Monday, October 26, 2009

PLEASE PRAY

Update:
Just talked to Laurie - they did x-rays and it's not in her bones. They put her on another NEW antibiotic and she is going back Thursday for surgery if it's not better by then. I feel so much better about it but it's still very serious and scary. Please keep praying it goes away.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

If ya'll have read this blog at all - you know this is my best friend Laurie. She and I are more like sisters than friends.
Laurie has had a staph infection in her finger for the last few days and has been on several antibiotics and it just kept getting worse. She saw a doctor this morning who scheduled her for surgery this afternoon.
I just talked to her husband, Steve. He didn't know a lot of details except the surgeon wouldn't do the surgery because it looked so bad and he thought it might possibly be in her bones?
PLEASE, PLEASE - I'm begging you to pray for my sweet friend. I'm scared to death right now and I know she is too. PLEASE PRAY!

184 comments:

Tori Jean said...

Done;)

Mary said...

praying now!!!!!!!

Natalie said...

My husband had a staph infection in his face several years ago. He battled it for over a year before finally recovering. It is scary stuff. Laurie will be in my prayers.

Karen Needham said...

Praying!

Jackie said...

Praying, Kelly ! Keep us posted.

Mommy2CVC said...

Prayers going up for Laurie!

Amanda & Jason said...

Praying

Hilary said...

You've got my prayers too! Hilary

Jennifer said...

Lifting her up right now!

Siân said...

Praying right now.

Lindsey Doby said...

i will definitely pray for her! just fyi, i am a PT with experience in wound care and if it is "in her bones" it is likely only in the bone of her finger right where the wound is. just didn't want you to freak out and think that meant it was in all her bones! still scary for sure and nothing to mess with but maybe not quite as bad as it sounds.

Dina said...

Oh Kelly, I will pray right now for your dear friend.

Karen said...

Praying.......

Angela said...

Praying for healing!

Pineapple Princess said...

Kelly,

I just prayed for the Father's healing hand on your friend's precious life!

rae said...

I will say a prayer for Laurie! That is so scary!!

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

Kelly, I am so sorry to hear this. Of course we will pray for Laurie. We know the power of prayer!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Oh Kelly! That is scary! I will pray for Laurie right now, I know she is truly like your sister just from reading about her on your blog.

Tania-Dreams2009 said...

Praying for your friend.

My Aunt had the same thing a couple years ago and it was very scary.. She recovered ;) I pray the same for your best friend.

Marla Taviano said...

I'm so sorry, Kelly! God, please heal Laurie!

pk said...

So scary. Praying...

momofall said...

I am and will continue to pray for Laurie and her family. I can hear the hurt in your words. My husband had this on his foot just a few weeks ago. It is very scarey and sometimes hard to diagnose the exact kind of staph. God is bigger than all this though, and He will hear AND answer our prayers.

Ada said...

My family and I will be praying for your friend.

Cara Greninger said...

I know you don't know me, but I read your blog daily and this just brought tears to my eyes to see that Laurie is going through this. I just prayed for her, her family and you as you walk along side her. May God guide, heal and bless in this situation!!

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

Praying for Laurie and everyone else!

Be still and know that I am God!

harmonysong said...

Storming the gate of Heaven with you!

Tamara said...

Praying

Brittnie said...

I've seen how scary that can be! Praying for her, her doctors, and her family....

Debbie said...

praying for Laurie and you!!

amy said...

Praying for and thinking of you both! PS - I think it is a wonderful sign that my Word Verification is "chall." Very close to "chawed" right??! ;)

Jessica Smith said...

Kelly,
I am new to your blog but wanted to let you know that I am praying for healing for Laurie as I type this!

Your blog has been a blessing to me as I too struggled with fertility issues but am now blessed with 2 beautiful daughters. Children are such a fun and wonderful gift to us as mothers! Harper is beautiful and I know she is such a blessing to you!

Natalie said...

I am praying now and will keep Laurie and her family in my prayers ♥

Chickie said...

bless her heart... saying a prayer now for her!

Mommy 2 One Angel said...

Praying for Laurie and her family. God hears AND answers our prayers.

Queen Bee said...

praying now for your dear friend!!!

Morgan said...

We will definitely be praying!

Carol said...

I'm praying!

Cori Lynn said...

Praying for you and your sweet friend and her family!!

TRM said...

She is in my prayers.

Nancy said...

Praying for God's healing hands on Laurie ~ praying for God's peace for her family & friends right now!

Tori said...

Y'all will be in our families prayers!

Jennifer said...

