Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Call for Prayer

Hey guys - just reaching out to my friends and asking for prayer for a close friend of mine named Kat. Her Dad fell a really long ways from a ladder today and he's in the hospital. He has 10 fractures - I think all of them ribs. 2 of his ribs are completely broken off and loose. If those don't "settle" by morning they will have to go in and do surgery.

On top of that his lungs are severely bruised. The scans look like he's been smoking 20 years - but he's never touched a cigarette in his life. So they are keeping him doped up and on oxygen. He can't move. The doctors say he's lucky even to be alive.

Just to compound things...

Kat's Dad is self-employed. He and her Mom are divorced and he supports her Mom with child support. So this is going to be really bad financially for both his family and hers.

Please keep Kat's Dad, her families, and Kat in your prayers. She has a medical condition that's caused by stress too, so this is going to be really tough on her physically. Thanks for your support. I'll keep you updated!

6 comments:

Merily said...

I'm sending along lots of love, prayers, and good thoughts!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh Ruthie. so sorry about your friend Kat. I will keep her in my heart and prayers.

BeadedTail said...

I'm certainly sending prayers to Kat's dad and I hope he gets better soon. I hope Kat is doing well too.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

They are in my thoughts! I hope all turns out okay!

paintingpam said...

Special prayers for special friends!

Hugs to all.

Linda Pruitt said...

Ruthie--praying . . . and putting Kat and family on our prayer list!