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For those close enough (geographically) and interested, Bro Alfred Adkins’ funeral will be tomorrow at Wallace Mortuary at 3:00 PM with visitation one hour prior.
I was asked to pass along some news and updates on Stacy this morning.
Stacy had another rough night last night. He is having some complications that are making things harder on him, too.
He is having trouble with his heart rhythm, requiring extra medication to keep it under control. The doctors have also reduced his IV flow to reduce the chances of him contracting pneumonia. The breathing exercises he has to do are giving him some trouble so pneumonia is a real concern. New nebulizer treatments, twice a day, are starting to help reduce this concern and help him to being up congestion easier.
He has been up today walking to get some exercise though it is still taking a toll on him to so that; he was quite pale and spent after his walk this morning. He is now getting some time upright in the hospital chair, which is another good thing. And he has had a few visitors, which always lift ones spirit.
All in all, things are going well, even with these new complications; these problems are all normal and expected with the procedure Stacy has undergone. But please continue to keep him in your prayers, that God will ease his pain and give him a shorts oats to recovery.
Please remember Stacy Nida in your prayers tonight and tomorrow; he is scheduled for surgery tomorrow.
His arrival time is at 5am, but the surgery will be at approximately 7am. Without complications, it will take 6-8 hours. Also keep his family and his doctors in your prayers, that God will guide and comfort them all and Stacy will have a speedy recovery.
I just received a message from my daughter that her mother-in-law was admitted to the hospital tonight. She has cellulitis and a blood clot has formed in her left leg. Please remember her when you pray.
I just got the good news about Stacy Nida from his sister:
“Great news!! Scan results were good. The cancer is contained to the esophagus only!!! He’ll have the stent put in sometime tomorrow! Praise The Lord!”
And some good news on my stepfather, Gary Laslo, came also about his heart condition: the doctors have identified the problem, are managing it, and he will likely not have to have any surgeries or procedures! Glory to God!
It is wonderful to get to share the praise updates. And it’s even better to know our God is listening and is still answering our prayers. God is so good!
I received the following prayer request for Megan Asbury from Sis Sheri Lilly this afternoon.
Please remember Megan Asbury in your prayers. She is 7 months pregnant in hospital with too much swelling and high blood pressure. They will likely have to induce her labor. She is married to Bandon Asbury (he grew up in the church camp).
Bro Randy is in recovery and doing well. Hopefully he will be able to go home today. Please pray for good results from his biopsy.
Also, Bro Alfred Adkins was admitted to St Mary’s yesterday with breathing problems. Please remember him when you pray as well.
Please remember Bro Randy Lilly and Stacey Nida in your prayers today, both are having procedures done: Randy has to have a biopsy on his lung and Stacey is having surgery to remove cancer from his esophagus.
I just received word that Bro Leonard Adkins passed on to his reward last night. Please remember his family in the coming days and weeks, that they will be comforted during this time of loss and mourning.
I just spoke with Bro Steve Nida. He had just spoken with his youngest brother, Stacy, and gotten some bad news: Stacy has esophageal cancer. He had some tests today and has either more tests or procedures scheduled for next week. Please lift Stacy up to The Lord in your prayers that He will touch him and bring healing to his body.