Staph is crazy please make sure she is seeing an infectious diease DR. they can handle things like this and get her well, I know even small child who have had pick lines for the infection, it is about the only way to go if the infection is so bad. I am for sure praying for sweet Laurie and you as well a best friend is a true treasure!!!

Faith said...

Praying for her!!

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

Hugs and prayers sent her way, she's such a sweetheart!!!

Alexis said...

Thank you for letting us know. Any friend of yours is a friend of mine. Praying for my friend.

Williams' Family said...

praying for her!

boo.mama said...

Praying for Laurie. Hope everything goes well!!

writing4612 said...

I'll be praying for wisdom for the doctors and the best course of treatment for her. About a year ago, the doctors thought I had staph, but all of the tests came back negative. That was such a stressful time because of all of the tests I had to endure, so I know where she's coming frpm.

I'll also be praying for peace for Laurie. Even when things look grim, the report of the Lord is what matters the most. The doctors only know so much. God has the final say in every situation.

Meredith said...

I heard about this too. We will be praying! Laurie and family mean so muc for our family as well! Hope everything gets better really soon!

Gabe and Ashley said...

Praying for a complete healing!!

Michelle said...

Praying for Laurie.

Raining Pearls said...

Praying for Laurie and you...

Lori said...

Praying!!!

writing4612 said...

I forgot to add to make sure she is being referred to an infectious disease doctor. When the surgeon didn't know what else to try, he referred me to an infectious disease doctor. They have expertise in that area, so they may know another treatment to try when everything else fails.

The Stokley Family said...

Will be praying!

Emily said...

We command that staph infection to flee right now in JESUS NAME! You do not have any authority over Laurie and her body! Lord we speak healing to her right now in your precious name! Heal her completely! We thank you for your healing hand father!

I will continue to pray! I'm sorry!

LuLu said...

consider it done! hope she gets well soon...i know how much you love her!

Basham said...

I completely understand on a close level (I am an athletic trainer and husband a physical therapist) the overwhelming scare that both of your families have at this moment. If it is in her bones strong medicine will get rid of it. This will probably consist of a hospital isolation stay (scary in itself with staph and a hospital) A cousin of mine had it in her spine and after a hospitalization she is so much better. I hope these words give you hope and I am praying for her.

Heather said...

Will do! Keep us posted on her condition!

Melissa said...

Hi Kelly - my husband & I each have had 3 staph infections (including surgeries!), so I can offer some tips (that she probably already knows) -

1.) Her entire home needs to be disinfected (with a cleaner that states it kills staph) - numerous times. Let the cleaner "sit" as the directions state, in order to kill the staph. Spray all light switches, doorknobs, phones, remotes, etc. w/ Lysol spray.

2.) She needs to purchase & use Hibiclens soap - can be purchased @ CVS/Walgreens. Personally, I love this soap now! Feel so clean.

3.) Antibiotic - Bactrim - this is the only antibiotic that kills the staph.

4.) Bactroban Ointment - this is an ointment antibiotic - put on a q-tip & apply in each nostril (as far up as she can get it) 2 x a day for 5 days. It is icky! But, the nose is where staph lives. This ointment can also be rubbed on any suspicious "bumps".

5.) Bleach (add 1 cup of bleach, rather, to all loads) all towels, washcloths, panties, etc. We are past our staph infections, but I still continue to do this.

Her doctor probably has her doing all this, but I thought I would toss it your way, just in case! Staph is one of the most painful things I have ever experienced! Will be praying for her!

Melissa xoxo

Just in case my blogger profile isn't working, my email is:

lifesbeautifulbliss@gmail.com

Nina said...

Oh my gosh, I am s sorry. I am definitely praying for her.

Holly Aytes said...

Will definitely pray for her! My BIL had one his leg. He was treated with IV antibiotics for 7 days and made a full recovery. Praying the same for Laurie!

The Shabby Princess said...

In my prayers!

Cindy said...

Praying...

Robin said...

Many thoughts and prayers headed her way!!

{{{HUGS}}}

Robin

St. Michael's Wife said...

Papa-God, You are the Great Physician, and we ask for healing for Laurie. Anoint her doctors with wisdom and insight into the situation. Use their talents and gifts for Your honor and glory. Beyond that, we ask that Your incredible peace that truly passes all understanding blanket Laurie right now, as well as those who love her. Allow them to feel your assurance as they wait for answers and results. Banish fear and replace it with faith and trust. We ask this in Your Son's name. Amen

Continued prayers, and keep us posted, Kelly.
Pamm

Kathy said...

You both are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Leigh said...

