I did want to quickly update you about the young Pastor and his wife that I asked you to pray for earlier this week. I got an email from my friends, who know them, last night with a great update about Anna's progress. I'm going to copy a few lines from that email below:
...Anna is experiencing what is being called a dramatic turnaround!! The clot in her lung is decreased rapidly and her breathing difficulties and chest pain are decreasing rapidly as well. The clot in her arm is about the same, but has not moved. Further tests for more clots were done and have all come back negative.
As a result of this turnaround, she has been moved out of the ICU and into an OB wing of the hospital. They are going to try and wean her off of the IV Heparin in favor of injectable Heparin. If she does well on the injectable version, she will be released to home in a week or so with obvious restrictions.
Apparently, this young woman in Indiana has been surrounded in prayer from near and far. We know of the prayers from Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota..but just heard of others. Her mother's church had some people visiting from Nigeria and heard of Anna’s difficulties. They took the prayers back to their people in Nigeria…and the circle increases.
Anna is due at the end of May. The plans until today were to take the baby April 1, about 2 months early, at the NICU. Due to the recent dramatic turn around, those plans are now on hold and she will be evaluated on a continuing basis.
As you can imagine, she is not out of the woods yet, but she is doing much better. The original prognosis was very, very grave but clearly the Lord has been moved by the prayers of his people and He has granted them grace and some healing. Thank you for praying with me...I shared before that I personally don't know this couple, but I know if it were Travis and I going through this, I would covet every prayer from everyone and everywhere. This story makes me so grateful that we are healthy and able to be out celebrating our marriage this weekend.
Have a wonderful Valentines Day!!! We will be!!