Sunday, May 6, 2012
From now until 10:30 am tomorrow when thatcher is supposed to be out of surgery we are asking you, our friends and brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus out Lord and Savior, to join us in a time of prayer and fasting. We are wanting to storm the gates of Heaven beseeching God for His presence and His healing hand during surgery. You see, this procedure (g tube with fundofication) is very common, but Thatcher is not. Due to his severe brain atrophy, he really struggles with the ability to calm his body down. It took him 7 hours for his vital signs to calm down after getting a blood draw, and today was the first day his heart rate was down after his X-ray on Monday... 6 days later! It terrifies me to think of how he is going to respond to an actual surgery. Also, he is already on an amount of phenibarbital that suppresses his respiratory drive, but is needed to semi-control his seizures. Due to surgery being such a stressful event he will have an elevated amount of seizures to pull through as well as plenty of anesthesia and pain meds that knock out any remainder of a respiratory drive he might have and will have to breathe off a ventilator again. But we couldn't say no to something simply out of fear of how he might respond when it has the potential of vastly improving his quality of life. Please join us over the next 24 hours as we humbly fall on our faces before the Great I Am and ask for His protection for Thatcher's physical body but also for his fragile mind. For Him to allow his magnificent strength to pulse through Thatcher during the surgery and the recovery period. Pray He rains down His peace that surpasses understanding over and into Thatcher so he can simply rest and feel his Heavenly Father's arms wrapped around him. Protection, strength, and peace; that is what we are humbly coming to our Abba asking for through prayer and fasting. Would you, the body of Christ, consider joining us?