Monday, November 22, 2010

Please Help. Family Issues.

Hello all my blog friends.

My daughter's partner Luisa needs all your thoughts and prayers right now. I am flying over to be with K on Wednesday (earliest I can get there) so please do what you can. I know many of you are Christians and will say a prayer for us at this awful time.

The following is from my daughter's blog and the photos is of Luisa:


I am calling out for help, from anyone and everyone who knows and loves our Luisa, aka LeatherEagle.

I believe in the power of prayer, whatever your beliefs or lack of. So, light a candle, say your prayers. For the record Luisa's personal favourites were Green Tara, Kuan Yin and Ganesh. She also always loved the Saints, St Francis in particular. Thank you.

She is very, very sick. Having had surgery last Thursday (gastric bypass) she ran into complications over the next couple of days. By Saturday night it was obvious this was more than the expected pain/recovery so tests were run during the night leading to her being rushed back into surgery due to complications.

Bottom line, both her small bowel and stomach leaked into her stomach cavity/abdomen. That's meant to be a sterile environment. This means Luisa is now effectively on life support due to septicaemia involving massive medication (antibiotics, drips galore) and in particular medications to keep her blood pressure up and stop her heart (and other organs) from failing. This is as serious as it gets, the doctors have told us in no uncertain terms that she may or may not, make it through this.

Hence my imploring you all to take note, stop and spend a moment wishing her well.

Naturally this means she is unconscious so well wishes direct to her are pointless, however I WILL keep note of responses and messages so that - hopefully - she can read them when she's all better again.

Bottom line is she is VERY ill, in Critical Care for the foreseeable future until (hopefully) the sepsis recedes and she can fight back.

I am asking for ALL your prayers, wishes and candles (depending how you float your boat) to carry her through this and out the other side.'

I know you will all do your best for us. With thanks,



Susan said...

Prayers, thoughts & candles- all 'lit' for the best outcome possible.
May all be well.

Arija said...

My prayers are with Louisa but my prayers always go to the greatest good of all concerned. It is not for me to say what that is as I am fallible and could otherwise be praying for something that is not in her life's learning.

Blessings . . . Arija

BT said...

Thank you so much Susan and Arija. I hear what you're saying Arija. xx

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Gina, My prayers are with Luisa, your daughter, and you. Have a safe flight. I am sure your support will mean so very much at this difficult time. Love, Pam x

Mildred said...

I will certainly be praying for Luisa, your daughter and you during this time. I am so very sorry. I pray that her body can fight this infection and that the drs. will have wisdom in treating her. I'll pray for your daughter to have strength and to bless you as you travel to support them. Love to you Gina.

BT said...

Thank you so much Pam and Mildred.

Whimsey Creations said...

She and your family will be in my prayers.

Heather said...

Words seem useless at times like this but thoughts and prayers can still work. You will be a great comfort to your daughter and I do hope you will have encouraging news soon.

marianne said...

How awful....
I will keep her in my thoughts! Hope she pulls through dear!

Wishing you all strength!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I didn't know that your name is Gina, also. :-)

Regarding Luisa (I love that name and my favorite cousin is Luisa, spelled the same way), I am sending healing thoughts for her recovery. What a difficult time this is for your daughter to see her loved on struggle for her life.

Hope and peace,

aims said...

No No No NO!

My heart and prayers go out to DK, Rachel, Aimee, and especially to Louisa!

I did not know.

Gina - hug all of them for me - please.

This brings tears to my eyes.

BT said...

What a wonderful lot you are. Heartfelt thanks to you all. xxx

HelenMHunt said...

Sending you hugs and huge amounts of love xxx

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You can believe that I am sending healing thoughts and many prayers Luisia's way.

BT said...

And more, heartfelt thanks to one and all.

Mim said...

many many thoughts and prayers out to you and your loved family. finger, toes crossed that she pulls thru this awful situation.

BT said...

Thank you so much Mim.

Bella Sinclair said...

Dearest Gina,

What a shocker to read this. Sending my prayers right away. Wishing you all great strength and courage and love.