Praying for full healing.

Chrissa said...

Laurie and her family are in my prayers! Please keep us updated.

Kristine said...

I'll be saying lots of prayers for Laurie tonight. How scary for her!

I hope she makes a fast and easy recovery!!

Marie said...

Praying for Laurie as I read this, also praying for you to find calm in this time of stress,

Robin said...

Praying in Columbus Ohio!!!!

Amanda said...

I've just prayed and will keep praying!

Teresa said...

Kelly ~ Holly and I will be praying for your dear friend and her family!

Heather said...

I'm praying for Laurie right now!

Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

Done and we will continue to pray for her over the coming weeks and months!! Please keep us updated.

And, to answer your question, my husband is from Benton. The blog has been great at getting to keep up and learn about all of the people that I have met there. I told Jennifer that I wanted to go on the next lunch date..haha.

Yankee Mama said...

I will be praying for her.

Joyce said...

praying here now too...

jkhenson said...

Praying!

Kiss My Tiara said...

Praying for your sweet friend!

Lynnette Kraft said...

I just prayed for Laurie and will again as God brings her to mind.
Lynnette

Amy H. said...

Praying...

Amanda Mae said...

Praying!

Anita Pope said...

Praying for complete healing for your sweet friend!!

Candi said...

Praying for your friend!

Joanna said...

Praying!!

~Kathie~ said...

Praying for your dear friend!

Sasha said...

Prayers from OK for Laurie!

Nic said...

Will say a prayer now. Keep us posted.

Jennie said...

Praying for your bestie! We have all grown to love her as much as we love you and your family!

Mel's Mom said...

Oh Kelly! I'm praying right now for Laurie and that the surgeons have the guidance to heal her. I'm sending prayers & positive thoughts your way!

Heather said...

Praying for Laurie and her family, and for you.

HappyascanB said...

How scary! I'm praying for Laurie and her family, her surgeon, and you guys!!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Isn't it truly wonderful how the Lord gives us friends to pray for us when we need it most? God bless Laurie. I will pray.

Angie S said...

We are praying for ALL of you!

April said...

Lifting Laurie up in prayer! Keep the faith, Kelly!

Meet the Brummett's said...

Hi Kelly~ I got goose bumps when I saw the title and preceding picture of this post. If my best friend were going through this right now I would feel just about as lost as you probably feel right now. I will definitely be praying for Laurie and her friends and family. As the day comes to a close here, this is what I will be praying over your dear friend:
"When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and they were healed." Luke 4:40

Linda said...

I am praying for your dear friend. She is in God's care, so try not to fret.

I had staph in my sinuses and had to have surgery. But that was years ago and I haven't had it ever again. i pray they will know what to do to get rid of it...or that our God will show them and direct them as to what to do.

And I pray she will never get this again.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Lindsay said...

Still praying for a healthy recovery...soon! Very soon!

Lynette said...

praying!

Kristin said...

Praying for her Kelly!

Just Breathe said...

I am praying. God hear my prayers.

Jenna said...

Praying for sweet Laurie!!!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry Laurie. My prayers are with you.

Brandi said...

Praying...:)

Sallie said...

I'm on it! keep us posted on your sweet friend.

Jennifer said...

(((PRAYING)))

Taylor said...

I will definitely be praying for Laurie and that is great news that it's not in her bones! Hope the new antibiotic works!!

Reticent Meanderings said...

Lord, we know You are the God who answers prayers in Your perfect time. We trust that You are with Laurie and ask You to heal her body of this infection. Father we ask that You would provide the best medical team to care for her, and ask that she would be able to avoid having surgery, but if surgery is required, we ask that You guide the hands of her surgeon(s) with skill & precision for the best outcome possible for Laurie. In Jesus' name, amen.

Ps. 30:2

The France Family said...

PRAYING :) What a blessing you and Laurie's friendship is!! The bond between best friends is indescribable.

Kendra said...

That IS very scary. My father got one in his hand once and it took several rounds of IV antibiotics to kill it off and avoid surgery. I will be praying for Laurie, too!

linda said...

Just lifted up your beautiful friend Laurie in prayer...please keep us posted.

6HartsforHim said...

Praying for your dear friend.I know if it was my best friend I would so scared.May God give healing to Laurie,and may He grant peace that passes understanding to everyone.

Allyson said...

Praying for your sweet friend!

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Praying for Laurie!

Christa said...

Laurie will be in my prayers!

Amanda said...

You know I am praying! Please let me know if you have anymore questions or I can tell you anything else about staph. :-)

Nicolasa said...

