Sunday, June 19, 2022

Thank You for the Prayers! Update on our Sister Nita.......

 Words fail me in expressing my profound gratitude for all the prayers prayed for Nita.
We as a family are eternally grateful for each and every one of you who have supported us in this manner.

Our first report this morning was not encouraging - her oxygen and blood pressure was still low and she was on the maximum ventilator setting.

Daughter Leah, Nita, and Son Bill

Her son flew in and he joined Leah and Mike at the hospital.
Early afternoon they were all three able to lay eyes on Nita for about 15 minutes.
Her blood pressure is responding to the new meds and is almost normal.
Her 02 was at 91 and she does NOT have a blood clot in her lungs. 
All excellent news!

Cardiologists were brought in and her heart looks good.
The autoimmune hepatitis is complicating the treatment of Covid.
Overall they want to keep her stable.
The first big goal is to clear the infection, then get the lungs and kidneys improving.
The doctors put Nita on kidney dialysis last night.

So all in all, things are looking much better tonight as compared to last night!
She is not out of the woods yet but I firmly believe all the prayers have made all the difference!

Thank you so much for taking the time to pray for Nita and for leaving the encouraging comments.
This has been such an emotional experience.
I admit to being so scared sometimes I could barely function.
But God has not given us a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind.
I trust God.
No matter what.
Nita trusts God and is strong in faith.

I have prayed that God will keep his angels around her bed and guard her and keep her.
Nita has had several experiences with her guardian angel.
Once when she was about 5 years old, our Aunt Viola took us to the lake to swim.
She didn't realize that we didn't know how to swim so she wasn't keeping a close eye on us.
Nita got out in water that was over her head and couldn't get back.
She told me about this experience when we were talking together about me writing my book.
Nita said that, in her young mind, she knew what to do when you were drowning.
You go under once and hold up one finger.
You go underwater twice and hold up two.
On the third time you hold up three fingers.
She knew this from watching cartoons.
Nita said she had gone under for the third time when she felt a pair of strong hands go around her waist and lift her up and pushed her forward. She felt her feet touch the bottom and then turned around to thank the person who had saved her.
No one was there.

This wasn't the only time God has saved Nita's life.
And I think he's doing it again.

This is one of Nita's favorite songs.
Thank you, Deanie, for sending it to me.
It helped me today......


Vonda said...

Linda, This sounds encouraging. Prayers still be said for you all.

Unknown said...

It all sounds very encouraging. I will keep praying. She will be okay.

Bluebird49 said...

Just prayed again for her and all your family. I know you are so worried! I didn't remember her having autoimmune issues and I am sorry to hear that. Love you, Trudy

Brenda said...


Kathy said...

Some good news. I truly believe we have angels around us and they are with Nita now. God has a wonderful plan for her life. Still praying and putting her on the prayer list at church.

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Jackie See said...

We will continue to pray for Nita's full recovery!

Vee said...

Ongoing prayers...
Much love...
2 Corinthians 1:3...He is the God of all comfort.
Nita has been rescued amazing testimony.

Betty said...

I just prayed for her during my morning devotions and will continue daily. God is good.

Estelle's said...

I am praying for Nita.....yes, prayers do help....I know this is a difficult, emotional time for your family....currently three family members have Covid....hugs to you all.

MimiG said...

Continuing to pray for Nita, her medical team and all the loving family and friends around her. Our God is truly an Awesome God..
Love to you.

MadSnapper said...

this song is perfect and i added it to my youtube list. have never heard it before. so sorry all this is happening to Nita and of course to all of you. hugs and love and prayers

Deanna Rabe said...

God is with her even now! All her days are known by him. She is his and he will never leave her or forsake her, or you my dear friend.

I can imagine how scared you are, and anxious. I'm praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! Continued prayers for your strength and for her healing! ❤️

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

So good to hear that there is some positive news for her. Prayers that she continues to get better. Keep positive and full of hope!

Deb J. in Utah said...

Hi Linda. Will continue to pray for your sister. God is in control. Sending love and prayers.

Belinda said...


That is encouraging news on Nita. Prayers for Nita, you and your families. God is in control even when we do not understand. Sending healing prayers. Belinda

Changes in the wind said...

Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers and we continue to hold up Nita to you and ask that you bring healing, and comfort. I was so happy to see this update this morning. Thank you for keeping us informed. Blessings

Susie said...

Linda, We will keep her in our prayers. Thanking God for being by our sides. Praying for your family also. Blessings, love, Susie

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I am sorry I had missed your earlier post about Nita, so just went back to read it. I can imagine how scary that had to be for all of you. So thankful that prayers are being answered as we speak, and I will definitely be praying for Nita now. We know that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think...Ephesians 3:20...The story about her guardian angel in the water with her is very powerful and I do believe it. My husband was a lifeguard at the beach when he was young and had a similar experience with a person who was drowning and he couldn't get to him fast enough, but when he got there two men were holding him up until he could get him on the life preserver. He turned around to thank them, and they were gone. He has always believed that they were angels. God does work in mysterious ways and we give Him the praise. Praying for Nita, that God will continue to work in wonderful ways in her body, in Jesus Name. Amen.

Debbie said...

this is all so encouraging!! i will continue to think about nita and you also...i think your strong faith will prepare you for whatever lies ahead!!

Anonymous said...

I’m glad there is improvement. I’m sure you have been so worried. I had a similar experience in a lake. My older brother and I were taking swimming lessons. The teacher had me hold onto a pole in the deep end while she took my brother farther out to swim. Somehow I let go. I couldn’t touch or swim. Somehow I got back but I honestly don’t remember how. I actually though I was gone. I didn’t tell my mom or the teacher as I thought I would get in trouble. I to this day don’t like swimming in a lake.

Anonymous said...

The message above is from Debby Messner not anonymous.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is good news and I appreciate you keeping us updated. I'm keeping her in my prayers....and you and L. D. too!

photowannabe said...

Praise for answered prayer and that they are able to treat Nita.
Continued prayers for all of you.
Love you Linda.

Carole said...

thinking of you all at this so difficult time. Kia kaha

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Oh Linda, I'm so sorry about Nita, but this update sounds encouraging. I am so behind on reading posts that I had to go back to see the previous posts. Trying to play catchup and get ack up to date.
Just said a little prayer for her soon recovery. xo