Monday, August 31, 2009

Updates for 8/31

Katie is out of surgery went well .. she a has cast and will have to have have therapy .. he put a plate in her wrist .. Please continue to pray for her belly to wake up !! They have taken the probe out of Bens head that was there to monitor the inter-cranial pressure .. this is a very good sign ..also some of the meds that he has been on are being stopped ..they are making progress as these are all the steps to begin waking him up .. Pray for him during this time !!!!

Mark 2 - A paralytic man was brought to Jesus by 4 friends .. since they could not get to Jesus through the crowd they lowered him through the roof of the house where Jesus was .. When Jesus saw THEIR faith , he said "Son, your sins are forgiven." 11 " I tell you, GET UP, take your mat and go home"

I love this story because it reminds me of the power of our faith for friends and family .. God hears our prayers and as we stand in the gap for those we love that are unable to pray for themselves He will hear us - !!!


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Spoke with Bens parents this afternoon .. the CT reports are coming back showing no more bleeding !!! Praise the Lord .. the pressure in is head is still coming down .. The plans are to start letting me wake up tomorrow .. they are worried about how he will react to waking up in a strange place and unaware of his environment .. PLease pray that while Ben is waking up he will be peaceful and have the mind of Christ .. Katie is going back to surgery tomorrow morning for her arm .. She looks very good and is progressing well .. Please also pray for her that her belly will wake up soon so she can eat and get her strength back .. thanks for all the prayers !!
Bethany Whitaker Rosella
Sitting with Katie. She looks great! Very good spirits. She still can't eat only ice chips. Waiting for her belly to wake up. They will be taking her back to the OR tomorrow for her wrist. She has been able to see Ben several times. They are s...upposed to start waking him up monday or tues as long as he stays where he is now the pressures in his head are coming down... That is a good thing. Katie would love to see or hear from everyone. Her mom and dad are with her now and Bens family made it into town also. I'm sorry I can't update the blog from my phone if someone can copy and paste this that would be great

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Katie is back in her room and feeling good, her room number is 646 if you want to call. Ben's parents arrived about 1 1/2 hours ago. Ben is still in stable condition.

Spoke with Katie's dad, she is still in ICU, may stay through the night again. She is recovering well and wants everyone to know that as soon as she gets out of ICU all visitors are welcome as long as the door is open. If door is closed she will be sleeping. Katie says phone calls are welcome. She is thankful for all prayers, comments, and concerns. Her dad will let us know as soon as she is released from ICU. No change on Ben, status is the same. Not expecting any change until after the weekend. Katie's dad is asking to specifically pray for Ben's family. They are traveling today and are expected to be in Columbus, GA tonight.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Update 1

Katie is out of surgery. She had 2 tears in her intestines. Will need much rest and recovery. ICU tonight . MD said risk of infection is 50% please pray aganist infection. Surgery on her arm will be monday. Her parents appreciate all the prayers and concern. They have asked that visitors wait until next week to come by so she can rest and recover they will send me updates and I will continue to post. Thanks again for all the support and prayers. No change on Ben. He will have daily CTs to monitor for progress

Prayers for Katie and Ben

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What happened first...

Dear friends, on Thursday August 27 in the evening, Ben and Katie Rye were struck by a truck at high speed while on their way to dinner together. Since that time, Katie has been in stable condition with some injuries and Ben is in a medically induced coma fighting for life. It is our intent to provide family and friends any information available so as many prayers as possible can be offered up. Please read below and then PRAY! If you have any comments, resources you would like to offer, scriptures, or prayers that you wish to enter click the "Prayers for Katie and Ben" link on the right then add your comments. We will be updating this site as often as possible from one direct source so please check in regularly and pray without ceasing.