Oh no! That is so scary! I will be sending her healthy vibes and keep her in my thoughts.

Tara G. said...

Praying!

MFuglseth said...

Sending prayers your friends way. Hope things turn out positive for her. :)

SayRah said...

Prayers lifted for your dear friend!
((hugs & blessings))

A Journey Through the Waiting Game said...

Praying

Frugal Jen said...

Praying please keep us all posted.

Trac~ said...

Sending a lot of prayers to Laurie and her family - please keep us posted! xoxoxo

Bethany said...

I definitely will stop to pray for her right now! I know that God has his hand on this entire situation!

Amber said...

My mother in law had staph infection in her pinkie finger 3 years ago and ended up having surgery... that corrected the problem completely. We were scared to death, but she got better really fast after the surgery. Praying for Laurie's swift healing. :)

Everday Edwards said...

Laurie is in our Prayers!!

Lisa said...

Praying! Staph is so scary. Speaking from experience!



Lisa @
All That and a Box of Rocks

Yoli said...

Praying!!!
(((hugs)))
Yoli

Brandy said...

I am glad to hear it's not in her bones. I will pray for healing. My 13 year old son has had a staph infection 4 different times. Thankfully antibotics and cleaning the wound healed each of them. Staph is VERY scary!!

Christy said...

Praying for your dear friend and her family. I know you may think I'm crazy and that's ok with me ;) but I use cleaning products through melaleuca and just recently got my book all about their products and I just read not 2 hours ago about how all the products people use are breaking our body down and leading to staf infections, etc. The FDA does not have much power over these companies and they're allowed to not even say everything that's in their products, which is literally breaking our bodies down and making us more suspetible to infections such as MRSA and other Staf infections, etc. It's honestly been an eye opening night for me. I've been using the natural products for about 7 years, but didn't even realize all the damage that the harsh chemicals that we can buy in the stores do to our bodies and our children, etc.

I am NOT soliciting, seriously..but if you want to learn more I am happy to share the book (well the website where I ordered it) and can share about melaleuca (plus the best cleaning products I've seriously EVER used and they don't hurt us!!!). Anyways, feel free to email me: my3gifts@aol.com and please know I'm truly on my knee's for Laurie.

Darla said...

Praying!

Shari said...

Consider it done, Dear!

Katie said...

Oh no - poor Laurie. I'm saying a prayer for her right now! Those community-acquired staphs can be ugly. Praying right now for healing....

Sarah said...

I remember how I felt when my bestest friend was sick! praying for you all! ♥

ocean mommy said...

absolutely praying for her, and her family right now!!!

blessings,
stephanie

Tiffany said...

How very scary! Taking her to God right now!!

The Carter Family said...

Consider it done!! Lifting Laurie and her family up in my prayers! And you,too!!

Addimando Family said...

Hi a couple of years ago my son stepped on a nail and the area got infected and he was put on oral antibiotics and it didn't work, so he had to be put into the hospital for IV antibiotics. They had to do a cat scan to check for bone infection so maybe she needs IV medication?
I will pray for her, hope she gets better real soon.

Genie Marie said...

Done...will keep praying for complete healing!!

Caroline said...

Lifting up prayers for Laurie!

Veronica said...

I will be praying!!!

Suzanne said...

Praying

Suzanne

Buttercup said...

A friend of mine's husband went through something similar and we prayed heartily that his staph infection wasn't in his bones -- and it wasn't. He was in the hospital and is now on IV antibiotics, but he is recovering well and is expected to return to work next week. My prayers for Laurie's complete recovery and for peace of mind for Laurie and family and for you.

Corrie said...

Tell Laurie to hang in there. My mom battled staph in various places for several months. She ended up going to an infectious disease doctor and he cured her. Prayers are headed her way.

Molly said...

Oh Kelly I will keep Laurie and you guys on my prayer list! I can't imagine how scared she is and you. By the way how do you get a staph infection in your finger? I will pray all goes well with the urgery too, please keep us posted. Hope this week runs smoothly for both Laurie and your families!
~Molly P

The Scott Family said...

Praying! I had a bad, bad staph infection 3 years ago but fortunately I am fine today! Modern medicine is truly amazing!

Amanda M. said...

Oh sweetie, I will pray my heart out for Laurie.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Praying my friend~

Kelli said...

My father died after getting a staph infection in his hand. Prayers for Laurie...it is very serious and they need to treat this very, very aggressively.

Cynthia Jill Photography said...

Praying for Laurie!

purejoy said...

how scary!! i'll be praying the antibiotics do their thing!!

Summer said...

