Thursday, June 26, 2008

Call for Prayer

My husband's brother is badly hurt and had to be life flighted to the hospital.

He collapsed while hiking and hasn't been able to feel the lower part of his body since this happened. We don't know what, exactly, is wrong, and although many doctors have consulted and scratched their heads into the night, all we know is that he has to be moved to another hospital where they can diagnose and treat him.

Please send your prayers of healing to this dear man as he, his wife, his kids, and the family all try and cope with this. My husband is racing across the desert into Utah to try and see him in Idaho before they move him. His brother is his best friend, and he us understandably both distraught and yet determined to be of any help to my sister in law and her boys. Before he left this morning I heard him tell his brother, "Just stay positive, okay? We're going to figure this out. Do you hear me?" And I watched his shoulders slump, then almost instantly straighten as he threw a bag into the car and blew a kiss to me as he peeled out of the driveway.

Prayers of healing, swift and pain free recovery, and of course an accurate diagnosis would be most gratefully received.

49 comments:

Sunshine said...

Returning the favor on the prayers, consider it done!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Oh Jen I am SO sorry! Sending up a prayer for your husband's brother.

flutter said...

consider it done

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

Goodness! I hope he's okay. Lots of hugs and prayers.

Rachel said...

Oh, how awful. I'm so sorry this happened. I hope he is okay. I will pray for him and his family.

Maremone said...

God, I ask that you would heal him right now. Your son healed people all the time while he was here on earth, and I know you're still in the healing business. I also ask that you would comfort his wife and kids. That you would relinquish all fear and restore hope and routine to this family. In Jesus name, Amen

Rima said...

Oh, I will pray.

Nancy said...

Wow, not even knowing why is taxing on all of you I'm sure.

I'll be praying for him, his family and yours too Jen.

Please keep us posted ... I am so sorry you all have to go through this.

CAM Services said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry, you got our prayers.

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Prayers and wishes for the best headed that way...

Robin said...

I'm holding him and all of you close in my heart.

Madame Queen said...

Saying one right now. Not only for your BIL and his family, but also for your husband.

twithhoney said...

Please know that my prayers are with both your husband and his brother.

Mrs. G. said...

Done.

Jan said...

Oh my gosh. Hope there's a diagnosis, soon. Prayers, you got 'em.

the dragonfly said...

My prayers are with him and his family..

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Will add him to my prayer list. Please keep us posted on his condition.

Michelle said...

I am so sorry... we will send you all our good thoughts.

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MamaGeek said...

I am so so sincerely sorry. Please consider it DONE my friend. They are on their way.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You've got it.

Katrina said...

Hugs and prayers, hugs and prayers.

Jovial J said...
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Jovial J said...

Know that the entire DeVoe clan is praying for everyone involved. Please keep posting so we know how it's going.

Jeanelle

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

Thoughts and prayers to everyone. I really hope you get a speedy diagnosis.

andi said...

Oh, Jen. I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you guys.

marymurtz said...

Our prayers go out to your entire family, for healing, strength and peace.

Beck said...

PRAYING.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm hoping for the best! It's amazing what medicine can do these days, so I agree with your hubby about staying positive.

Mary Alice said...

He's in my prayers...as is Bob. May they figure it out quickly.

Circus Kelli said...

Prayers of healing, swift and pain free recovery, and of course an accurate diagnosis on the way!

Kristi said...

How scary... but you have a multitude of strangers praying (myself included) and God hears the cries of His people.

Mayberry said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. Best wishes to everyone in the family.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

My thoughts are certainly with your family.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

I'm so sorry. Prayers coming to you all!

dkuroiwa said...

Sending prayers and good vibes your way!!!

bichonpawz said...

Jen,I am so sorry to hear of your brother-in law's accident. My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Di said...

They will work it out. Your brother-in-law is lucky to have a friend and brother like your husband.

mel from freak parade said...

Praying here too.

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness. I'm sending good thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted when you're able.

painted maypole said...

i'm 2 days late on seeing thing, but my prayers are starting now...

Magpie said...

all best to your family -

KathyLikesPink said...

Sending prayers your way. Please keep us posted.

apathy lounge said...

Prayers headed your way!

Anna said...

Sending prayers his way--and to all of his extended family.

Bogart in P Towne said...

I am sorry to hear that...I will make sure to lift up the family!

DunnRight said...

my thoughts are with your husband's brother and the family.

Amnesia said...

How is he? How is he? What IS GOING ON?

Parent Club said...

My husband suffered a pulmonary embolism while biking last summer.

It's amazing the "adopted" family you find...to support your own family in such shocking times.

Stay strong. Breath. Thinking of you.