“Aortic dissection..After a tear, blood was being pumped into her lungs and other areas of her body! Sounds horrible and is but just saying…the fact that she is still with us is amazing. She had not respounded to anything I said to her until I said Jesus…then she raised her eyebrows. If she could ,she would be saying “To God be the Glory!” Thanks sooo much for your prayers! Love you!”
The message above is a copy of the notice my sister, Karen, put on FB on July 2, 2013 as I lay in ICU in an induced coma in a Denver hospital two years ago. I was fifteen days in that ICU, then came home to OKC. I had home health care for about six weeks. Pretty much returned to normal activities at that time. I slept a lot but who could see that as a bad side effect! It is amazing. The attack happened about five o’clock in Granby Co. I wish I could tell the EMT folks how thankful I am for their care. But even with emergency care, I believe it was about 11:00 when the Flight for Life delivered me to the Denver hospital for an immediate 14 hour surgery. I consider it a miracle that I got enough oxygen to my brain during those 5-6 hours to return to normal brain function. It was funny as the nurse was trying to revive me after five days, she asked me lots of easy questions. I asked why she was asking me those easy questions. She said, “Because we need to know what you know.” I laughed and said, “I know everything. Well, maybe not everything—but everything I ever knew.” That’s still my state. I know everything I ever knew. Anything missing I just haven’t got to yet!
And, as Karen believed in her statement above that I recognized the name of Jesus, I assure you I still do. Jesus, Jesus. My hope, my life. And I very consciously now say “To God be the Glory.”