Thursday, February 17, 2011

Urgent Prayer Request for My Nephew Joshua


Update as of 2/17/2011 at 4:25pm.

Josh is out of surgery and is in recovery now. He did well except for an irregular heartbeat at the beginning of his surgery and just at the end where his blood pressure dropped and once more had an irregular heartbeat. They believe it's just due to being put out but they are having a cardiologist stop by tomorrow just to check him out. They don't want to take any changes. Great news is that he will have a new back to last a lifetime. Please keep praying that all the results will be very good and that all the irregular heartbeat was is due to being put under. His mom is so super relieved.

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Prayer Warriors, friends and family!!!

Please lift up my nephew Joshua today as he enters surgery this morning for his back. He's 18 and is undergoing a corrective back surgery to correct a 25% curvature in his spine. The surgery is expected to begin this morning at 7am PST and last 8 hours. He is terrified and didn't sleep well as he doesn't really know just what to expect. Like all of us, surgery is scary but I promised him that we would all pray for him today!

He will then be admitted to ICU for the next 24 hours and then hopefully with God's grace be admitted to a regular room for a couple days before heading home.

His next three months will be filled with physical therapy and will be required to wear a brace from his chin to his hips when he isn't sleeping.


(Great Sense of Humor - ALWAYS can make you laugh!)

  • We are praying for God's provision in guiding the surgeons hand.

  • Praying that it isn't as bad as the doctor's are diagnosing it will be.

  • Praying that Josh will make it home soon and be with family again.


(This is how we are used to seeing Josh, always wearing a hoodie!)

I'll keep you posted as I get updates but thank you in advance for your prayers.


(Josh and Caitlyn at his graduation last year! ~ BCF ~ Best Cousin's Forever!)

Praying Jeremiah 29:11 over Joshua. "I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper and not harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope!"

We love you Josh and know that God's got you covered!

9 comments:

The Real Me! said...

Praying right now my friend.


Hugs
Kim

Brenda said...

I'll be praying.

Rita said...

Praying that he will be back well and strong again real soon! Prayer is the answer.

Divine Mrs D said...

Praying!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm praying for Josh.

Mari said...

I used to work on the ortho/neuro floor at the hospital and took care of several people having this surgery.
It's not an easy surgery and takes a long time to rehab, but it's worth it in the end.
I'm praying.

LV said...

How sad such a young fellow having that kind of back issues. I pray it works, but that is a terrible thing having any back problems.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

praying for that cute young man! may God keep His hand upon him!

Seizing My Day said...

I will add him to my prayers... tonight... and in the next few days!! =) Thanks for the visit today... =) I get lost in this land o blog... haven't visited in a while... too long!! Blessings!