Monday Update: Great News!

March 5, 2018

We’re leaving the hospital and heading home.

Since he’s able to walk, the Neurologist says he needs rest until the nerves are restored- not Rehab. We can worry about strengthening later.

All the doctors, nurses and PT’s are stunned at his rate of recovery. We see God’s hand in the early diagnosis, immediate treatment, and the power of your prayers.

We can’t thank you enough for the words of encouragement and prayer.

He still has “a ways to go” till the nerves heal and his strength is restored. I’ll keep the updates coming.


Sunday Update

March 4, 2018

Al MAY have another have another treatment tonight- they are deciding now.

He’s been up a couple of times today. Walking didn’t wipe him out like before and he is gaining strength in his legs. Pain is mostly manageable.

We expect he will be in the hospital another day or two and then go to an Acute Rehab Center for a while.

We continue to have lots of opportunities to talk about God’s power and your prayers. Telling the medical workers that your praying for them is the brightest part of our day. We’ve had some great discussions about spiritual things.

Thank you again for your love, encouraging words, and most of all your prayers.


Saturday’s Progress!

March 3, 2018

Al moved to the step-down unit yesterday afternoon. Praise The Lord! God is honoring your prayers.

Last night Al received treatment #4. His last treatment will be at midnight tonight.

The entire medical staff are amazed at his progress and we are quick to tell them of your prayers.

His lung function is still great, and no other symptoms are advancing. We’re both really encouraged.

Thank you all so much for loving us through your prayers. God is being glorified.

We’ll post another update tomorrow after the last treatment and further evaluation.

Al’s Friday Morning Update

March 2, 2018

Al’s lung function is still high and Drs keep saying it’s good we caught it early. We know our prayer partners played a role in keeping this out of his lungs.

He’s still having pain & discomfort as the nerves respond – mainly legs, arms and face.

We’re encouraged to see the path ahead: 3 treatments down- 2 to go. This afternoon he’s moving from ICU to the step-down unit since the lungs are still strong.

If he stays on this path, he will go to ReHab next week.

Thanks for your prayers – we can really, really tell you are praying. And we’re quick to tell the medical workers that many people are praying for them.

We are so blessed by all of you.


2 Cor. 12:9

Prayer Partners: Thursday Update

March 1, 2018

Doctors have said: “there will ups and downs” and today has been a “down”.

Symptoms have moved to include arms, neck, shoulders and face. He can still use his arms, and can stand and walk with help. So far his lungs are still fine. Praise The Lord!

Thank you so much for your prayers, we are being carried by them. God continues to pour His amazing grace on us, minute by minute.

Prayer Partner Update

February 28, 2018

We are SO encouraged by your prayers and notes. I wish I could write you all back.

Our prayers are being answered !

So far the medication is working and the GBS is not advancing. GBS often moves up into the chest and lungs causing many complications. However, Al’s symptoms remain from the waist down.

Thank God with us and keep praying the medicine will continue to work.


Requests for prayer

February 28, 2018

Monday Al had severe leg weakness and by Tuesday he could hardly walk. He has been admitted to ICU to monitor him and is undergoing treatment for early stage Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

They believe they caught it early and expect this treatment to work. 

Our specific prayer request is that the current treatment is successful and symptoms do not progress. They DO expect full recovery but it could take some time.  He will be in the hospital for a few days.

We will try to post updates on this blog.

Thanks for being our prayer partner.