Saturday, February 7, 2009

Prayers answered!!

Katie is home! They released her from the hospital today. They don't know what caused the stroke as she is only 36 years old and in perfect health. There does not seem to be any neurological damage and other than still having a headache, she is doing great!

The phone call from my mom telling me what had happened was the worst thing that I have ever experienced. I have never felt so scared and helpless in all my life. I was in Florida and Katie was in Connecticut and all I wanted was to be there by her side. I knew how I was feeling after hearing the news so I couldn't even imagine how she felt.

Imagine someone telling you "Your brain is bleeding. You need to go to the emergency room. NOW. By ambulance because we can't waste any time". It makes me cry just typing that. I love my sister so much. Not only are we sisters but she is my best friend. She knows everything about me. We have been through a lot together and she has been my rock during this long adoption process.

The emails and prayers from people I don't even know amazed me. I believe in prayer. I've seen miracles happen with my Aunt and now with my sister and I thank God she is ok.


Lisa and Tate said...

This is such great news!!! It is amazing the power of prayer.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh my gosh....I can't imagine how you felt when you got that phone call!! But I am happy to hear she is doing better.

Hoping she has a speedy recovery!


a Tonggu Momma said...

Suzie ~ Praise God! I can't even imagine that phone call, but I'm so relieved your sis is better now. Hope she continues to heal rapidly.

Special K said...

Glad to hear she's doing better. I was thinking about you both this weekend. I believe in prayers, too. Relieved they worked. :)

Alyson and Ford said...

I could not imagine what she or you went through! So glad the news is good!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for 4.75 Months!

Briana's Mom said...

I am so happy to hear the good news! One of my best friends had two hemorrhages when she was twelve years old (I actually knew her back then and we are still friends today). She is doing very well but does have some peripheral vision damage and some slight paralysis on one side of her body. Now she is living a happy life and got married a few years ago!

I am so glad your prayers have been answered!