Friday, November 18, 2011

Fingerprint Friday - Prayers needed for Kelly

 I am asking everyone to pray for our sweet Kelly, my son Johnathan's fiance. She is 19. Last Saturday suddenly she couldn't move her arms and he took her to urgent care, then to the hospital. Later she lost movement in her legs too. She has been diagnosed with a rare condition called Transverse Myelitis, inflammation of the spinal cord. She was in the hospital for 5 days, then transferred to a Rehab Hospital for physical therapy.

She has recovered some movement in her arms and legs and can stand for a short time with help. She is unable to use her hands at all. Someone has to do everything for her - feed her, sign forms for her, change the TV channel...everything. Think about everything you do with your hands.

There are so few cases of this - only 3 or 4 people per million get it - so there's no certainty as to prognosis. Some people suddenly are ok, some recover partially, and some not at all. Please pray with our family for her complete recovery and for PEACE. I notice that depression is a potent enemy at times like this for her and all of us who love her.


There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.


sheila @E2gather said...

My prayers are with kelly right now.

Rosebud Collection said...

Judy, I am sending your email to our daughters and have them send it to as many people as they can..It almost sounded like,(can't spell it right, Guillan Barre syndrome).Praying for a healing..and sending all of you our love..Carolyn

A Family of Love said...

Praying for Kelly!

Gloria said...

Kelly has my prayers for her healing and hope she gets all the support and love she needs for this recovery.
My prayers are also with your family, life gets difficult at times.