Saturday, June 5, 2010

We Need Your Prayers Its Not A Very Good Day!

Unfortunately I'm writing a very sad and worrisome post. I talked with Clark several times over the past couple days. Warning signs were very evident. He was confused, hard to understand and back on oxygen so he was hard to hear through a mask, his joints have been weak and he had collapsed yesterday. Clark called me this morning, still confused and I wasn't sure I could believe all he told me, as he included that he needed to get to his hair appointment this afternoon but needed to get discharged first. I knew that he wasn't getting out of the hospital in his condition for a hair cut. He said he was tired so I told him I'd call him later today. I went on my way to Summit to visit my mother's grave and on the way home I had an area code (801) come up on my phone which is Utah. Anxious to hear that it was news that the BMT had been approved. although it was much different. It was one of Clark's doctors. He told me that Clark had taken a turn for the worse. That his fevers had started to flare up, so much testing had been done in the past two days. Test showed that Clark now has a severe infection in his lungs which is requiring him to be on oxygen. That he also has developed a skin infection recently, in addition to dehydration which has caused his veins to collapse. While in the hospital, they have worked hard to stay on top of it all and have now started the very strongest and last possible antibiotic they can. There is nothing more left to combat the increased and severe infections. So the doctor said that even though they want to be hopeful the antibiotics will work, they said anything can happen due to his sudden turn for the worse. He advised me to come out immediately. What a horrible, no good, day! Screaming and crying immediately took me over once I got off the phone. I was angry and I needed to vent. I called family members who joined in my sadness and worry. Bags were quickly packed and we headed to Utah. Dave, Wyatt, Myls, the dog (Mercedes) and I in one car. Soon to leave will be Fletcher, Bjorn and Huxly coming out with Bart Moeller, they will pick up Ryan in Sioux Falls. We continue to hold on to the small bit of hope. Can we have one more miracle dear Lord? Please let us keep Clark. He has been such a vailient and strong soldier in this fight, don't take him now.

We still have no word from Medicaid. The doctors were told to quit calling their office because they knew this was urgent and would have an answer soon. So we have waited but it looks like we could have been fored to wait too long. Poor Clark just can't fight the unforgiving infections with no help from his very own body - for he has tried SOOO hard and SOOO long.

Please pray for him. Please beg with every breath you have that Clark can hold on and fight, fight, fight. Thank You. I appreciate all who have stayed by our side through this long and grusome journey.

10 comments:

Tasha said...

I don't even know what to say! I am screaming with you! I am so Mad at medicaid right now. We will continue praying.

Anonymous said...

We were sorry to hear the news this afternoon. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!! If we can do anything on the home front, let us know! -The Likness's

Anonymous said...

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Sue said...

praying for all of you tonight!

Anonymous said...

God speed and safe travels.

Anonymous said...

We are with you in prayers and spirit. So sorry for this news

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with u Clark, please don't let it end, he has been fighting so much let good things come his way. Please God help this young man please.


Kathy Rudebusch Randall

Taylor Gardner said...

You are at the center of our prayers and fasts, Clark. I don't comment often due to a complete innability to find the words that are capable of telling you how much we love you and are pulling for you. My heart is consumed in hoping and praying for your next miracle. There just aren't words. We love you!

Sheri said...

Rhonda, Boys and Family..I cant begin to express my sadness over this update. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to you all during this time. Safe travels, God Bless and hold tight to your strong faith. God be with you all.

Anonymous said...

Rhonda and Family,
With much sadness in our hearts today as we read your update, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May Heavenly Father hear all of the outpouring of all the prayers that are in behalf of Clark and your family at this time. Please everyone, keep the FAITH and the Lord will have done what needs to be done. We send our love and again, our prayers always, Love, the Gullicksons, Duane, Patti, Jon, Nic, Ron and Nita