I just got this in my email from Gwen, a really good friend of mine:
I just wanted to let all of you know that I almost lost my daughter on Saturday. Her pregnancy was ectopic and it burst. Luckily she was at home which is right behind the mid-wife clinic where she works , about 20 steps. She called them and the RN came over and immediately called 911. She almost died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital and the surgeon told us that he didn’t know if she would make it through surgery because she had already lost over a third of her blood volume and it was over 3 hours from the time it burst until they got her to the hospital because she had passed out prior to calling for help. She was out over 2 hours. The RN who was with her said she thought Mandie was dead several times on the way to the hospital. She had laparoscopy surgery to remove the tube and a blood transfusion. She may have to have another transfusion but we don’t know yet. She is home now with an RN around the clock. I am taking off the rest of the week to stay with her so I ran in to work today to catch up on necessities for our medical board which is on Wednesday. I have been with her since Saturday and I am exhausted. She is not sleeping so neither am I. Let me tell you that I cannot explain to you the feelings in my heart when that surgeon said he didn’t know if he could save her or not. Only God knows how I felt and believe you I prayed like I have never prayed in my life. Praise Him He spared her life !!! God was gracious to us! The doctor said she will probably never be able to have children now as her other tube has a lot of scar tissue from her last tubular which did not burst but they had to dissolve the baby that time with drugs. So, she is very very depressed. It breaks my heart for her. So, if you believe in prayer, please say a prayer for her recovery. She is not out of the woods yet. Thank you."
Gwen has been a really good friend to me over the years, and has been having health issues of her own to deal with as well. Please pray for both her and her daughther this week. Thank you.