Thank you for caring for Jackie Lewis!
Social networks have lengthened the arm of the rumor-mill. This website was set up purely to update the situation for those who love and care.
Jackie was admitted to the local hospital through the emergency room Friday 2/28/14 with “flu-like” symptoms. Initial tests revealed severe dehydration and some kidney failure. Things went from bad to worse by Saturday morning, as acute pancreatitis set in, along with liver function numbers out of the norm. Transfer to the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit was deemed necessary to get her closer to specialists. By Saturday night (Sunday morning) at 3:30am, breathing became labored, and she was transferred into the Intensive Care Unit, where she remains sedated and intubated. A liver biopsy is planned for tomorrow.
Though she has made some improvements, it seems to be one step forward and three backward, with no diagnosis and no end in sight. Insect bites from a trip to Puerto Rico a few weeks ago are suspect. Your fervent prayers are coveted! Fluid in the lungs, a high fever, swelling of the brain and biopsy results are in specific need of prayer. Please pray for strength for the days ahead for Bill and the children (who have bad colds) and the family and friends helping.
Jackie’s four children (twelve and under) have been loved on and cared for by local friends and family to the best of their ability. Bill and other family and friends are staying at a hotel near the hospital so they can take shifts being by Jackie’s side.
Isaiah 40: 30-31: “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Look to this blog for further updates, as we wait for her full recovery in Jesus Christ.
This article was originally posted 3/4/14 at The Background Story is Short and the original comments are still attached at that link.
Related Link: Jackie reached her Home 3/5/14.