Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thank you for praying!

Jackie had a good day today.  Her condition is stable. Her heart rate has remained in the 40's and 50's. She is still sedated, but when they bring her up from sedation, she is able to answer questions appropriately by nodding her head and squeezing our hands. She is receiving very good care. The doctors plan to wean her off the ventilator on Monday to see how it goes.  Damon spends the days at the hospital and goes home at night to sleep. We have all been surrounded by family and friends. Thank you for your prayers, and please keep praying. Specifically, please pray for the following:

1. Pray for Jackie's blood pressure and heart rate to be within a normal range.
2. Pray for the pressure inside her skull to remain normal.
3. Pray that her body would quickly reabsorb the blood that leaked into her brain tissue.
4. Pray for protection from infection for Jackie.
5. Pray that Damon will be able to sleep well at night.
6. Pray for peace and strength for the whole family.

Thank you!


  1. Laura,

    I'm just catching up with what is going on. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I will pray for the specific requests.

  2. I will continue to pray for her well recovery. We had a lost saturday morning very unexpectedly. I pray for Damon, kids, wives and grandkids in this stressful time.

  3. We are praying specifically for these requests and for God to give peace, rest, strength, sleep!

  4. Dear Laura & Mark,
    I just read your blog and am in shock. Please know that you are all in our prayers! This has been an incredible tough year for the Shooks, but I know God is carrying you all.
    Love & prayers,
    Debbie & Jack