Pray For Rosie

22Feb/1016

Update – 2/22

Today Miss Emily went for her one month check up and everything was great, she is growing like a weed, a beautiful weed. Rosie had her test to determine the strength of her lungs after dealing with pneumonia and a staph infection. At 9:00 AM they took her completely off of the ventilator and she has been off of it all day and tolerating it well. About 11 AM they checked her blood to make sure the carbon dioxide/oxygen levels were balanced and they were perfect. Her doctor intends to strengthen her lungs by leaving Rosie off the ventilator through the day and allowing minimal ventilator assistance through the night. Rosie has had a problem finding a "bite block" that would protect her tongue from forceful pressure of biting down on it, but today the doctor got her just what she needs until she wakes up, also an order was put in to get her boots to keep her feet from stiffening out (atrophy). Rosie's doctor was contacted by her cardiologist, Dr. Win, and informed us that he discovered something in Rosie's EKG that is an indicator of AFE. There are no warning signs or concrete symptoms that can confirm AFE, but there are a number of indicators that can give a doctor great certainty of suspected AFE. Dr. Win asked if her case could be annonymously put into a medical journal in efforts to help prevent tragedy for future families, I whole heartedly consented.

To each one of you who have written to our family.......I thank you very much for the kindness of your words, the depth of your commitment to prayer, and the shared longing to see Rosie's triumphant recovery.

May God richly bless you.......

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  1. Tony that is awesome news!!! Thank you so much for keeping us updated! I cant believe it has been a month already!! I bet miss Emily is so big now. God does work in mysterious ways!! Love you guys so much

  2. I love you rosie.I know in my heart that rosa is going to wake up because God put her on the earth to be Tony’s wife and Emily’s mother.Rosie is always in my prayers every single minute of every single day. I cant wait to see her smile because it fills me and everybody I know with joy.LOVE YOU ALWAYS ROSIE!!!!

  3. I am so happy to hear there is more progess.I am still praying for her full recovery. Ever since I heard bout this incident she has not been far from my thoughts or prayers.

  4. Wow Tony… that’s all so great to hear. We love getting your reports… and we celebrate her progress with you and your family. You mentioned AFE… it might be good to share with your readers what that is… for those of us that may not be aware… so we can all be praying specifically.

    We love you… and are thinking about you and praying for you… and believe me… we’ve wept for you and Rosie.

    We eagerly await her full recovery… and we can’t wait to thank God for what we’re asking and hoping in Him to do.

    Brian

  5. Never thought I’d love and miss my friend so much ! Prayers and love are constantly going up , and blessings will fall down! Xoxo to Tony and Rosie and Emily
    p

  6. Good morning Rosie, Tony and baby Emily Grace:
    It seems each day brings a tiny ray of encouragment and of course with the Lord an enormous amount of hope. We are still praying for Rosie and your family up in Ohio. We bring her name before the Lord every service at church, and I have put her name out on my fb so all my friends can be praying for her too. Only the good Lord knows how many people are praying for all of you. I am trusting the Lord for a miracle for Rosie. There is a scripture in Matthew that tells us of a woman who was very sick and wanted to just get close enough to touch the hem of His garment. Her faith in what she felt the Lord could do was so strong that God healed her. The God we serve today is the same God that healed the woman back then. And, I am confident that He is able to do the same for Rosie.
    Mat 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
    Mat 9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
    Mat 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
    Thanks for keeping us updated and abreast of how things are going. I pray God’s blessings on Rosie, yourself and of course little baby Emily Grace.
    Peggy and Jim Webb, OH

  7. Brian,

    Please take a look at Rosie’s Story. A little more than halfway down, there’s an explanation of what AFE is and how it affected Rosie. However, we may at some point do a post and go more in-depth about AFE.

    Joey

  8. I do not know your family at all, but recieved the mail with the story and website attached. Ever since then, I have kept all of you in my prayers and will continue to do so! It is nice to be able to see the progress she is accomplishing and I just wanted to let you know that there are lots of people praying for you guys!!

  9. God is GREAT!! I am so happy she is progressing everyday! I just love getting to work and checking her progress!! Its been good news everyday so keep it coming Tony! Emily is so beautiful and she looks like both of you I am so happy to hear she is growing perfect!

