Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's Been Awhile

So much going on lately and when I have to decide between home/family/real life and blog land....well, blogging falls by the wayside. Not that I don't love you guys, but you know. ;)

I'm just stopping in for a minute today to make an introduction and ask a favor.

This is my friend Charessa. That's her adorable son she's holding. She also has two beautiful little girls and a pretty terrific husband. Charessa teaches classes for a local college, she's a loving mom and a great friend.

And right now Charessa in a battle for her life. When she suddenly lost normal vision in one eye, she went to her eye doctor and he sent her to a specialist. The specialist sent her for an MRI on Saturday, where it was discovered that Charessa has an aneurysm in her brain. It is classified as 'huge' and she was immediately transported to the hospital for surgery. The doctors decided to run further tests and come up with the best plan of action for her situation.

Today at noon, the doctors will operate on Charessa to do a coiling procedure on the aneurysm. The surgery that would typically be done to repair it is simply too risky because of the size and location of the aneurysm, so it was decided that the coil was her best bet.

I ask that you please keep Charessa, her family and her surgeons in your prayers today. There are people all over the country who have been holding her up in prayer throughout this entire ordeal and Charessa says that she feels peace.

Thank you. And I will post an update as soon as I receive word from her family this afternoon.