Monday, August 10, 2009

How Much More Can Clark Take?

Heavenly Father, how much more can Clark take? We will do what ever thou asks, just make it clear to each and every one. We are sometimes ignorant yet willing, what can we do? Our hopes are lifted and then we are sent into despair and pleading that thou will let this roller coaster end. Please know we surrender to thee, let us trust in thee and accept the plan thou has and the plan we accepted before coming to this earth.

Dr. Johnson (the radiologist who did the angiogram) has just come to the waiting room to tell us everything looked as they thought. There is narrowing in the vessel where the attachment was made. The blood is flowing forward but not as fast as it should be. They are going to give Clark some medicine to increase his blood pressure over night, hoping to improve things. Best case scenario would be there is still swelling from the intense surgery and the flow will increase as the swelling decreases. Worse case scenario would be another liver transplant. Dr. Schwartz has looked at the angiogram, he is aware of options he has. He will make a decision to what he wants to do by morning.


Annie said...

we are thinking of you Clark!! Hope the meds work and you can continue on with your recovery!!

Sheri said...

Be Strong! Lean on each other, and most important God. He is with you all.

KSGirl said...

Still praying here in Kansas.


Elliot said...

What ever the outcome in the morning, my prayers are that whatever is best for Clark and your family in the long run will come to pass.

Eric & Kate said...

Always remember you have so many family and friends here to help with WHATEVER is needed. From Eric and I, that offer will NEVER end.

Kansas Kimbles said...

Rhonda and Family,
We are still praying for you with great concern.
Andy and Ann

Annie Kriese said...

Continue to fight Clark! You are doing an amazing job and with your incredible attitude we all know that you can get through this. Stay strong, and I will continue to have you and your family in my everyday thoughts.

Timberly (Boettcher) Lunde said...

I'm keeping you in my prayers every day Clark. You are fighting strong. Keep it up!

Jocelyn said...

My prayers have been with your family since my cousin Adriann Reynolds (Schuchard) forwarded me the link to this blog. My prayers this morning are that the best decision for the long run be carried out. Clark is obviously a fighter and can handle whatever challenges he faces...especially with the loving and supportive family and Heavenly Father that surround him now and always. My prayers and support will be with you until the day I read that Clark is back at home, where he belongs, enjoying life again.

Kelsey said...

Clark and family- my thoughts and prayers are with you all as you endure this rollercoaster of emotions. I pray that the Lord comforts you in this time of need. If you guys need any help at home, don't hesitate to call. Stay strong Clark!

Kelsey Likness

Ashley Blanchard said...

I wish this could be so cut and dry, but of course it is not. I'm praying for you clark and your family!!! I'm always brought to tears with the good new and the bad. Hang in there! Love you guys lots!

Kim Steen said...

I so wish they was anything a person could do for you all, but all I can do is pray and keep all of you in my thoughts. Lets hope for the best.


Kim and family

Brooke Schmidt Gordon said...


Mom & Dad Lueck said...

Clark,& Family
I Dont know how much more you can take? But I do know you are strong many people are praying for you. Dont forget the power of prayer and what it can do.I do believe you will make it. There must be a reason for these up and downs manybe,you are teaching us?
Thinking and praying for you in SD, Nancy

Anonymous said...

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
Philippians 4:13

This is so true and important to remember through life's struggles. I know you can and will fight, Clark, so you can live a long, healthy life. You are in my thoughts and prayers, always will be.

Love you, Adriann

David Ingalls said...

Clark & Family,

Hang in there. Clark is a fighter and you guys are an amazing family and will pull through!

Thank you soo much for the updates on the Blog. It sure makes it alot easier to follow from different states. My (and my family) prayers and thoughts are with you.

Get well soon.

God Bless,
David Ingalls

Bill and Liz Markley said...

Rhonda --- try to stay strong - you have so many people standing with you. We are all praying for Clark and your whole family. You have such a great family!!

Bill and Liz Markley

solumca said...

Hang in there Clark!!! You are going to get through this! We love you!!! Show them what you are made of! *hugz*

Karla said...

You are Super Clark for a reason... my prayers on your behalf, the family and the medical team continue without pause.

The good Lord is hearing symphony of prayers from us all.

If there is anything I can do or anything you (the family) needs, please do not hesitate to make your request.

Go for it Clark, and hang tough!

Love and Good Thoughts,

Taylor Gardner said...

You are heavy on my mind, Clark. I know that countless prayers continue to be sent up on your behalf. We love you so much!

Lyanna Anderson said...

I've been checking in like crazy on your bro. So scary to go through something like this. It is definitely a mountain!! Be strong.

susie stroup said...

Clark, Ronda & family, we are still praying back here in Watertown. Thank-you for sharing your journey with us-- it has brought me to tears so many times. You are such a great family. The Lord hasn't brought you this far for nothing, keeping fighting your fight Super Clark! God Bless,

~Susie(Althoff)Stroup & family

Anonymous said...

Keep fighting Clark....You can get through this. I'm praying hard for you every day.

Molly Stevenson

Anonymous said...

Can't stop thinking about you. Praying that you can continue fighting, and get through this. Stay strong, and keep fighting, let God do the rest.

Eagerly awaiting the next blog...

God Bless!!!


Anonymous said...

Clark and family...

Clark hang in there.. your a fighter!!! You can do this! You all are in our thoughts and prayers..much love from SD!

ALissa Bauman
Linda Amdahl Bauman
Shelly Amdahl Anderson
Sharon Amdahl Snell

April said...

Rom. 8: 28
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

D&C 90: 24
24 Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and call things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith ye have covenanted one with another.

D&C 98: 3
3 Therefore, he giveth this promise unto you, with an immutable covenant that they shall be fulfilled; and all things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good, and to my name’s glory, saith the Lord.

D&C 100: 15
15 Therefore, let your hearts be comforted; for all things shall work together for good to them that walk uprightly, and to the sanctification of the church.

Truly, God can make ALL things work together for our good. Some say that our greatest challenges can be our greatest blessings. I pray that this is a blessing without measure for you all.

Anonymous said...

Hello Clark and Family,
My name is Kendra Bebensee and I live in Elkton SD, I am good friends with Blake and he suggested that I check out your blog. I am amazed at your courage and your story. It takes an extremely strong person to face such a huge challenge. I can tell from reading your story that you are a brave fighter. Continue to keep that braveness and high spirits, it will help you to push through. Good luck to you!!!

JoLynne said...

Clark & Family-

We continue to check your blog several times a day praying that you are making progress. It is disheartening when there is a threat of setback. However, we continue to pray and get through those small setbacks for the final outcome of recovery. We are anxious to see you back in Watertown, so stay strong as you have and we'll keep praying for strength for you and your family. We wish you many of God's Blessings through this journey!

Dick & Lois Heyn and JoLynne Mack & Family

Anonymous said...

I am still praying for you Clark


Marilyn said...

I told your story in church Sunday and told them all I could do to help was "pray without ceasing" and that is what I have been doing and continue to do and so does all of my church family now. Your story of faith and spirit moves so many! You are in God's hands and wrapped in love and prayers, just concentrate on rest and healing - keep fighting you have so many people supporting you and lifting you up. Jim and Marilyn Fronk