Good News!  

Posted by mindyluwho

Thank you for your prayers and uplifting words of support and encouragement. Roger (my brother) is improving. Since he's been in the hospital he has had to have 100% oxygen given to him on a ventilator that was also doing every breath for him. Last night he improved significantly so that today they were able to to take his oxygen input down to 80 percent! His blood pressure had been very low but has now returned to normal, so they have been able to take him off the blood pressure medication which means a reduction in the fluids they were having to give him that were bloating his body. He's still on dailysis for his kidneys, but it's only a temporary thing until his kidneys can begin to function on their own.

I have the most awesome family who have all pulled together for him. There are nine of us all together, six boys and three girls. One brother flew in from Alaska to be here and another flew from San Diego with his wife and thier 9 day old baby (she's a beauty!) to be here. We all fasted for him yesterday. I am blessed to be here with them and to witness the pulling together of our faith in his behalf. We know that our prayers are being heard.

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10 said...

That is such good news. Glad for your family and brother.

July 17, 2008 at 12:08 PM

That is wonderful that Roger is doing better, I am so happy for your family. Your family is very blessed as so are we to have been able to pray for your family. Your Heavenly Fathers hand is near you all. Your Mother is also close too I am sure and see all of you together is such a blessing for her. Enjoy your blessings Heavenly Father is so happy for you all, I am sure. He loves to see us Happy. Many more prayers will follow for the days to come for you and your family.
Sherrelyn and Family

July 17, 2008 at 12:36 PM

I am so glad to hear that your brother is doing better! What a special experience to have family together fasting and praying.
Thank you for the update.

July 17, 2008 at 1:24 PM

I'm so glad he is doing better. It is wonderful when family all pulls together.

Thanks for keeping us posted.

July 17, 2008 at 1:34 PM

What an incredible family! I'm so glad he's getting better!

July 17, 2008 at 1:44 PM

i'm sorry that i just read about this. i have been trying to catch up on my blog reading. i am glad to hear that roger is doing better and will keep you all in my prayers. it is a blessing that you can be together through this. lots of love,

July 18, 2008 at 8:05 PM

Mindy, you are the best older sister that any girl can have! You have been such an uplifting and positive angel for us all.

July 19, 2008 at 11:17 PM

This is such good news! You must feel so relief! How wonderful that your family was all able to come together for your brother. Good luck to him! I know it still must not be easy to be hooked up to all that equipment and being poked and prodded.

July 21, 2008 at 9:24 PM

I just came over from Mamita's blog, and I'm so glad to hear he's doing much better.

I'll still keep you all in our prayers.

July 22, 2008 at 11:30 AM

I am very sorry that your brother became so ill. I'm glad he started to improve, and I hope he will continue to become stronger and regain his health. I'm praying for him.

July 23, 2008 at 7:16 AM

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