Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Immediate Prayers

Please be in prayer for a friend of mine, who's here in Germany. Heather went to the ER last night at the German hospital (klinikum). She's been sick with a cold, which had led to a lung infection. She took her two kids to her next door neighbors (and good friend) and called another friend to take her to the hospital. This morning Jessie/neighbor called me to let me know Heather was in the hospital and her son who normally keeps Jacob on Weds while we're at PWOC (bible study) was up most the night worrying about his mom, and so he wouldn't be able to watch Jacob. At that point Jessie said she/Heather was doing ok, her blood sugar was off, but they were hoping she'd come home today. With in a half hour of us talking, Heather slipped into a diabetic coma. Heather's husband had just left on Monday for a 15 month deployment. Thankfully he wasn't at the end stop, so they're bringing him home.

Heather is in CRITICAL condition. They lost her twice and were able to bring her back, but it does not look good. The drs have said they're just trying to keep her holding on until Scott gets home. This just truly seems absolutely unreal to me. How does a woman who's in the prime of her life, with a 12 yr old son and a 3 yr old daughter go from laughing with me on Sunday to possibly dying 3 days later? It just simply can not be.

Heather's husband is a chaplain. He's just a kind man and Heather is absolutely wonderful. I just love her to pieces. The world hasn't stopped, but our little corner here in Germany absolutely has. We've spent a great deal of our day in prayer already and I know for me I've spent my afternoon there and intend on spending my evening in prayer. I feel sick to my stomach and my heart just is absolutely aching.

I know God has this all under control. I also know we need to be in prayer at all times and I'm asking all of you to pray for my friend. Pray for Heather and her husband Scott. Pray for their children Daniel and Belle. Pray for Heather's parents, her mom is working with Red Cross to get over here to be with her. Pray that the Army for once expedites paperwork and gets Scott on a plane TONIGHT. Most of all pray that our Lord, Jesus will heal Heather's body, allow her to wake up, and allow her to come home to her family and friends.

Thank you so much for the prayers. God must hear us storming the heavens with our prayers for Heather. I'm selfish, I want my friend to stay here for as long as possible.


bhbner2him said...

I will be praying.  And I hope you won't mind, but I shared this with Sister in Christ as an urgent prayer request.  God bless and comfort.  -  Barbara

crewsfour said...

This sent chills through me, I am offering up prayers for Heather and her entire family as well as all of her friends who are feeling pain right now.  Please keep us updated and I pray you have positive news to share.  Leene

pinkkitty88 said...

Praying for her now.  Please keep us updated.

lv2trnscrb said...

Christy, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend; I couldn't access your journal until now so do forgive me for not reading it before since you went private; I did say a prayer for Heather; I can't imagine going through this but the Lord is in control like you said, so we'll have to trust in him


jfourb said...

My thoughts and prayers go to your friend right now, and her family and friends.


dasajam1 said...

Christy, we are praying for Heather and her family.  Keep us updated.  

ekgillen said...

Sending prayers her way!  

deshelestraci said...

Christy, I'll be praying for Heather!  I bet you think I forgot about you.  I actually didn't, I thought you were still on hiatus.  Really it was that I forgot to reset my alerts when you went private.  Oooops.

springangel235 said...

Sending many prayers...I am so behind to see what the updates are for your dear friend...hugs and love to all,

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Oh Christy!

I am so sorry to hear this, keeping Heather in my thoughts and prayers...Thank God her husband was able to come back!

I haven't been getting many alerts sorry I am behind...