This past week has been a roller coaster of emotions for our family.  I found out last Tuesday night that my uncle Paul was going in Wednesday to have a double bypass open heart surgery.  It was supposed to be pretty routine and it was everything but routine.  The surgery was only supposed to take 4.5 hours and took almost 7 hours.  They ended up doing a triple bypass heart surgery on him.  They couldn’t find veins they wanted to use to repair the old ones.  They got everything done then they couldn’t get his heart to pump.  All on Wednesday night.

From the way things sounded everyone was pretty sure he wasn’t going to make it.  Thursday came and they were going to try to take him off of the heart pump to see if his heart would take over and his blood pressure dropped while bathing him and changing his linens so that was postponed.  Friday they took him off of the heart pump and his heart kicked in.  Saturday they were able to take him off of the ventilator and his lungs were working strong.  By Saturday afternoon they had him up and walking and were moving him into a room away from ICU.  The doctors are now saying he is going to make a full recovery.

So many people were praying for him.  Our congregation here in Newell was praying.  My friends on Facebook were praying.  My friends on Twitter were praying.  I tried to text a friend of mine and was one digit off on the area code and got some guy named Steve from Houston – he was praying for him as well.  The body of Christ always amazes me when someone is in a pinch.

Thank you for praying.  You are truly appreciated.

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