Evening update.

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

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5 responses to “Evening update.

  1. Praying for you and your family, Chelsea! Much love to all of you!

  2. Thank you, again, for filling the position of information secretary. We all appreciate your hard work and excellent writing skills! Our love and prayers are pouring forth from our hearts. We love your Mamie and hope that God answers all our prayers for a complete healing. We’ll be praying non-stop!!

  3. Janie Ferguson

    Thank you Chelsea for taking the time to write this when I know that
    your heart is breaking. Melba has such a strong and wonderful family.
    I thank the Lord for our little church here in Auburn. All our members
    are a family that love and care for each other. Melba has always been
    such an inspiration to all.

  4. Dorthy’s Tue. Night Bible Study group is praying for you all. Our hearts go out to you. We’re trusting in Our Shepherd’s leading you step by step in the coming days.

  5. Marsha Gifford

    Who knew that …. sparkling blue eyes and a shock of white hair framing the face of a simple poultry keeper, gardner and cook extraordaire …..would only thinly veil the face of Christ? That the dedication and faithfulness given Melba’s garden and chickens was the same dedication and faithfulness she gave her family and family in Christ.

    Just as specially selected plants spiced her cooking to perfection…. so she spiced up our lives with the sweet WORDS of LIFE.

    I’m blest to have known your Mamie, Chelsea. By her I’ve been deeply loved and I have no doubt about that. And in her, I’ve seen the face of Christ. She brought me closer to Him. She loved me like He does.

    We are both closer HOME!