Sunday, February 1, 2009

Praying for Haylee

One of my most devoted reader/commenters who has inspired a few posts from me has asked for a favor. Having a small insight into how she must feel, at least about her fears for her daughters future, I wanted to highlight her request for all of you.

One of the most profound lessons I learned in this trial was the very real and physical effect of having thousands of prayers. I had felt the power of a mother's prayer before. I knew the power of a father's blessing. But I had never had literally thousands of people praying for me like that before. 

I felt carried and lifted by those thousands of prayers from family, friends, and strangers of varied faiths. I felt wrapped in a cocoon of faith and angels. In those early months, I absolutely needed that. I don't know how I would have survived without all those prayers and the power they produced in my life.

Tonight my friend Kathryn_M needs prayers for her daughter. Here is what she shared in her last comment:

My dear, sweet daughter who, at 22 years old, faces more health struggles than most will in a life time - she has autism, tourette's syndrome, ploycystic ovarian syndrome, mental health issues (most likely bi-polar) and epilepsy -- has me very worried.

This morning, she had a very bad seizure and stopped breathing. Her father had just left to visit his 91 year old father. I managed to get and keep her airway patent and get some ativan inside her cheek ... all the while thinking of Jett Travolta.

She is resting now. I will go lie with her but wanted to ask you and your readers to please keep this precious and so very special young lady in your prayers. Her name is Haylee.

My heart physically hurts for all she must endure and I am so frightened about what will happen after me and her Dad are gone or can no longer able to provide the supports she so desparately needs.

with love and thanks,

So today I am sending prayers your way Haylee and Kathryn. May you feel of their power and know you are never alone.


Mimi's Toes said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Haylee today, and her parents for support and strength.

Amanda said...

I will keep her in my thoughts as well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to you all - this means a lot to us.

Haylee is sleeping peacefully now and her breathing has quieted. She is easily aroused. It is common for people to sleep in a post seizure state.

Despite her meds, this is her 3rd seizure in 6 weeks. The first one occured while she was in the bathtub. Thank Heavens I have an absolute rule that she is never to be left alone while bathing - even for a mili-second.

Again, thank you all for your continued prayers on our behalf. They are felt.

love 'n hugs,

Anonymous said...

oh kathryn m, thank you for reaching out for prayers. you are so willing and quick to offer your support and now i offer my prayers for you and haylee.

i will keep her in my prayers today and add her to my prayer list daily. if you have anything specific, please let me know so our cries may be in unison.

stephanie, thank you so much for sharing. that was so kind of you to share.... i hope you are feeling well!

Rena said...

I will keep both in my thoughts and prayers.

Marleen said...

Haylee will be in our prayers tonight. I often feel like those who suffer with physical and mental things like that in this life are very special spirits from our Heavenly Father.

Kathryn_m, if you are looking, a great resource website for helping our bodies heal is Great information without selling any products and meds free. :)

By far though, sincere prayer and having faith is what can move mountains.

I hope the best for you, your family and your daughter.

AMIT said...

All the best to you in life.

BPO work from home

The Espersen Family said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Haylee and her family.

Jill said...

Thinking of you and praying for you and your sweet Haylee.

Susan Anderson said...

She's lucky to have you for a mom. I will say a prayer for her.

Heather & Greg said...

I too will keep Haylee and her family in my thoughts and prayers. I have to agree with Marleen, you should definently check out .She has some amazing info.
Stephanie I have to tell you you look amazing with your little belly, I hope you are feeling well and enjoying that ever growing little one!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all for your kind prayers.

I visited and it sounds like a great resource for us - I also have an auto-immunine disease. At first, they thought I had lupus but because I keep testing negative despite my symptoms, they have "labelled" me as having fibromyalgia with chronic fatigue syndrome.

If anyone has any suggestions for the chronic fatigues that plagues my life, I would sure appreciate it.

With love & thnx,

Presley family said...

Having a sweet little boy that goes through most of those things I very much understand how you feel. You are in my heart and prayers!