Sunday, February 28, 2021

Keeping Lonnie in Our Prayers......

 Thank you for keeping Lonnie in your prayers.....

we love our brother and this has been another hard day.

Michele gave us two updates today........

Lonnie - July 2019

this morning's was not so good.
Lonnie had a bad night with several set backs.
Elevated heart rate and ammonia levels so he received medications for both of those.
The MRI showed a sub acute stroke but they can't say exactly when that happened.
His eyes are open now but he's still not focused.

Lonnie - February 2019 
Going to see his grandkids

We were all just heart sick over the news but kept a prayer vigil going for him from our separate homes.

January 29th, 2019
Lonnie's 64th birthday

Deanie sent us photos and that helped us. Just seeing him makes me smile.

He loves his family and nephews, nieces, siblings, cousins. 
Lonnie is a truly loving man and as gentle as they come.

Everyone loves Lonnie!

Then later in the afternoon, we received another update that was more encouraging.
Michele sat with him for a couple of hours and Lonnie knew she was there.
The medications worked and his blood pressure and heart rate improved.
She and the pulmonary doctor kept missing each other so she will get a call from him later.
And the neurologist will see Lonnie tomorrow.
All of this was good news but the best was yet to come.
Michele sent us this beautiful message.....

I kissed his forehead and said, "I love you, Lonnie."
He opened his eyes and nodded his head with a hard YES!
The nurse, Matt, said, "Now that's the response I was looking for!"

So we continue in prayer as we wait on the Lord.


Deb J. in Utah said...

Prayers for Lonnie's recovery. Sending you love and prayers for peace.

Bluebird49 said...

Good to hear that Lonnie was able to respond to Michelle that way! I'm so sorry you all are having to go through this. I pray he will improve every day!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Prayers for Lonnie and all your wonderful family.

Chy said...

Holding you all in our hearts tonight as you hold Lonnie in yours.


Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh my goodness, it is like a roller coaster of emotions! I am so sorry, and am praying for PEACE for all of you. He is SO blessed to have such dedicated and prayerful sisters!

DeniseinVA said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I will keep him in my prayers.

Suemn said...

I am keeping Lonnie in my prayers.

MimiG said...

Such a blessing for Michele and all of you! Prayers will continue for each of you that Lonnie will continue to heal. Also, travel mercies for Summer as she prepares to return to you later this week.

Susie said...

Linda, Prayers for Lonnie. Please keep my Teddy is prayers too. He will get his news this morning...praying for some thing curable. Blessings, love, xoxo, Susie

MadSnapper said...

prayers for all of you, the photos are all so precious.

Deanna Rabe said...


What a precious response! That's good!

Tina said...

That's so wonderful to get an encouraging response! Keeping all of you in my prayers!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is so hard to be the ones waiting, don't give up and keep the faith. These ups and downs are encouraging as he does keep bouncing back up. I don't think he wants to give up either.Continued prayer always!

Vee said...

We do a lot of waiting on The Lord in this life. Praying that The Lord is not ready for Lonnie yet. His family needs him more! God is good. All the time.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thank you Linda for this update on your brother, Lonnie, and we will keep him in our prayers as well.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Keeping your brother Lonnie, and you and your family, in my prayers!'

photowannabe said...

Thank you for the updates.
I will continue to pray for his healing and for all of you as you learn of his progress.

Carole said...

Good news indeed! Cheers