Here’s the history. This post is to update you on the latest needs and ask for your prayer support.
UPDATE TUESDAY, APRIL 23: ALYSHA IS HOME!
Today we had an appointment with her plastic surgeon, she really likes him :), Her wound on her leg no longer needs dressing changes!! Her skin is healing! We have to keep it moist with Coco Butter on it a lot! New skin is showing on her arm!! The Doc said it looks great! Also she got her last drain tube out! Thank you Jesus!!
When we were checking out and making her apt for next week they told her that her Doc had no openings. SOOO she asked to talk to her doc. He came around the corner and her eyes filled with tears as she told him the situation. He went to the front desk and she has an apt with him. He is planning on taking the staples out. She is a little afraid and wanted only him to do it. I am sorry if this is short but I am so tired! For now things are looking good.
Thank you all you continue prayers and your continued support in all areas!
Thank you for not forgetting her. Ange Raab
APRIL 7, 2013
Alysha Raab’s surgery included extensive surgery to move some muscle to cover the area where the tumor in her arm was located. The grafting that took place seemed to go well, but today she had more surgery and they confirmed that the muscle didn’t “take.” There is deep concern that her arm is in jeopardy. Here are excerpts from her mother’s memo this evening:
Today she went in to surgery and the muscle is dead. Tomorrow she goes in for a 2-3 hour surgery starting at 2:00 pm if anyone is available to come pray with us before we would love it.
He will take muscle from her right side and attach it over the metal where her tumor was. Then straight to ICU so the muscle can be checked hourly for viability. Then on Tuesday she will go in to surgery for a skin flap (taking skin from her leg to place over the muscle that was moved). Then to ICU for hourly skin checks for viability.
If all goes good we will back on her regular floor and hopefully home by Saturday. The goal: SAVE HER ARM
Alysha needs lots and lots of prayers for healing, peace, comfort, pain control and to hear Jesus speaking to her through all of this and that she can feel him holding her. Please pray for Dean and I that God gives us wisdom to make the decisions that He wants us to make for His child. Also please pray that we feel God’s peace through it all. Please pray for her sisters who are trying to go to school and yet have all this on their minds and hearts.
* Dean and I have a request: let me explain first. Dean has a work truck and his mom, who lives with us, has a car. Dean’s personal truck is not drivable. Katie’s car is not drivable and as of last night my car is not drivable. Humbly we are asking for help. We don’t have enough cars for the hospital, Katie’s school, and her job and when we get her home we don’t have a car for my job.
We need help. Please let us know if you or someone you know could help us. Please call Dean 623-703-4457.
We thank all of you for your prayers, dinners, visits and everything else you all are doing for us. She won’t be able to have visitors in the next 2 days due to the ICU but when we get back to her regular floor she can. It helps her a lot! PLEASE don’t feel that if you come to visit you do not have to bring her a gift. Just your visit helps her.
We love you all…