Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Negative, Ghostrider

Just wanted to give a quick update to share an answered prayer.

Well, the staff whisked Dad into his angiogram around 8:30 this morning. After several "shots" the radiologist couldn't find "anything." He wasn't even able to find the exact location of the vessel structure where all this drama occured. The radiologist said the vessels might have clotted themselves and the excessive bleeding was due to dad taking a baby aspirin every day. Lest you think this blood is a figment of our imagination, the CT scans from Baylor at Grapevine displayed copious amounts of blood. and we did watch it drain out of his head for 6 days.

At that time, they determined the bleeding originated near the top of his head, as opposed to the brain stem, which provides a more hopeful prognosis.

Dad is conscious, but in quite a bit of pain (after being clamped to the bed) after the angiogram. He is unable to get comfortable or really sleep, so please pray these would be short-lived side effects. His head is very uncomfortable as he can't really move, so we are praying for rest. They are monitoring his blood pressure, other meds, etc.

As mom and I ran dad's route around the pond before dawn, she reminded me of something Tony Evans shared with her seminary class. "Instead of telling God about your problems, try telling your problems about God." We told that angiogram (and any ducks who were listening) that our God is much bigger than it and He is soverign over everything.

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

14 comments:

Darlene said...

Chris, Carla and family,

Praying for you daily once I found out in the IBC Boiler room last Weds. Please let me know what I can do to help your family in any way. May I come visit and pray with you at Baylor?

Your toolbox student,

Darlene

John Bryer said...

Chris,

Funny how quickly word spreads when a loved one is in need. Healing power in action! A tribute to the guy I so admired from my days at Intracorp. I pray for you and wish you a speedy recovery.

John

P.S. Is there really a Mule Shoot, TX as you always claimed?

Glenn said...

Chris,

I heard about your condition through the ex-Intracorp grapevine (Phifer to Bowling to Bryer). Best of luck with your recovery!

Glenn Fala

Emma said...

Awesome news! AWESOME GOD!

Emma said...

I just re-read the blog- you said that they believe the bleed originated from the top of his head...so Chris blew his top?!

David Krentel said...

Chris,

Heard this from Jim Blinn (yesterday) been making some heavenly investments on your behalf. You are a great testimony to God at work in your life and your family's strength. Will continue--

dave

susan jahns said...

Good news about the angiogram!!! God's hand has been evident at every turn. We will continue to pray for the side effects.
Randy and Susan

fdmclm said...

Chris, my first contact. I know now why I have been unable to reach you with my BSF calls but got updates during Monday and Monday night from John Woodward, Wayne Lamb and others including this blog site. Your BSF group is praying for you along with all of these other saints even those of us who are not too saintly. We are saving some of the BSF challenge qeustions for you when you return.
More later; wanted you to know about 15 more guys on the prayer team for you. BSF Dick

Deana said...

Chris, Carla, Nicole and Mark,
When I got the email from Brad this morning, I prayed first, then sent out the prayer request. That is wonderful news about the angiogram!
Just so you know... we are trying to get the word out. We can't have enough people praying! Rachel planned to pass along the information to Amy (Hanson), Jill, Nikki and Katherine.
The entire Galanos family is in our prayers... please let me know if you need anything from me.
Nicole, I love the title of today's blog.... nothing like a "Top Gun" quote.
Oh, and I appreciate the lesson on blogging. You taught me a lot!
Love you guys!
Deana

Debi said...

I am not sure if I know you or not but I received a prayer request thru our Sunday school class and wanted to post a scripture that has helped me through trials & tribulations.

Isaiah 41:9/10
You are my servant,
I have chosen you & not cast you off.
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 victorious right hand.

Debi

cmiller1964 said...
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cmiller1964 said...

Chris and Family!

God is Good, All the Time! You are all in my prayers and it is a blessing to see that you have such a strong, wonderful and encouraging support system! Chris, you have truly been a blessing and a beautiful example of faith to so many that have crossed paths with you, and from reading these blogs, you are someone that we all remember and hold dear in our hearts! Continued prayers and may God's grace bring you to perfect health and wholeness that He alone can provide!

Cathy (Miller) Forsythe

susan said...

This is the best news I've heard all day!

Our God is an awesome God

susan

Larry said...

Hey Chris. Jarvis here. I'm praying for your sleep. Ps 3:5 "Now I lay me down to sleep...for the Lord sustains me." (King Jarvis translation).