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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.



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KEYWORDS: carrie; gretchenm; prayer
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To: GretchenM

Carrie, you, your family, her doctors and nurses, and all your friends are in my prayers as all of you are helping dear Carrie. God bless you all.


2,501 posted on 05/22/2007 7:26:13 PM PDT by Carolinamom (Every day is a gift; be thankful.)
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To: GretchenM

Great news that the surgery was finally able to be accomplished. God bless all of you.


2,502 posted on 05/22/2007 7:30:48 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Too blessed to be stressed.)
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To: GretchenM

sending more prayers


2,503 posted on 05/22/2007 7:47:25 PM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: GretchenM

Glad to hear this is complete!


2,504 posted on 05/22/2007 7:55:41 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: GretchenM

I remembered about today and have been praying for Carrie. Thank the Father for good news.

Please continue to keep us posted, Gretchen.

and, God bless you as well.

-Kristin


2,505 posted on 05/22/2007 8:07:33 PM PDT by MeekMom (Present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God.)
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To: GretchenM

Gretchen, Carrie was on my mind (and in my heart and prayers) all day today as I hoped she would finally be well enough for the surgery .. so glad it finally happened, and with such seeming success. Has to be a huge relief to the family. Prayers continue unceasing!


2,506 posted on 05/22/2007 8:15:10 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: GretchenM

Thank you so much for updating us so quick, I wondered how it went. Glad all went well. Happy news.

Continued prayers for you, said one for you today and prayed the surgery would go successfully. Thanks be to God.


2,507 posted on 05/22/2007 8:16:04 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: GretchenM

Glad to hear the good news. Continued prayers.


2,508 posted on 05/22/2007 8:20:39 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: GretchenM

Excellent! Thanks for the update!


2,509 posted on 05/22/2007 8:21:13 PM PDT by jdm
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To: GretchenM
Glory to God for these Good Tidings! Thank you for Each and Every Update, and Prayers Continue.


2,510 posted on 05/22/2007 9:09:56 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: GretchenM
Praise God! Thank you for the update! Prayers continue...
2,511 posted on 05/22/2007 10:09:01 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: GretchenM

in our prayers


2,512 posted on 05/23/2007 2:34:34 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: GretchenM

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Indeed, God is blessing all of US through Carrie! May she continue to heal.
Polly


2,513 posted on 05/23/2007 4:50:49 AM PDT by pollywog (Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,)
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To: GretchenM

Many prayers for Carrie! ~P~


2,514 posted on 05/23/2007 4:52:42 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: GretchenM

Great news! Thank You, Lord!


2,515 posted on 05/23/2007 5:43:40 AM PDT by silent_jonny (staying & praying)
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To: GretchenM

Great news Gretchen.


2,516 posted on 05/23/2007 5:48:15 AM PDT by katieanna
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To: GretchenM

Wonderful news, Gretchen.

I know this is something that the family have anxiously been waiting for...

Prayers of thanks for all of the wonderful, generous people that are helping Carrie and family right now...

Prayers for continued healing for sweet, dear Carrie....

sleuth


2,517 posted on 05/23/2007 6:24:11 AM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: GretchenM

Glad to hear the news of Carrie’s successful surgery. My prayers for Carrie and you all continue unabated.


2,518 posted on 05/23/2007 10:04:40 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: GretchenM
Thank you so much for this good news ping this morning
(couldn't say so then, so I'm saying it now)
2,519 posted on 05/23/2007 4:47:46 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: GretchenM

Prayers for Carrie & family ~P~


2,520 posted on 05/24/2007 5:37:57 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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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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To: GretchenM
O Lord, our Powerful God of Healing, You have not assigned us the task of telling you HOW, nor WHEN. Our assignment is to believe with all manner of confidence and faith that the healing will come---it will surely come. It has already been wrought for sweet Carrie on the Cross of Calvary. The payment has been made. The miserable suffering and carrying of her vile and wretched injuries have been deported by our brave and valiant Savior of all.

Ours is to pray. Ours is to pray, believing without a doubt that the healing has already been appointed. Ours is to pray, believing that the victory has been won. We need not worry about when or where. We already know how and why. O Lord, accept our thanks and our praise for we know that nothing can take away from sweet Carrie that which You have already appropriated for her. Ours is to wait in peace and in thankfulness, knowing that it is done. Yours O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the majesty, and the victory. As we pause to thank You and to think of Your incomprensible greatness, let us be still and know that You are God. We are Your servants who love You, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

2,541 posted on 05/28/2007 7:35:33 PM PDT by Faith
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To: AmericanMade1776
I feel like I have a vested interest in Carrie, for all the prayers and concern that I have sent coming your way.

Amen and absolutely!

2,542 posted on 05/28/2007 7:38:08 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

Prayers continue.


2,543 posted on 05/28/2007 8:44:20 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: GretchenM

Thank you so much for the updates! I continue to thank God for Carrie and lift her up in prayer!


2,544 posted on 05/28/2007 8:45:01 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: GretchenM
we think she is responding more to people. A door slammed shut. Both she and I jumped at the noise.

Now that sounds promising!

2,545 posted on 05/28/2007 8:46:06 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: GretchenM

What a great update Gretchen. The Lord continually brings Carrie to mind for me to pray as I work around the house during the day. I thank Him for His faithfulness to this precious young woman. I am also impressed with the loyalty and love her boyfriend is showing in watching over and caring for her too as well as her parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and I am sure many of her church family.God’s Love really DOES make a difference.
Polly


2,546 posted on 05/28/2007 9:08:07 PM PDT by pollywog (Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,)
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To: GretchenM

Prayers sent


2,547 posted on 05/29/2007 3:22:27 AM PDT by Hydroshock (Duncan Hunter For President, checkout gohunter08.com.)
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To: GretchenM

Continued prayers for Carrie’s recovery, Gretchen. Thank you for your faithful updates. :-)


2,548 posted on 05/29/2007 6:08:56 AM PDT by pinz-n-needlez (Dogwood Blossoms trickle down like Snow, bringing hope of Renewal, Redemption and Resurrection)
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To: GretchenM

I am so glad to see that she finally had her surgery to fix her head. It also sounds like she is surrounded not only by loving family and friends...but are getting some good nurses, that are taking more than just cursory care of dear Carrie.

I keep Carrie in my thoughts and prayers, along with her family.

Gretchen..your note and update has been passed along..and I want you to know we are all in prayer for her and you!

sleuth


2,549 posted on 05/29/2007 6:41:42 AM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: GretchenM
A door slammed shut. Both she and I jumped at the noise.

She's going to wake up one of these days :)

Healing prayers continue for Carrie. And prayers of spiritual protection for her family.

Thanks for the update, Gretchen.

2,550 posted on 05/29/2007 4:14:11 PM PDT by silent_jonny (staying & praying)
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