Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Pray Pray for Andrew

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007 08:26 PM, EST
Today has been a pretty rough day for Andrew. He lost about 2 1/2 units of blood (which is a lot). They performed the endoscopy and found a bunch of clots, but did not find the source of the bleeding. They will keep him in the ICU overnight in case they need to rush him in to surgery. He is also not allowed to eat anything. Emotionally speaking, things have just been very overwhelming for him. He has always loved to play guitar and is very talented at playing. He tried to play some last night and couldn't. It is still up in the air as to how much of his hand and finger abilities he will be able to recover. Please lift him up. I know he belongs to God and He is taking great care of him. I keep saying this...but, I truly cannot imagine what my brother is dealing with. He has been blessed with encouragement from various sources. He has made friends with all of his old nurses from NNMC and they, along with other friends, have been very encouraging. He's gotten to meet a lot of neat people. Oliver North spent a few hours with him today. He also went to the Naval Academy and so they discussed their days there, the war, etc. I am so thankful for all of the outpouring of love Andrew has received. The prayers that I know are being lifted up to Heaven mean more than anything. If you think about it, please lift up a special prayer for Andrew tonight. Please pray for his heart- that he will trust God with all of this. Thank you for your prayers!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007 10:46 AM, EST
My dad just called and told me that Andrew is dealing with a lot of intestinal bleeding. They started to take him in for his ear surgery this morning and discovered the bleeding upon transferring him. He is in a unit right now being prepped for an endoscopy- where they will go in with a scope and search for the source of the bleeding. Please pray for this procedure. The GI docs and urologists will be on hand and I believe this will be taking place in a little over an hour. What happens next will depend on what they see when they go in there. I know Andrew is probably so worn out from all of these continuing issues. I know that my parents are tired and worn out as well. Please lift them all up. Pray for strength, encouragement, and healing. Please pray that Andrew will feel God's presence in every setback and know God's goodness through these trials. Thank you!

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