Friday, February 18, 2011

PRAYERS NEEDED TODAY


My cousin's daughter, Brooke, needs many prayers and positive thoughts today. Last fall, she and her spouse were standing ourdoors waiting for a table at a restaurant, when Brooke passed out and fell face-forward onto the cement pavement, breaking her jaw in four places. She has had five surgeries and one complication after another, including a massive infection that threatened her life. Her jaws have been wired shut all these months.
Brooke is in reconstructive surgery as I type. Her surgeons are replacing those sections of jaw bone that had been removed due to the massive infection. Please remember Brooke as you go about your day today. She's a loving daughter, wife, mother, and talented elementary school teacher who would like nothing more than to get back to her daily routines of caring for her family and students.
It's very easy to take life for granted and I'm guilty of doing that. I go out when I choose and shop where I please. I sometimes complain about the most trivial things and don't always stop and realize how fortunate I am to have this life, routine as it may seem. Today I'm reminded of how very blessed my life has been and how thankful I am for it. Please keep Brooke in your thoughts and prayers today. Thank you from my grateful heart.
UPDATE: Saturday - Brooke came through the 8-hour surgery well and is now back in her hospital room. She's in a lot of pain, of course, but none of her facial nerves were damaged and she is able to move her mouth/jaws now. They are rubberbanded in order to immobilize them until she's healed a bit, but things are looking up for her. Thank you for your constant prayers and concern. We are so very grateful for all of you.

18 comments:

The Olde Country Cupboard said...

prayers on their way. Hope she gets better soon.

Kady said...

Thank you so much. I can't imagine going through the things Brooke has, yet her faith is strong.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Prayers are going out to Brooke and her family. Hope everything goes well during the surgery, and she has a speedy recovery.
Prim Blessings! Robin

Kady said...

Thank you Robin. This girl has been through so much. I pray this will be the last surgery.

GailinVirginia said...

Bless her heart...she is in my prayers.

Hugs dear Kady,
~Gail

Kady said...

I really appreciate that Gail, I know Brooke does too. Thank you.

Christine said...

How I trust and pray Brooke will make a full and speedy recovery!
Praying for the family
Christine

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

All my prayers for Brooke today, Kady. I will be praying that God maintains her strength and positive attitude, praying for her family, praying for her recovery, and praying for you, dear friend.
★Linda★

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Prayers and healing energy winging their way to Brooke. {{hugs}} to you and your family Kady, Deb

Kady said...

Thank you so very much, Christine, Linda, and Deb. I haven't yet heard how things went but with so many sweet friends praying, I feel sure it went smoothly. Thank you.

Merilyn said...

I agree, we do take so much for granted. Prayers and positive thoughts to Brooke today, please let us know how she comes through this.

Kady said...

Thank you very much Merilyn. I surely will post more when I hear some news.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Kady--I am praying even though now it is evening--bless her and her healing--and her family.
Hugs, Di

denise said...

i'm just as guilty as you about taking things for granted. my thoughts and prayers are with brooke.hoping for a speedy recovery. denise

Calico Rabbit said...

May God look down on Brooke and help her heal.
I will keep her in my thoughts.

Keep us posted on how she is doing.
Hugs,
Kerri

Kady said...

Diane, Denise, and Kerri - your thoughts and prayers are most appreciated. Thank you so much.

Whimsey Creations said...

Ah Kady, I've been down with the flu this week or I'd have read about this sooner. Brooke and her family remain in my prayers. I hope the surgery went very well. Hugs!

Kady said...

Oh Jill, I hope you feel better soon. Thank you for your prayers. Surgery went well but she's in a lot of pain and will be for awhile. Thanks so much. Get better!