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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Prayer Request

Amira choked tonight and it caused a seizure. Thank God that our godson was at the table and saw her shaking and turning blue, he gave us a chance to do what was needed in time. She entered into hypoxia, but Rich dislodged the food, and our children's godfather called 911. They didn't want us to take her anywhere, but they never could have found our house, and that was lost time we weren't going let happen. She resuscitated on her own in the car on the way to the airport office to meet the medics. They gave her some oxygen, and she is at the hospital now drinking apple juice. They say she is fine, and that it doesn't look like she suffered any damage to her heart or brain. She should be on her way home tonight, but is exhausted from the seizure. Her brothers were at the table and were terrified, because they saw it happen. Elijah ran from the table and tried to just go to bed. He didn't want to eat, and I held him, rocking him for quite some time. Alexander, also is very affected by this, but sweet boy that he is, he is praying for her continually. Dominic has been less visibly shaken, and was much reassured that she was doing alright, he also told our godson that he knew that Amira wouldn't die until she grew much older, after Mama and Baba died. His confidence is a comfort in times like this.

We were able to pray together, which calmed us all down a bit. Rich was wonderful in how he took care of Amira and comforting me when he checked in from the hospital. The first passage of scripture I turned to in my Bible just flipping it over was Psalm 121:

I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come? My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved, and he who watches over you will not fall asleep. Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep; the LORD himself watches over you; the LORD is your shade at your right hand, so that the sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; it is he who shall keep you safe. The LORD shall watch over your going out and your coming in, from this time forth for evermore.

The ambulance driver told Rich he had probably saved Amira's life, and Rich said he knew that it was Someone else who did it. Please pray for Amira as she is recovering from this and for the boys that their fears be calmed.


That's so frightening! I'm glad she seems okay.

Best wishes to Amira, your boys, you, and Rich.
Oh wow, that is scary! Glad to hear there are no lasting physical effects. I will certainly be thinking of you all today and for the next several.
I'm crying real tears over here...you guys, and especially Amira, are absolutely in my prayers.
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