In the age of technology, sometimes we are just a little too accessible. So for the next few days, I will post updates on Mamie here, in the hopes that it will minimize the distractions for Mom, Todd, and Dot, as they face the days ahead. The days are unknown, and they could hold the majesty of a miracle, but regardless, they will reveal the hope found in Christ.
The neuro report shows that Mamie has suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. She continues to bleed in the brain in 4 different spots. Bilateral, subdural, interior, etc. I am not sure what that means, but apparently she is bleeding in places that cause damage that cannot be repaired. For this reason, science says that her recovery would be long–years long. She would have to learn how to breath again. She has likely lost her speech forever.
She is on propofol to sedate her. She is on pain medication so that she does not hurt. She is on a ventilator and has a feeding tube.
The prayer tonight is for Todd, Dot and Mom to encounter the next few days with unity, strength, and peace, and for Mamie to be comfortable. Selfishly, I pray for her to come back to us.
Thank you for loving our dear family and walking this walk with us too soon after the last heartache. I think the Waters/Courtney family can say with confidence that they would like never to speak to another neurologist again. There is a strong community surrounding our family and we are forever grateful.
This is the way Mamie lives….
“Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”–2 Corinthians 5:6-8