Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Just a quick update on my mom. I'm still in WV - it's almost 1:00AM Tues - and my mom is still in ICU. She was a smoker as a teen and into her early 30's and now suffers from COPD among multiple other issues. Her inability to move oxygen in and move carbon dioxide out has led to her having high blood pressure and now has caused her to have multiple mini-strokes. We know of at least 3 since 2004 and are awaiting MRI results for a possible 4th.

So please pray first for ANYONE you know that smokes. BEG them to stop! Pray for the Lord to empower them to turn away from this stronghold the enemy has on them! Second pray for my mom to be able to breathe and get her blood pressure under control to prevent further damage to her brain. Third pray for me as I'm going to have to head home later today and it's really going to be hard for me to leave. Also for traveling mercies.

Sorry this is short and sweet but I'm totally exhausted!! Thanks for the prayers! I feel them. May the Lord bless you and yours for taking the time to lift up my family and I! May He be exalted even in times that seem to make absolutely no sense to us!!!


Nicki said...

Oh girl.....I am praying for you and your mom right now. And I give a big AMEN to please don't smoke.

I hope all is well today!

Mandy said...

Hey Val - thought I'd pop into your blog for an update, and there it was! It must be awful for your mom not to be able to breathe - all because of choices she made so many years ago. It's a good lesson for all of us.

You must be a little happy to be getting home - even though it's hard to leave - I know Jimmy misses you and to have that support is so important.

I've been praying for you, your fam, and your mom. Talk with you soon ~Mandy

Shonda said...

I hope you made it home safely. I second your petition to all who smoke to stop and those who dont--dont start!

My dad smoked. I smoked but quit years ago. Much better to not smoke!!

I'm praying for your mom and you and your family.

Heavenly Father, I praise You for You are in control of all things. I petition You on behalf of Val's mother. I pray that she will be able to breathe, get her blood pressure under control and prevent any other damage from occurring in her body. I pray for good health and praise You for it. I pray for the doctors, nurses, technicians and any who are looking after her. I pray that she will have favor in their care and they will be attentive to all her needs. I pray for proper diagnosis' and treatment plans. I pray for peace and comfort for Val and all the family members. I also pray that You will set free those who smoke and release them from this addiction. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Blessings in Christ--

Kim said...

Oh Val....I have had a rough week too with Sam being so sick. I was so busy getting to be Mommy again to an eight year old boy who hasn't wanted me to hold him in quite a while. But he was so sick, I had the pleasure of him wanting Mommy again. I have fallen behind on my blog reading.

You were on my heart tonight so I thought I would pop in and check on you. Just wanted you to know I prayed for you....hang in there.
love ya!

Leigh Gray said...

hey sister - you ok? how is momma? i miss you - not hearing from you. check in and let us know how things are.

praying oftne for you all!

love, Leigh