Sunday, January 2, 2011

pray without ceasing

many of us have spent this past week praying for a classmate who went missing on monday.
the power of prayer never ceases to amaze me. michelle returned home to her family today.
but our job of praying is not done - it's never done.

this sweet girl is my friend allison.

allison and i have been friends for almost 15 years. wow, writing that down makes me feel really old. anyways, i'm writing this blog to ask for prayers on her behalf.
last week allison thought she had the flu. in fact she was so sick she struggled to participate in christmas. she ended up going to the doctor wednesday, and was sent for a cat scan thursday morning. she found out she had a ruptured appendix and had to have an emergency appendectomy. since her appendix had been 'leaking', she was going to have to stay in the hospital until saturday.
unfortunately saturday came but allison was unable to go home because her white blood cell count was 23,000 - normal is 5,000 to 10,000. as of today, her white blood cell count is still extrememly high. they're not sure why, but will do another ct scan tomorrow if this doesn't change.
she is still in a great deal of pain, and she is very weak because she has been unable to eat.
while there isn't much any of us can do right now, we can all pray.
pray that allison begins to feel better.
pray that the doctors are able to find the cause of the infection.
pray that she is able to return home to her family soon.

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