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Urgent Prayer Request for My Young Cousin, Severe Head Injury - Update at #2982
My family | Thursday January 25, 2007 | GretchenM

Posted on 01/25/2007 9:37:13 AM PST by GretchenM

Edited on 02/14/2007 3:30:51 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

My aunt and uncle sent this out to our family at 6:30 AM today. Carrie is my young cousin, a very gifted artist, and the second eldest among her siblings. She and her family are in Michigan.

Prayer reqeust from my aunt and uncle (Carrie is their granddaughter).

This morning on her way to work Carrie's car slid on the highway and into a tree. She has very bad injuries, especially to her head. Her brain is swelling and she is now in surgery. They plan to open her skull to allow for the swelling, and she is not responding.

They don't give her parents a lot of hope. We are telling everyone so you can join us in praying for our dear Caroline. They called her parents about 7:45 this morning and they're at the hospital now.



TOPICS: Announcements; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: carrie; gretchenm; prayer
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To: GretchenM

Prayers for Carrie & family, I will be away until Monday..~P~


2,521 posted on 05/25/2007 5:09:53 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: GretchenM
Thanks to you folks for all your prayers.

You're more than welcome! More prayers on their way.

2,522 posted on 05/26/2007 1:48:33 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: GretchenM

Memorial Day prayers for Caroline.


2,523 posted on 05/28/2007 9:29:24 AM PDT by Colorado Buckeye (It's the culture stupid!)
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To: snugs; silent_jonny; onyx; JulieRNR21; Just A Nobody; DrDeb; SnarlinCubBear; Miss Marple; ...

Update May 28

From my uncle

Today D, a favorite nurse, let Carrie's mother know that Carrie's stomach feeding tube came right out and it had a hole in it. I think M finally has found someone who can get a replacement out to the house. Then they will need someone who can put it back in properly.

(Carrie's boyfriend) B's parents came over to visit Carrie in the afternoon. His mom is reading a book to Carrie. They exercise her and talk to her so nicely. Yesterday B came over to visit in the morning. The nurse said he brought some more CD's for Carrie to hear. C, a best friend of Carrie's, came to visit yesterday morning too. Carrie is supposed to be Maid of Honor in her August wedding.

Carrie had her surgery as planned last Tuesday. She came home Wednesday about noon. She certainly looks a lot nicer with her round head. M and the nurse took the bandage off Thursday, and Carrie does look nice.

This morning M was telling us about another real nice nurse, A, who they really like. She's going to bring her nutrition nursing books over for M to read. You know, M has been blending all sorts of good foods to feed Carrie instead of relying on the canned product.

Carrie's color is good, her vital signs are good, and we think she is responding more to people. A door slammed shut. Both she and I jumped at the noise. Nurses notice improvements as well as B and his parents.

We send our Best Wishes and Love to All. Have a good week.
Love [my uncle and aunt]

All of Carrie's family are extremely grateful to those who continue to pray for her total recovery during this time of drawn-out waiting. It is very encouraging to read that she continues to improve, to regain her faculties, despite the slow pace. God is knitting her (back) together, as He once did before she was born.

"Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?" Exodus 15:11

Thank You, Lord, for all You are doing to restore Carrie, to bring her along, to uphold her family. I ask Your blessing on all whose lives are touched by Carrie -- her family, caregivers, those who pray for all of them. Thank You for Your victory over every hindrance to Carrie's complete restoration!

A note to those who can no longer access FR: Thank you for all the ingenious ways you are passing on messages of support for Carrie! God love you! ;-)

2,524 posted on 05/28/2007 3:35:22 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

Continued prayers for Carrie (and family, friends.)


2,525 posted on 05/28/2007 3:39:32 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: GretchenM
Excellent news. Slow but steady progress being made.

We will continue to pray.

2,526 posted on 05/28/2007 3:44:00 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: GretchenM

Thanks for your latest update Gretchen. My prayers continue for Carrie and her family.


2,527 posted on 05/28/2007 3:51:55 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: GretchenM

prayers continue


2,528 posted on 05/28/2007 3:53:40 PM PDT by Tribune7 (A bleeding heart does nothing but ruin the carpet)
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To: GretchenM

CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR CARRIE AND FAMILY!


2,529 posted on 05/28/2007 4:01:52 PM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: GretchenM

May God bless you and your family members as you go through this tradegy.


2,530 posted on 05/28/2007 4:06:48 PM PDT by khenrich (Ironically, Gore notes that he has run for president twice and says: "I know what it takes to win.?)
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To: GretchenM

Dearest Gretchen,

Thank you so much for the continued updates on Carrie.
I continue to pray for her and her entire family.
I also pray for you and hope you are doing well.

Blessings and hugs dear Gretchen.


2,531 posted on 05/28/2007 4:08:28 PM PDT by MeekMom (Present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God.)
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To: khenrich

Thank you very much, khenrich. The latest update on my cousin’s condition is posted at # 2524. She has come a long way since that first day, when the doctors didn’t expect her to make it.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1773590/posts?page=2524#2524


2,532 posted on 05/28/2007 4:14:39 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

More good news !


2,533 posted on 05/28/2007 4:20:07 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: MeekMom
FRmail to you.
2,534 posted on 05/28/2007 4:22:34 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

Continued prayers, GretchenM.


2,535 posted on 05/28/2007 4:52:54 PM PDT by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT)
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To: GretchenM

Prayers


2,536 posted on 05/28/2007 5:12:01 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: GretchenM

Thank you for the update. I continue to pray for Carrie and appreciate your effort to keep us posted.


2,537 posted on 05/28/2007 5:31:10 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: GretchenM

How nice, that Carrie, has a normal rounded head again. Soon her hair will grow back and cover the scars. She hears sounds and responds to them, how wonderful is that. The door slamming, she heard it. Carrie hears all of your loving voices too. Prayers are being answered.

I will continue to pray for Carrie to have a complete healing. Thanks for the update, and the good news. I feel like I have a vested interest in Carrie, for all the prayers and concern that I have sent coming your way. :-) It sure is nice when prayers are answered.


2,538 posted on 05/28/2007 5:53:31 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: GretchenM

Glad to hear that Carrie’s condition is improving.
Thanks be to our Divine Physician Who is in charge!

We continue to pray for Carrie....every day!


2,539 posted on 05/28/2007 7:09:25 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Trust the Lord with all your heart.......)
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To: GretchenM

Amen and God Bless for the positive news!!!!
Continued Prayers!!!!


2,540 posted on 05/28/2007 7:27:20 PM PDT by FlashBack (WoundedWarriorProject.Org)
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