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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Prayers for Healing

Many thanks to Andrea for her rallying prayer warriors from around the world to intercede on our behalf!

Well, 3 days and much stress, worry and concern later, I brought Jim home this afternoon! He spent 13 hours in the ER before the cardiologist released him to a room in the Heart Pavilion. There was only one minor episode on Sunday night where the nurse gave Jim nitroglycerin because he complained of some rather painful pressure in his chest. Since then -- nothing!

Jim has had what one of the technicians at the hospital dubbed "the million dollar workup"!!! In other words, they did just about every logical test they could do without him undergoing any invasive procedures. (We're pretty sure that tech isn't too far off on the cost, either!:-)

The doctors are baffled because every test was negative -- multiple blood work-ups, chest x-ray, echo-cardiogram, ultrasound, stress test, full body scan, upper G.I. & esophageal something - all negative. And yet, on two occasions when he experienced chest pain/pressure, he responded to nitroglycerin.

We tend to believe that the prayers of the faithful led God to heal him. That is our ardent hope and the hope that we cling to. God is so good to have placed so many faithful prayer warriors in our lives -- and around the world! We felt your prayers and love every moment during our ordeal and thank you more than we can ever express.

We do ask for continued prayer that Jim not experience any more episodes like this.

I don't think all of it has really hit me yet, but I am certain in the days and weeks ahead there will be much about which to write and share.


Until then, blessings on your journey.

"Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" (James 5:16 NKJV)

"pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV)

4 comments:

Beth Herring said...

Mary - I am so glad that you are home and I give God all the praise and glory due Him for Jim's healing.

I went through several years ago with MY Jim(bo) and after the nitro they gave him under his tongue almost killed him - he flatlined - all his heart tests came back fine. They said it was just reflux/stress.

I pray that Jim will continue to bask in the full healing of God. I will keep his "button" up on my prayer blog though. We could all use a little extra prayer!

Much love,

Laurie said...

I am praying sister! So sorry to hear you all have been going through that. I praise God for that there is mysteriously nothing wrong! I will continue to pray!
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Edie said...

I'm so glad tests are coming back favorable and God is clearly working. Still praying!