It’s Saturday and I found out just two days ago that my friend’s daughter, Reagan, is having more hemorrhaging. Click here to read my previous post about her and this reoccurring health issue. I asked her mom if I could share here with all of you. So, because I’m having trouble finding the words I need, I’ll just post her updates. Be sure to read the previous post about Reagan if you need a better understanding of the seriousness of the problem and, most important, the preciousness of the girl.
On August 28th, Reagan’s mom said this:
Would appreciate prayers for Reagan. She is hemorrhaging from lungs again; third round in past 7 days. We are in close contact with our cardiologist, and he is calling another heart/lung specialist in Philly for ideas. It’s a waiting game. We are home; the hospital is another location to wait, so we would rather keep her home. We are thankful for good nurses and humble doctors who are willing to keep digging for answers. Picking up a round a steroids and an antibiotic today. Hopefully, it will alleviate the coughing and subsequent hemorrhages.
And God reigns through it all.
Here is what my dear friend posted on her Facebook page this morning:
Friends and Family, please continue to pray for Reagan and for wisdom on our next step. She had medium hemorrhaging last night; a few hours prior to that she was crying as if in pain. It is very discouraging. Our choices: wait this out hoping hemorrhaging will stop,coiling procedure at hospital again, taking out lung. Remember, there are thousands vessels and without an active bleed, the surgeon won’t know where to place the coils. Then, if he does coil, it just places more pressure on those other 9,999ish other vessels that aren’t designed to carry this much blood flow. Her little body is just getting pushed beyond capacity. We don’t want to rush her in to a surgery that is a best guess. Currently, her coloring looks good, and she is happy… except for the hour of crying last night. Oh, this is hard, and my heart is aching. Please pray.
It is times like these where our faith is tested. Why, God? Do I really believe that you are there? Softly, it comes:
“Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.”
He knows our days. I praise you, Lord, for Reagan is indeed fearfully and wonderfully made.
Does He speak to you through His word? He comforts my soul when nothing else can.
Please be praying for Reagan, for her mom, dad, and two younger sisters. They are like family to me and mine. I can’t see through my tears right now. If this ache is so large in my own heart, I tremble at the thought of what Reagan and her family are feeling. Thank you for taking the time to read this and keep them in your prayers. They read my blog, so if you want to leave them a comment, please do.
UPDATE: Sunday morning’s message from Mom said there had been another small hemorrhage in the night, but it had some clots in it which was different. It is possibly a good sign that Reagan’s body is trying to close off the bleed. It’s hard to say, though, and most of it is all guessing. They have been provided with wonderful in home nursing care and have been able to get some rest, too. Thank you again for praying, and I will update over the course of the week.