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I’m up tomorrow for a blog post.  I had a great Christmas app to share with you, but at this point it seems so very stupid.  I have an acquaintance who posted that her daughter, a friend of my daughter’s, has a brain clot, and they need to do emergency surgery, but it is too dangerous at this point.  What?

I have all sorts of friends that are dealing with difficult things right now, and the world just keeps spinning.  Not fair.  Not tonight.  For all of my acquaintances and friends that are facing something scary tonight, I am praying for you.  My world has stopped for you as I think about you and reflect on your strength and amazing attitudes.  You are an inspiration and the ones stories are told about.

I know that you know, but sometimes you can’t hear it enough – God is in absolute control and loves you more than you can imagine.  He is tending to every detail of your life.

You are on my heart  and the hearts of so many tonight.  Our world has stopped just for you. 

“So do not fear, for I am with you;

    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

                                                   Isaiah 41:10

Please pray for Layne and her precious family.  This is the latest update from her mom:

(Update: they were not able to do Layne’s surgery. The KU Dr’s determined that because of the location & type of clot…that going in to remove it would cause Layne to have a massive stroke. The quandary is that because of the artery wall that has been stretched and weakened by the 1st clot…they now cannot administer any blood thinners stronger than a baby aspirin to dissolve it…or else she could have a massive brain bleed. So what do we do? Pray…adjust…research.

Children’s Mercy said that though they handle many many strokes…that they maybe see one case like this a year with this type of clot and this kind of situation. KU handles 100’s and 100’s because they treat mainly adults and this is a particular situation typically seen in the older population. We trust that when they say they cannot safely operate…that they know what they are talking about.

I started to ask for specific prayer for specific things that I want to see happen…but that’s me trying to take control again. If you believe in the power of prayer…please pray for whatever your heart leads you to pray for. We need all of it.)

What we thought was going to happen: The very preliminary results of angio just came back and there is another clot sitting in Layne’s brain that hasn’t gone anywhere yet. She is being transferred immediately to KU for emergency brain surgery. KU is the best of the best when it comes to this we are told. PLEASE continue to pray!

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