Family, Trials

I’m Believing for a Miracle

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It has been a very long and difficult week.

It all started last Tuesday, March 9th. My husband has needed hernia surgeries for some time now. The surgeries have already been rescheduled once, and Tom was finally getting prepped and cleared by his doctor to have the procedures. He left our house Tuesday morning to get an ultrasound. I went about my morning and headed to the grocery store.

After completing my errands, I was sitting at the traffic light to leave the shopping center. My light turned green and I proceeded through the intersection like I’ve done hundreds of times. In the corner of my left eye I could see something coming at me, and I quickly realized it was a vehicle, coming fast.

The vehicle came barreling through the red light and hit the front end of my car, slamming my head into the drivers side window. I barely got my car to the side of the road and started realizing what had happened. I called 911. Within minutes it was a blur of cops, and tow truck drivers. As this was all happening I received a text from Tom letting me know he was going to the hospital to receive blood transfusions because his hemoglobin was really low.

Tom was admitted Tuesday and has not left the hospital. I had to go the doctor on Wednesday to get checked after the car accident. Tom and I have the same doctor so I was able to get more details from him. Before my examine, the doctor updated me on Tom. The first thing out of his mouth was, “acute renal failure”. My heart sank, and my eyes got big. “Is Tom in the ICU?” I asked.

“No,” the doctor told me. He reassured me that Tom was receiving excellent care. He then proceeded to say a lot of things as he concluded and sent me off to get x-rays. I was in shock and was trying to process what exactly was happening to my husband. Up to that point Tom and I had not had much communication because of my accident.

I finally got to see Tom Wednesday evening. Thank God the hospital recently allowed one visitor per day. He was in pretty good spirits but writhing in pain. They had given him a catheter to drain the fluid on his kidneys. Catheters are incredibly painful. I have never had one, but my mom had to many times over the years.

It was too much to bear watching Tom in so much pain. They had been giving him morphine but it was pretty useless. I was asking the nurses for any help to relieve his suffering and they were doing the best they could do.

When I left the hospital that night I collapsed in the car and cried the ugly cry. I hadn’t had a chance to feel much of anything for two days. I had to go through the motions to deal with my totaled car, and the other drivers insurance, and getting a loaner car, and doctors, labs, and finally my husband’s very serious health crisis.

Tom has received 5 blood transfusions. The doctors do not know why he is losing so much blood. His kidneys have slowly improved each day but they are still really bad. There are still many questions as to what is happening in Tom’s body.

I was able to meet with the nephrologist over the weekend. He painted a very grim picture of the seriousness of Tom’s kidney failure, mentioning possible dialysis, and even worst case, kidney transplant. I let the doctor know I’m praying for full kidney function and healing. After my not enjoyable visit with the kidney doctor, we met the hematologist.

The blood doctor seems determined to get to the bottom of Tom’s anemia. The hematologist mentioned cancer and possibly doing a bone marrow draw. The hematologist wants to rule everything out to get to the cause of low hemoglobin.

I know this is a lot of information. There is a lot going on with Tom. More tests are being done today.

My husband is tough. His attitude is good. Tom is hopeful for a full recovery. He is tired, worn out from dealing with constant pain for days, and would love to not be in the hospital.

I am grateful to so many wonderful people throughout this entire crazy experience.

Thank God for good Samaratins. A man pulled over immediately after my car accident and checked on the other driver and myself. He did not have to stop. Everyone else drove right past us, but he chose to stop and offer help. God bless him, wherever he is.

Thank God for first responders. The 911 operator was amazing. She was kind, and patient, and walked me through everything. God bless her. The two cops on the scene were kind, helpful, and reassuring. God bless them. The tow truck driver took me home to drop off my groceries. God bless him.

Thank God for excellent doctors and nurses and all hospital caregivers. Tom has had great care with brilliant doctors determined to get him better. God bless them all.

Thank God for blood donors. They save lives, including my husband’s. God bless them.

Thank God for friends and family. We have had so much love and care poured out on us. We have no family living near us, but our church small group has blessed us greatly. They have helped us with dinners and are proving two meals per week since my two boys are still at home. God bless all our wonderful friends and family, and church family.

We trust God and know that we are in His mighty hands. This is not an easy place to be right now and is very difficult. We are in a faith walk, and are trusting Jesus to lead us out of this.

“Everything is possible for him who believes.” Mark 9:23, NIV

I am asking for your prayers. Please pray for Tom to be completely healed.

Love you all,


42 thoughts on “I’m Believing for a Miracle”

  1. Praying and believing in God’s mighty healing hand on Tom. We love you and are lifting you and the boys up in prayer that God will continue to cover you in his strength.

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  2. Dear Meghan, I will be praying for you and Tom. Your faith is obvious in this post, and I know God will honor it. Please keep all of us up to date on the situation. I leave this verse of Scripture for you and Tom, and your sons: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

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  3. Oh, Meghan…my heart is crying out for you even as my prayers are rising. Praise the Lord that you are okay after the accident. You can’t be replaced. Praise the Lord because God is bigger than any physical problem Tom has. I’m praying for his total, complete healing – a miracle, as I know you are too. God bless you and keep you strong and walking in faith. Mighty God, the Healer and Provider, will walk beside you. God bless you and bring good out of all this chaos and tragedy.

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  4. Meghan, My heart goes out to you and your family. I’m lifting all of you up in prayer and will continue to do so. Especially praying for Tom’s healing. May the Lord continue to wrap you all in His grace and care. Much love, Dottie

    You don’t have to answer. I know it gets to be too much.

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  5. Oh my goodness, Meghan, I’m so, so sorry! Praying big prayers to our mighty God for answers, healing, and overwhelming peace right now in Jesus’ name. Your faithfulness and gratefulness in the midst of it all is inspiring. Hugs!!💕

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  6. Declaring the fullness of what Jesus paid for in both your bodies, minds, and all throughout your life!

    Kidneys, you be healed, whole, perfect, functioning in the perfection which God created you to function! Root of dysfunction, you are uprooted by the blood of Jesus! Thank you Father that You already paid for all sickness and disease through Jesus! Amen.

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  7. So encouraged to see all the support and prayers on this post! Praising God for each one. I too am believing and praying with you for the miracle Tom needs now. ❤
    “For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13

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  8. I was able to read your blog [ circumstance] in full today, and all i can say is WOW !! Thank GOD !!
    I’ll continue prayers 🙏myFriend and Dear Sister in Christ. 📖

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  9. I have read ahead of this article,and am very happy for the good news that you have shared. I am amazed at how well you have survived this whole series of horrible things. I wish that I could wave a magic wand and make everthing right. Please know that you and your family are staying in my prayers.

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