  10. Tony,
    I continue to pray for you and your family. I pray that Rosie will get stronger day by day. Her lungs will heal, her brain will heal and she will return to the wife and mother that your and Emily so long for. I am so glad you are blogging. I have tried to keep up with the progress/process through Matt and Jackie, but it is much easier when I can look each day and pray for your specific needs that day.

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philipp 4.6-7

    Kim

  11. Still praying in Ohio! 🙂

  12. We love hearing the news. Slow but steady progress. I believe that God has placed the right Drs, nurses, and people in your lives to make this a beautiful success story; a miracle that only he could perform. Keep believing, tell Rosie we love her and continue to pray and stand in belief that she will be completely healed. God is blessing your family.
    Love you all, Polly and Eric Weimar

  13. Tony, thank you so much for the updates. My family is continuing to pray for God to move in a big way for Rosie. We are so very happy to hear she is responding more and more each day. Our God is an AWESOME God! We love you guys–Amy

  14. Wow!! I got to visit with Rosa tonight and she is looking awesome. She seems to be progressing quickly. I am so impressed. I truely believe all of our prayers are being heard and we are now getting the opportunity to see the works of God. To see Rosa with her eyes open, moving her arms around, and making facial expressions means so much. Please continue to pray so that Rosa will continue to get better for Tony, Emily, her family, her friends, and most of all for herself!!!

    God Bless,
    Jackie

  15. I HAVE NEVER MET YOU, BUT I SENSE IN YOUR POSTING THAT YOU ARE SERVING THE LORD. I AM SO SORRY FOR ROSIE’S ILLNESS. BRO. VANCE,
    OUR PASTOR IN WEST PLAINS, MO. ASK ALL OF US TO BE IN PRAYER FOR ROSIE’S HEALING. 10 YEARS AGO I WAS ELECTROCUTED AND BURNED OVER 38-42%% OF MY BODY. THE DOCTORS GAVE ME NO HOPE, BUT PRAISE THE LORD HE HAD OTHER PLANS FOR ME. EVERY OPPORTUNITY THAT HE PUTS IN MY PATH I TESTIFY OF GOD’S GOODNESS AND FAITHFULNESS TO BE WITH US AND HEAL US. YOU JUST CAN’T DOUBT THAT HE CAN HEAL ROSIE. NO ONE NOTICES ALL MY SCARS AND HE HAS REALLY SANTIFIED ME AND NOW EVERY SONG AND PRAYER HAS A MESSAGE IN IT FOR ME. GOD IS GOING TO WORK A MIRACLE WITH ROSIE AND THEN WHOMEVER SHE COMES IN CONTACT WITH WILL BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT GOD HAS DONE AND CONTINUED. I ALSO PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR LITTLE ONE AS I KNOW HOW MUCH MY FAMILY DID FOR ME. LOTS OF LOVE AND TRUST FOR YOUR FUTURE. ELLA STEPHENS

  16. I HAVE NEVER MET YOU, BUT I SENSE IN YOUR POSTING THAT YOU ARE SERVING THE LORD. I AM SO SORRY FOR ROSIE’S ILLNESS. BRO. VANCE,
    OUR PASTOR IN WEST PLAINS, MO. ASK ALL OF US TO BE IN PRAYER FOR ROSIE’S HEALING. 10 YEARS AGO I WAS ELECTROCUTED AND BURNED OVER 38-42%% OF MY BODY. THE DOCTORS GAVE ME NO HOPE, BUT PRAISE THE LORD HE HAD OTHER PLANS FOR ME. EVERY OPPORTUNITY THAT HE PUTS IN MY PATH I TESTIFY OF GOD’S GOODNESS AND FAITHFULNESS TO BE WITH US AND HEAL US. YOU JUST CAN’T DOUBT THAT HE CAN HEAL ROSIE. NO ONE NOTICES ALL MY SCARS AND HE HAS REALLY SANTIFIED ME AND NOW EVERY SONG AND PRAYER HAS A MESSAGE IN IT FOR ME. GOD IS GOING TO WORK A MIRACLE WITH ROSIE AND THEN WHOMEVER SHE COMES IN CONTACT WITH WILL BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT GOD HAS DONE AND CONTINUES TO DO. . I ALSO PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR LITTLE ONE AS I KNOW HOW MUCH MY FAMILY DID FOR ME. LOTS OF LOVE AND TRUST FOR YOUR FUTURE. ELLA STEPHENS


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