Jim Nash, July 16, 2021 - 10:43 am

Update from Jamie Johnson Today marks 100 days of being in the hospital. I’m so ready to be home, but still in need of prayer (thanks to all of you)

Jim Nash, July 6, 2021 - 8:09 pm

We are asking for prayers at this time for Shirley Nash at about 4:00 am on 6/30/21 Shirley fell breaking her left leg and ankle so far they are trying to get the swelling down with ice and a boot. We will be seeing Dr. again on 7/14/21 Please pray for less pain and for healing

Tina Minich, June 28, 2021 - 12:14 am

Update on Raelynn Shafer Long over due update! We’ve been off the paralytic sedation for almost a week now and little miss is wide eyed! We are in talks of officially getting her back to Springfield this week. Raelynn has done tremendous coming off her paralytic sedation. We’ve got her down to 10 on her nitric and low 70s on her oxygen. The eye doctor has officially cleared her, no more ROPs! I finally got to hold her today after almost a month. She’s making so much progress and we’re so excited that things are starting to go in the right direction! ❤️ Thank you again to everybody that has sent prayers.

Jan Griffin, June 11, 2021 - 3:16 pm

Prayer for healing of a fractured L3 vertebrae. Thanks

Anonymous, June 11, 2021 - 11:42 am

Update on Raelynn Shafer Yet another unfortunate update. Last night definitely is an example of how fast NICU life can change in the wrong direction. Raelynn started the night a little fussy, which can be normal for her. But then her CO2 levels in her blood started raising at a fast pace and they were unable to get it back down. I got a call this morning that they have switched her to an oscillating ventilator and that they had to fully sedate her so the vent can do what it needs to do. After a few hours of that, it wasn’t working like they hoped they would so they did have to put her back on the nitric oxide. Ryan and I are on our way back down to St. Louis as I type. Prayers are definitely needed for our baby girl. God keeps pulling through for her & we know she can get through this. ❤️

Jan Griffin, June 8, 2021 - 1:35 pm

Need prayers for my sister in law in NC. She had a growth taken off a lung and Dr sent it off for a biopsy but says it looks like cancer. Pray it comes back negative please. God is good.

Anonymous, June 5, 2021 - 3:29 am

Please pray for fast healing and no pain as I have a fracture of the first lumbar vertebrae

Jim Nash, June 2, 2021 - 9:01 am

UP DATES - Our oldest Carol Emmons had to go to ER a few times over the last couple of weeks for BP and heart. They did heart cath last Wed and had to put 2 stints in for blockages. Her heart is very weak so she wears her life vest continuously which is like an external defibrillator. Please continue praying for her. Next - Jamie Johnson from her brother Bill Hall. Jamie was taken off of the ECMO machine. Hallelujah, Praise be to God!! She’s a little anxious with the new status but nevertheless doing well. Over the weekend they had a small set back in that another Pneumothorax had developed but they were able to reposition the chest tube and take care of it. I really really cannot tell you how this feels. While I am eternally grateful for the ECMO machine, it is not a term I was familiar with before nor do I ever hope to know anyone who needs it. It is downright scary and they are very upfront with us in that it is a “last ditch” effort to save a life. We still have an extremely long way to go but I finally feel we are well on our way. Admittedly, I have let fear and anxiety creep into my thoughts over the past few months in small moments. I have thought worst case scenarios that I never imagined before. Now all of that doubt, fear and shear weight feels like it is being lifted. I am so proud of Jamie for continuing to fight through all of this. Next steps are to get her off of the ventilator and then to the long process of physical rehab. I am sure there will continue to bumps along the way but we’ll deal as we have previously. A hug thank you to everyone that has prayed diligently and supported us these past 2 months. As I mentioned, our work is not done but I am taking this brief moment to celebrate how far we’ve come.

Tina Minich, May 17, 2021 - 12:42 am

Raelynn Shafer needs prayer! This is written by her parents: I hate having to be the one to post negative updates. But we are needing all prayers at this time. Raelynn has continued to desaturate with her oxygen the past few days. They doctors decided to run another STAT heart echo which resulted in a finding of severe pulmonary hypertension. She has been placed back into the nitric oxide for the time being. If it helps then we will evaluate in the morning. The goal tonight is to keep her stable as possible. If the nitric does not work then unfortunately there is not much else that they can do on the medical side. So prayers are definitely needed. We know she’s a strong girl and we know Gods holding her hand along this journey. I will update again when I know more.

Jim Nash, April 13, 2021 - 6:17 am

Jamie Johnson is very critical in Evansville Hospital, A team is coming from Louisville to do a procedure where they open up her jugular vein and drain her blood to get the carbon dioxide out and replace with fresh oxygen, then put it back in her. kinda like a transfusion. Once they are done with that procedure the team will take her with them back to Louisville. Please pray for her mom, brother, husband, and kids also