large number of things that still can go wrong. Her doctor pulled no punches and didnt try and tell me what I wanted to hear, he told me the truth.

    It is a beginning…but this aint over. Not yet.

    Her body has taken a lot of damage over the last fifteen years, and as you all know, a person can get to a certain point where the body just cant take it. We have been exceedingly fortunate. I just find myself wondering how much more she has in reserve.

    I thank Almighty God for the people looking after her, they are a VERY carefully selected team, highly trained, professional..compassionate, kind..gentle.

    We will celebrate when we know she is out of danger, and no sooner. We both know all too well how easily this can go the other way.

  15. 15
    Farmor, LC, GLOR and Imperial Mother growls and barks:

    LCB rendan

    I don’t know you, but my prayers are with you and your wife from the buttom of my heart.

    All the way from Denmark

    May Our Father be with you

    All the best

  16. 16

    LCBrendan says:

    You did it.

    He did it.

    One step forward, another to go. We need another 48 hours.Then we will see…but its a start.

    No, She did it Brendan……Gods will too, but she did it.

  17. 17

    Praise be to God!

    Prayers will continue Brendan.

  18. 18
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    She had a setback tonight..we thought we would lose her tonight..we didnt. For reasons that I cannot understand and I give thanks for she is holding on, she is stable. The nurse thought she was going and we called the family in..but she is still with us.

    I am praying for a miracle..maybe we will get one I dont know….for now she is holding on, she is fighting. They sent me home to sleep and I will in a little while…she is holding on.

    We are in for a long fight. She intends to win. Sleep well my darling..I will be with you soon.

  19. 19

    LCBrendan says:

    She intends to win.

    That’s half the battle right there my friend. You will stay in my prayers.

  20. 20
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    All we can do now is make her comfortable..her jiourney is done and she will be called home soon. Her family is close and the doctors are making sure she is well looked after.

  21. 21
    readerjp growls and barks:

    My sympathy to you and your family. May memories of her comfort you and yours.

  22. 22
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    She passed away at 230 this afternoon. Donations can be made to any branch of any charity helping those with muscular dystrophy

    Brendan

  23. 23

    I am so sorry Brendan. May God bless and comfort you and your family and may she rest in His peace. We are all here for you if you need anything.

  24. 24
    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    I am sad for your loss. May you find peace of mind and continue to give us pups the antipodean slant.