Jeff & Janis just called and said that Emily is out of surgery. The good news is that after cleaning her out, there was no seepage of blood. They said it was blood left over from the aneurism of the aorta that ruptured and it was following the center of gravity and running to the surgical opening. They also hope to have her off of the ventilator by this afternoon.
Here are the prayer concerns:
*That her kidneys will come back to full function. It's normal for kidneys to be sluggish after all Emily has been through, but they're needing them to kick back in now. There's the possibility of dialysis if they don't kick back in on their own.
*Because Emily "coded," they're unsure if there's been any neurological damage. So pray that as Emily comes off of the sedation that she has full brain function. The doctor told them not to be overly excited that she recognized them earlier. She'll have to be assessed.
The family is cautiously optimistic. But we have a long ways to go!!
God has already answered our prayers about the blood seepage. Thank You, God!! Let's agree in asking Him for full kidney function and for full brain function.
We want our Emily back whole. Would You massage her kidneys and cause them to work properly? And would you just minister to her body, mind and spirit as she's waking up? Heal her, Father. Please heal her completely. Thank You for all You've done. Thank you for the forward motion in each step Emily is taking. We love you, Daddy! In Jesus' name, Amen.