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(submitted by Pastor George on 9/22/2019 at 05:49 AM CST)
Saturday was another roller coaster day. Since the last update, Judy had two episodes where her heart stopped. After the second episode, doctors put in a temporary pacemaker, which has been successful at maintaining heart rhythm. Unfortunately, during the procedure to put in the pacemaker, Judy required sedation and a ventilator. She spent the rest of the day under sedation and will continue that way through the night. Dialysis treatment continues to support healing and to carefully remove the fluid from her lungs. They also continue to adjust medications to find the right balance of blood pressure and heart rate. Sunday morning tests will be done to see if Judy can begin once again to breathe on her own. If she can, then the recovery process will begin. If not, then she will spend Sunday under sedation and they will try again on Monday. Family and nurses continue to request extremely limited visits to keep things calm and stable in her room. Psalm 13
(submitted by Pastor George on 9/21/2019 at 10:16 AM CST)
Friday was a long and difficult day with several attempts to put in a line for dialysis. That line was finally successful in evening surgery at about 11:00 p.m., and a 24-hour dialysis regimen was begun. Judy is relatively stable this morning but completely exhausted from the events and trauma of the last two days. Today we hope will involve continuing dialysis and the removal of fluid from her lungs so she can breathe better. Please pray for healing and relief from fluid on her lungs so she can be off ventilation and begin to regain strength. She still has a long way to go. For now, family and nurses are asking for very limited visits. She is extremely weak and needs to focus on rest. We hope she is soon strong enough for visitors.
(submitted by Michele De Boer on 9/21/2019 at 08:21 AM CST)
Marcia had outpatient surgery on Thursday to have stents placed in her kidneys to help relieve inflammation. Removal of an old stent was difficult and caused some swelling, but she is doing well.
(submitted by Pastor George on 9/19/2019 at 10:00 PM CST)
Judy's surgery was successful, but she is dealing with some fluid in her lungs post-anesthesia and is in the ICU while they take care of this. Praise God for a smooth surgery, and pray for a good recovery and that this resolves the breathing issues she was having.
(submitted by Kathy Franje on 9/16/2019 at 07:16 PM CST)
Please lift up in prayer Mary Roose, Ruth Vander Hart, and other relatives and loved ones of John Roose. Visitation will be on Thursday at Federated Fellowship in Pella, with family present 4:00-7:00 p.m. The committal service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday (by invitation only). The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. at Peoria CRC, with lunch to follow at the Peoria Christian School Gym.
(submitted by Bernie Veenstra on 9/16/2019 at 03:55 PM CST)
Phil Bloem, brother-in-law of Bernie Veenstra and John Veenstra, passed away on Sunday evening. Visiting with the family will be Friday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at New Sharon First Christian Church. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the New Sharon First Christian Church. Pray for God's comfort and peace for the Bloem family and other relatives and loved ones.
(submitted by Kathy Franje on 9/16/2019 at 07:56 AM CST)
John is in heaven sitting at the feet of his Savior this morning. Pray that gospel comfort for Mary and the family will be their strength and peace.