Praying for Laurie!!!!

Kendra said...

Oh praying!!! PRAYING!!!

Mary said...

Glad to hear it may not be as bad but we will keep praying!

Jessica said...

Keeping Laurie in my thoughts in prayers. Please keep us posted!

Kathleen said...

Will pray. Also, please make sure Laurie is taking probiotics while on the medication and afterwards to help prevent further staph infections. She needs the probiotics that help the immune system such as Jarrow-Dophilus EPS or Danactive (not Activia which has a different function).

Ashley said...

Kelly- I am thiking about your friend and will be keeping her in thoughts and prayers!

Love you!

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Praying for complete healing!

Nancy said...

Praying for your friend. God is great and has a plan!

Nancy

http://shadowofthesteeple.blogspot.com

lottfam said...

Will pray for you, Laurie and her family.

Diana said...

praying!

KK said...

Praying for complete healing for your dear sweet friend.
Blessings,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

The Garners said...

Oh my goodness--scary--praying for Laurie!!! Keep us posted.

I am at that point about nursing and I change my mind every 30 seconds--time to quit, no, I can't quit, yes, time to quit...Knowing this is our last child (unless God has a BIG surprise for us) just makes it SO hard to let go...I'll never ever get to do this again, and it's been such a sweet bond for me with all three kids. I'm about to cry just typing about it. I thought I'd do 6 months. Today C is 7 months. And I still can't make myself buy formula (partly because it costs $25!!!). I'm going on a one-night stay in November, but C is going to be in the same town, just not in the hotel with me, so I'm tempted to try to make it work and not quit yet. I'm thinking out loud here...thanks for posting about your experience, it makes me feel better!

Kelley said...

I will be praying. Keep us updated!

Mallory said...

Praying! I'm currently in the hospital recovering from a staph infection in my brain, so I know this fear all too well! I was lucky and it was caught early and was easily fixed through surgery and powerful antibiotics. Praying things turn out well for your friend!

being molded said...

Praying,Kelly! Plese keep us updated.

BLC :o said...

Count me in! I am praying for her, her family, and you too. Xoxo-BLC

Nate, Abbey and Noah said...

I had MRSA (resistant staph) and had surgery on both my breasts when my son was 3 weeks old. It can be so scary so she is absolutely on my prayer list.

Andrea said...

Praying for you all!

~Amy Rose said...

Praying for your dear Laurie tonight Kelly! We went through 5 months of ordeals with my daughter when she was 5 yrs. old with Staph. It can be vry serious. It sounds like they are taking great measures with Laurie and we will pray for her continued care and healing.

Cheryl said...

Praying for your dear friend Laurie and her family and giving thanks that she has a precious friend like you.

MOM OF 2 said...

I have her in my thoughts and am saying a prayer for her.

Kirsten said...

She is my prayers!

Sheila said...

My son had MRSA when he was 1 week old, 6 weeks old, and at 10 months old. I never knew how serious it was until Oprah did a special on MRSA, and people were dieing in days from it. I am so thankful that he has good doctors and a wonderful hospital Cincinnati Children's. I will keep her in my prayers. Feel free to email me if you would like to ask questions about his MRSA. SheilaHicks@zoomtown.com

Sheila
Cincinnati, OH

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Praying for Laurie. Plese keep us posted. Love & blessings from NC!

Lynn said...

Kelly, bless your hearts! How scary but thank goodness it's not in the bones!! Prayed and continuing to pray for her for healing and peace for you!! =) She's blessed to have a wonderful,longtime friend!

Blessings from TX

Murry Mayhem said...

Definitely praying! I feel for her. My family has battles staph {MRSA} for 3 years now. My daughter was hospitalized at 3 with it, had emergency surgery, my husband was hospitalized in March, and I was hospitalized in July with surgery. Mine was a very severe infection, and after a 6 day stay and surgery, I went home fully healed! PTL! We met with the infectious disease team, and we have been great since. You had a lady comment, I believe her name was Melissa, and she gave all sorts of tips...the same things we did. The only difference for us was that Bactrim didn't even put a dent in our infections, we had to go with the strongest available, Vancomyicin.

I know what a scary time it is for her and the family, as well as you...praying for complete healing!

Blessed Beyond said...

sending prayers!

KM said...

Will be praying!

Kristi in Texas

clif, somer, vivian & bauer said...

so glad to hear things are looking a bit better. we will continue to keep sweet laurie in our prayers!!

A Southern Accent said...

I know it must be scary! Praying for you guys.

Farfalla εïз said...

She will be in my prayers. God bless.

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