We Need Your Scrap Girls Prayers Right Away Please! Updated in 1st Post @ 6:30am Sat. April 14th
Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:28 PM
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:35 AM
Friday Paula wasn't feeling well and yesterday Steve took her to the hospital, from what he said she has an infection that has gone throughout her entire system - the hospital lifeflighted her to EMMC (which if she can be saved this is where she should be) - they have put her in a drug induced coma - at one point she didn't have any pulse in her right arm and her kidneys were shutting down. I'm sorry I don't know all the facts - I am just so upset, these are the sweetest people you would ever meet AND it just doesn't seem real --- just Thursday they (my dh, Steve and Paula and Emmett - Steve & Paula's new grandson meet for Burger Club they meet Monday's - Friday's and have been doing this for a couple of years) were at Burger Club and Kevin said she was fine laughing and playing with Emmett and...............
Thank you for your prayers --- I will check back when I get an update!
Monday - March 12th - 9am Update --- Kevin has just talked with Steve and they are going to try to bring Paula out of the drug induced coma in about an hour - they don't like to leave them in those for too long AND even though they are going to try to bring her out it will only be for a couple of minutes - this is to ensure that they can bring her out of it. Paula's kidney's have started to work again and her blood pressure is starting to improve. The head doctor for the infectious disease department has her on a broad spectrum anti-biotic --- he is quite sure that she has a staphylococcal infection but is not sure whether there is a secondary infection or not, the results of the cultures aren't available for 48 hours so we have about 12 more hours before the results come back so he will know exactly what they are dealing with.
At this point we are "cautiously optomistic" --- please keep on praying AND again I will update when I hear more news! Thank you everyone - I have told Steve about these prayers and he says to thank you all!
Monday - March 12th - 6pm Update --- We talked with Joey (Paula & Steve's son) last night and for some reason they decided NOT to try to bring her our of the coma, he told us they are going to try Tues. and again it will be only for a few minutes to make sure that they can wake her up. Joey also told us that they will be doing tests today on her heart and brain to see how much/if any damage they sustained because of the oxygen deprivation --- Please Please Please keep those prayers coming!
Tuesday - March 13th - 6pm Update --- We talked with Steve and it has been a very long and eventful day. First they went down her breathing tube (not sure if I mentioned she has been on a ventilator since Saturday) and did a scope of her heart and it doesn't look like there has been any damage to her heart from what they can see with that scope. From Saturday to Monday night her fingers/tips were blue as of Tuesday morning they were pink. Yesterday afternoon they took her off the ventilator - what exciting news that was to hear. Last night right before Steve called they were able to bring her out of the coma AND she recognized Steve and her kids, they did explain to her that they were going to have to put her back into the coma to continue fighting the infection. She is NOT out of the woods yet but the things that are happening are all baby steps to her recovery AND please keep praying that this has not damaged her brain AND that she will make a full comeback to the Paula that we all know and love.
The doctor that pronounced her dead went into her room yesterday and told Steve and the kids that this is "nothing but a miracle" --- when this all started happening Saturday Paula & Steve's pastor reached out to other churches and a prayer vigil was in place. When Kevin told Steve I had posted a thread here at Scrap Girls he was very pleased, then when Kevin started telling him all the people from SG's and where they were from Steve started writing them down --- to say he is amazed with you all is definitely an understatement.
Praying that this miracle continues, Sherry Lynn - we all know how powerful SG prayers can be and I am so happy to hear this good news. I hope Paula continues to show them how strong she is and that this story is going to have a happy ending! Thank you so much for all of the updates - sending my prayers for all concerned - God is Good and he He is definitely there holding Paula's hand through all of this.
God Bless You for being such a good friend and you know we are all thinking about you and Paula and her family.
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