Friday, February 12, 2010

For Those of You

An update today on Holland....... Although she has fractured four vertebrae, none are displaced.  They feel that the numbness was caused by a spinal cord "shock" and her feelings are slowly returning.  There has been no swelling overnight which is wonderful news as it appears that she will fully recover use of her arms and legs.  The recovery road will be long, but with the good news received today it will make life much easier on all of them. 

I know all of your prayers were heard and welcomed.  Thank you so very much.  Please continue to keep them in your prayers and I will update you if anything changes.

.....who are prayer warriors, your help is needed for a friend and a neighbor to our son.  While riding her horse last evening, Holland was pitched a la Christopher Reeves style and landed on her head.   She was wearing her helmet, but has fractured four vertebrae in her neck.  There is numbness in her body, but she is feeling pain stimulation so we are holding out hope that she will not be paralyzed.  We will hopefully know more later today.

To make matters worse, Holland is also the primary caregiver to her husband who is extremely ill with lung and brain cancer.  My heart is breaking for both of them and any prayers would be greatly appreciated by them.

45 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

Will do...

tango's trash & treasures said...

Sending prayers as I type!

SmilingSally said...

How awful! I'll pray for Holland's recovery.

Barb said...

Oh my....how sad.....

Michelle said...

I'm praying.

NanaKaren said...

Will definitely keep Holland in my thoughts and prayers. So sad, especially since her husband is so ill.

Faye said...

Praying..This is so sad..Blessings..Faye

nancygrayce said...

Oh, so sorry! Praying that full use comes back and soon!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

of course....

lindsey said...

Will be praying for Holland and her husband...thanks for letting us know

Linds said...

Will do.

Dawn said...

Too much sadness to comprehend!

Sharon said...

Of course I will be sending prayers for her and her family.

G'G'ma said...

Oh, absolutely........I'm praying.

luv2quilt2 said...

Will be praying for them both...

quiltingnana said...

will do so

Baba said...

You know that you can count on us .. I pray Holland makes a full recovery Keep us posted.. hugs,
Baba

Bridget B said...

My prayers are with her and her family.

em's scrapbag said...

Glad to hear the hopefull news with Hollad. Will keep her and her family in my prayers.

Talin's Corner said...

Will be praying for Holland and her husband.

Just Ramblin' said...

Will certainly keep Holland in my prayers and pray that all will be well. Please keep us posted. Nola

Pat said...

Oh, my goodness.....that is terrible and with as much responsibility as she needs to shoulder, I hope she makes a speedier recovery than they expect. I"m glad she isn't going to be paralyzed. Whew....

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

pleased the latest update is better, will include her on tonight's list regardless. Love those modern siggy blocks and the pineapple blocks, well done, Tracey

Maria said...

Wishing both Holland and her Dh all the best.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Will certainly put Holland on my prayer list. You are so kind to put out the cry for prayers. It makes my heart sad about her husband, so young and so ill. Blessings
QMM

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Sending up prayers
Stay Strong !
Diane

Alice Grace said...

Oh I am so sorry for her accident, and my prayers are constant for her! Good to see your update on Holland, and I pray she will be all right soon. Keep us updated!

Valerie said...

Praying right now!!!

andsewon said...

Bless her heart. So glad there is some good news too.

Hugs,
Lola

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for the good news on Holland.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Sending good thoughts and many, many, many prayers her way. Hope the positive updates keep coming.
~Karen~

PEA said...

Oh Mary, how terrible for Holland to have fallen off her horse like that but such good news that she will not be paralyzed!! Please know my prayers have been added to those of the others.

Happy Valentine's Day my friend. xoxo

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Sharon said...

That is such good news.
Prayers will continue to flow for her and a speedy recovery.
Thanks for sharing.

Midlife Mom said...

So glad to get that good update on Holland! Will keep praying!!! xoxox

Terry said...

What good news that her feelings are returning! But what an ordeal to go through!

Dawn said...

I hope Holland is doing ever so much better!

I used to work with a gal who was always asking "Tony", as we called him (disrespectful, you think?) to help us find something. I brought her a small one home from my trip to Brazil. I hope he helps find your ring and my stone!

Sharon said...

Just found your blog and I'm so glad I did. We have a lot in common it seems; for one thing we are both nurses and near the same age. That's two things, sorry. Hope you don't mind but I've added myself as a follower. Love the quilting and since I've recently retired I'm trying to get into quilting as my primary hobby. Talk to you later.
Sharon

Emily said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog.

I will be praying for Holland and her husband. Please keep us updated.

Micki said...

What a sad story,and my prayer go with her and her family.
Micki

Trudy Callan said...

I'm glad you liked our hanging heart bags.

We are praying for Holland.

palmtreefanatic said...

so sad! I am praying....

Barbara said...

My prayers go out to you all. What a most difficult situation to be in. I pray for a peace that passes all understanding, a speedy and full recovery and a sense of God's loving arms holding you all tight.

Valerie said...

I am still praying. Hope things are going well.

Melinda Cornish said...

even though it sounds like she is doing a little better, I will send up some prayers too!!!!