Monday, October 1, 2007

Blood and Prayers

We have been praying earnestly for Kate, a seven-year-old girl from our church, who is currently stricken with dengue. On top of that, she has also been diagnosed with pulmonary sterosis. The prognosis isn't very good, but this girl has already overcome so much and, being a witness to her spirit and spunky character, we know better than to just accept a negative assessment. She was born with heart problems and had to have a bypass as a little baby. She experienced such tremendous healing that it's pretty easy to forget the ordeal she had been through so young. She's the resident worship service rover and when the congregation expresses exasperation over this, my Dad is always quick to remind us what a big blessing Kate's presence is.
Early this morning we received news that Kate's brain has stopped functioning. She's currently at the ICU of a heart hospital and needs, besides our prayers, a blood transfusion as well. Yesterday, members of our congregation had gone to the hospital to donate blood, but this case seems to work differently from what we're used to. If there's a call for blood donation, those who are able to donate blood do even if their blood type isn't a match. Their donation goes to blood bank and the blood bank provides for free the same amount of blood they received in the patient's type. This time though, they only want donations in Kate's type, which is A+, but would also accept A-. Dad, Husband, and I are all A+. Dad and I were all set to go to the hospital to donate, but were told that we weren't eligible donors as I always lack sleep and have a cold to boot (currently guzzling copious amounts of tea and soup), while Dad has high blood pressure (although I think he's still going to get himself screened for eligibility). Will check if Husband can donate tomorrow.
If you believe, please pray for Kate to be completely healed. I know that prayers can already do wonders, but if you would like to make a blood donation, we would greatly appreciate it. If you're type A+ or A-, please email me at [email protected] so we can arrange something. I suppose this would only apply if you're in Metro Manila. If you're elsewhere, prayers and good thoughts for Kate are more than enough.


Anonymous said...

I am still praying for Kate.
Chit and I waited for Kuya Dodong's call because we thought we were going with him to the hospital yesterday. Jeff posted a while ago that Kate is breathing back now. This is heart wrenching. She just had a heap of share from Midge's bday cake last Sunday.... God help us. I have no class on Wed maybe i'd go there...

spinninglovelydays said...

hi, lalab. i think there must have been some sort of miscommunication there. they were waiting for you guys. i guess they thought you'd all be together for the afternoon fellowship and contacted just one person to spread the word.
when you do think about the sunday before last, you'd really be flabbergasted since she had been as active and healthy as ever. that she woke up yesterday and that her bleeding has considerably decreased are two positive signs. let's just keep on praying for her complete healing.:)

a praying wife said...

hi ivy!

i would love to donate, but unfortunately, my blood type is O.

but i will include her in my prayers.


spinninglovelydays said...

thanks, joi :)