Sunday, February 27, 2011

My father is with Marlin now and will be watching over him until Wednesday night when Marlin's great friend and life saver, Chris, will be there.  The plan is for me to drive up early Thursday morning and stay until Friday night or Saturday morning.

Tomorrow morning surgeons will perform a tracheotomy.  Apparently this is to avoid the development of scar tissue in the trachea and is more comfortable for the patient. They are also hoping to perform the skin graft needed on one of his legs.  The plan is to wake him when the tracheotomy and skin graft are done.

Just the thought of a machine in control of my breathing is enough to make me hyperventilate. It took hours for me to breathe normally after watching The Abyss. For you younger folks The Abyss is a movie that was released in 1989

Of course I barely remember it. I think I was five or six when I saw it.


We have some prayer requests we would love to for you to take to God on Marlin's behalf.

Pray that the surgery goes well with no complications and that the surgeons will indeed be able to do the skin graft.

Pray that Marlin's lungs will heal quickly and no longer need the help of the ventilator.

Pray his vital signs to remain normal and that he be able to wake up after the surgery.

Pray for Marlin's emotional state upon waking up. To him, it will be as though the fire just happened.  This has been a horrible blow to him as this is the second time he has lost everything to a house fire.

If it matters to you, this fire was not Marlin's fault.  It was just another terrible accident.  I will tell the story another day.

Pray that Marlin will heal quickly, feel God's arms wrapped around him and know that he is loved.

Thanks for checking in...........

Just sayin'...............

1 comment:

  1. I can't imagine how hard it will be for him to know a fire has taken everything AGAIN. I have a fear of fire since a dear friend lost everything in a fire. The only thing they could figure was an extension cord but that was an educated guess. I am praying for all of the above and that his family's faith will carry him (and all of you) through again.