Sunday, December 28, 2014

Answered Prayer-Kevin Hartis

Our friend, Katie, posted this update on Kevin earlier today. We are so thankful for this great update.

For those of you who read this and prayed, I cannot thank you enough. I believe in the power of prayer. I also believe that just because we pray for things to work out a certain way, doesn't mean that it will.

As you will read in the update, Kevin was ready and willing to accept whatever God's will was for his life.

Kevin still has a long way to go, and is still in a lot of pain...but his family and friends and church family are all so very thankful for God's protection and provision for him and his family. Thank you so much for praying.

From Katie:

I know God has answered our prayers! We've been at St Vincent's since Dec 23rd on the NSICU floor. When we first came in it looked like Kevin would be headed for surgery right away, but we had good news. The CT scans had not changed, so the surgeon decided to wait another night. Then we had a setback when they found 4 small hemorrhages throughout Kevin's brain. Even in extreme pain Kevin's faith didn't waiver, he was still so kind to the nurses and when I broke down he reminded me that God is always in control and that he always takes care of his children. My husband with 5 brain hemorrhages reminded me of God's promises.
Even though Kevin desperately wanted to be healed, his faith and trust in God would stay the same even if God's answer was no.
Today we found out that all of Kevin's test results are negative. (Still awaiting 2 more) Our neurosurgeon feels that Kevin has cerebral cavernous hemorrhages. Which is the best diagnosis! There is only a 1% chance it will happen again! In about an hour we will move to CCU and most likely go home tomorrow evening or Tuesday. I literally almost hugged the life out of our precious Lebanese surgeon. Kevin will still have some healing time because it was brain hemorrhage. He will be closely monitored for a while to make sure none of the hemorrhages become active, he will most likely be on anti seizure medications since he will be at a higher risk for seizures and he will continue to have severe headaches for several months, BUT something that could have taken his life only gave Kevin a chance to glorify God. I'm in awe of the kindness of our church, our friends and families, and people we do not even know!! I'm really speechless at the love that has been shown to us!
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised. Psalm 96:4

"The LORD has done great things for us and we are filled with joy." Psalm 126:3

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