Struggling With Anoxic Brain Injury
I haven't posted an update in a while. I think in my heart of hearts I was just waiting, wishing, praying for some really big change to share with all of you. Unfortunately, things are pretty much the same. The biggest thing recently is he battled pneumonia and was hospitalized for several weeks. Thank God he's now over that.
This past Thanksgiving holiday was very difficult for me. It was the first time I didn't see him or hear his voice. Every year he would call me or come to help me prepare our Thanksgiving dinner. He loved peeling the potatoes, grating the cheese and shelling the boiled eggs for my potato salad.
The last time I went back east to see him, I was filled with excitement and anticipation. I walked into his room and stopped. There he was … my beautiful child … but different. Where was the progress I was expecting? His head, mouth and body twisted to the left. His left arm moving uncontrollably up, down, sideways. His legs moving spastically up and down. His eyes open, unseeing, but looking all around. My heart broke into a thousand pieces. The tears streamed down my face. How could this have happened to him? Why??? He never smoked a cigarette, never drank a drop of alcohol, never did any drugs...was in perfect health. Wasn’t it enough that my baby boy died 5 years ago? Here I am looking at my only child left. Gone is his amazing smile, his infectious laugh, his exuberant personality. The pain and despair I feel is manifest.
But he’s still alive. Where there's life, there's hope. So we continue to pray for a miracle and pray that our prayers will be answered. Because only time and God can heal him now. May God bless you all and I pray that nothing like this ever happens to you or a loved one. It’s devastating.
My son had a tracheotomy last night so the ventilator tube is no longer down his throat so he's breathing better and looking more like himself. He's still in a vegetative state which means that although his eyes are open, he's not aware. We continue to pray for the miracle that would give him recognition. Thanks again for your kindness, love and support as we continue on this journey to recovery. ~Lenore~
Please continue to pray for my cousin. He is such a loving person. It is so difficult to see him in this condition. I know God is a miracle worker. I stand believing in complete healing. Please lift him up in prayer. Asking for a special prayer for his mother as she continue to travel to be with her child as often as possible.
“Dear Heavenly Father, We thank you for the friends that you have given us on this earth. They are the precious jewels you have entrusted to us. Lord, Devon means so much to so many people, family and friends alike. You made him, and you know there is only one of Devon out in the world. Devon was fearfully and wonderfully made in your image, Lord. He is a child of God that has a heart that is weak. We lift up this feeble heart, and we ask that you give it the power it needs right now. The devil is trying to attack Devon 's family by hurting Devon and taking away the joy of good health. We stand against this attack. We lift our shields of faith. We know that you can take this ugly turn in Devon 's health and use it for your glory. We ask that you do that for His family right now. Give them a hope and a faith that is so strong that the prayers that come out of their lips (and hearts) will burst forth a new life in that weak heart. You said that the prayers of the faithful will be heard. In the name of Jesus, I ask that you cover Devon in his hospital bed. Give Devon comfort as you lay your loving, healing hands on his weak flesh. Revive what is weak and reverse the damage. Touch Devon 's heart to beat stronger than it ever has before. Let it beat with a new furvour for you. Until the day you take Devon home, fill him with the Holy Ghost and the power of Christ’s heart. Amaze the doctors and the nurses, as we stand in the gap believing in our hearts for Devon 's complete healing and recovery. Make Devon 's heart be a beating testimony to the power of the most high, El Shaddai. In Jesus’ precious name, may many come to your kingdom as a result of this trying time, Amen.”