Monday, September 26, 2005

Heading toward cardiac arrest

It seems at times that we are fighting with God over Denise.
Things are still quite bad this evening. I had to come home to eat during the shift change. Earlier today my aunt asked the doctor what we can expect. It seems that the conditions and numbers are heading toward cardiac arrest. Could be today, tomorrow, a week... no telling.
The Dobutimine has had some positive effect, but I don't know that it would be enough to turn this around.
Denise is on Ativan and morphine now. She will wake once in a while for a few seconds. I did get some kisses & some important words with her. I asked her if she was scared and today she shook her head to indicate "no." I told her that her heart is weak, the deck is stacked against us (but there are always wild cards), and we might lose her. Our pastor from Lake Avenue Church came over (he's been coming over a lot during our ordeal) to pray. Even though she indicated days ago that she wanted serene, mellow music, I played one of her favorite Twila Paris albums that's a little upbeat. When asked if she liked it playing, she nodded "yes." The respiratory therapist snuck a little orange juice onto Denise's mouth swab tonight.
They were just about ready to finish dialysis when I left. They may take Denise for another fancy scan to try to find any infections. They're still throwing everything at her that they've got.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're still praying, Phil

We love you guys

September 26, 2005 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are continuing to intercede for all of you. We love you deeply-Rose

September 26, 2005 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying! Continueosly, remember God Loves you both, and Denise is in his arms of mercy. He is holding her close to his heart and he will lead and guide her steps every step of the journey.
Remember when I prayed the other day when we were there on your birthday that the Lord would Heal Denise so that she would dance again. The next morning during worship, the Lord gave me a beautiful picture of her dancing again.She was glowing and her eyes were showing radiance. I dont want her to go either but if it is the Lords will know that she will again be whole, and she will be able to hold Daniel in her arms just like she dreamed of doing.
I am not giving up hope that God can heal her and I pray that he does! Please give all of the family my love we are still pulling for her! HOLD ON TO JESUS!
LOVE YOU

September 26, 2005 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart is aching for you all. My prayers are with you everyday.
With love,

Valerie
(sister to T. Mack)

September 26, 2005 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Santa Barbara team is still praying for you and your family.

September 26, 2005 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Santa Barbara team is still praying for you and your family.

September 26, 2005 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Marcia said...

Praying, praying....

September 26, 2005 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never give up. With all the love around this country for you Phil and Denise we can never give up.
And if the Angles of the Lord come to get Denise we will know the Lord has chosen her for life ever after in his warm arms and healing hands. And she will not be ill again.
God bless you

September 27, 2005 7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We continue to claim His victory for our Denise! What a testimony, what a gift, our precious Denise has given to SO many people across the world. To call her our friend, is a blessing. We are fervently praying that God's will be done. We love you, the Larsons

September 27, 2005 7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying!

September 27, 2005 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me. Psalm 50:15

Lord we praise you for this family for thier commitment and trust in you! We are pleading with you LORD, please heal Denise. We will glorify you name.

September 27, 2005 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil and Denise,
You are in our prayers daily. May God bless you and your family, and help you through this difficult time.
The James'

September 27, 2005 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Uncle Jim and LInda said...

Linda and I will be thinking of and praying for Denise through out the day. She has fought so hard and deserves to pull through this.
Love and prays...
Uncle Jim and Linda

September 27, 2005 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying, Praying, Praying, Praying that denise pulls thru this, she is strong and has made it this far.....praying!

September 27, 2005 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been following your very painful situation and praying daily for you, Denise and your children. We met years ago at QM. I pray that the Lord will be increasing close to you in the moments ahead.

Sue G.

September 27, 2005 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We cover you with our prayers. May you feel God's uplifiting arms. May you know His strength and His love in ways never experienced before. We love you Phil and we love you Denise and continue to uphold you before our merciful God. On behalf of your PCS family, Jackie

September 27, 2005 11:03 AM  
Blogger Call Me Grandma said...

Still praying for the wild cards.
Stay strong and keep the faith.

September 27, 2005 12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil,
I was told that this song was one our grandma Hall's favorite songs if you could sing it to her i am sure it would lift her spirit just a bit.
You are my sunshine my only sunshine you make me happy when skys are gray, you'll never know dear how much i love you please don't take my sunshine away! I love you Denise and we are all praying for you, Hank, Jinna, Little Denise, Crystal, Brigid, Alyson, Paul and Isabella. We love you!

September 27, 2005 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Phil,
I am a friend of Robert Jole's in Eugene, OR. We pray for you and Denise and your family every day. So do many of my friends and family.
You are such an inspiration. Your love for Denise and your commitment to her, your faith and your humor (which is one of the best medicines), and you're a great Dad.
I work for a Doctor, and I have seen many of God's "wild cards"! I have one patient who got cancer at age 105 and he is now 107, yes I said 107! He's still walking, talking and making me laugh! Also, my father-in-law has cardiomyopathy and was down to about 15% heart function a few years ago, and his last tests show his heart function is back to normal. Amazing what medicine and prayer can do! So don't give up hope. God has a plan.
We're still praying for all of you.
Kathy

September 27, 2005 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayer, our thoughts, our hearts are with you Denise and Phil. JLC

I have been praying since the beginning...I feel a bond between us. Phil, you have been and continue to be so open in sharing that I've been able to get to know you and Denise, the kids, some of the family, and the great nurses/doctors. This has been and continues to be a blessing...thank you (I can relate to your humor). Denise you are such a wonderful fighter and that continues to encourage me...you are a sweet blessing.

We will continue to intercede for each of you...We love you, Phil and Denise. LC

September 27, 2005 2:32 PM  

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