Thirty-nine-year-old Jennifer Saake (founder, Hannah's Prayer Ministries), experienced 6 strokes via vertebral dissection at a chiropractic office, including brain stem and cerebellum bleeds, in Oct. 2011. Jenni remained hospitalized for nearly 2 months and was not expected to live (near death experience) nor recover, but if she even survived, she was slated to live out her days in a nursing home or, best case, to maybe come home but wheelchair-bound and needing 24-hour care. At 5 years, 7 months God showed how He was writing her story from the beginning.

Jenni is currently writing more books and stays active on both Facebook and Pinterest. Here is her resume.

Since Jenni's chiropractor carried no insurance and moved out of the country soon after the accident (thus avoiding any legal or financial consequences), if you would like to help contribute to the Saake (pronounced like the two small words, say and key) family's massive financial needs (medical expenses alone are estimated to cost between $1- and $1.5- Million in Jenni's lifetime), please visit Jennifer Saake's Stroke Survivor GoFundMe Page. (This support information has been added in direct response to several reader requests.) The Saakes sincerely thank you for your prayers and if God prompts and equips you to send any monetary assistance as well, this is a significant added blessing.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Legs & Feet

A few of you were praying for me as I saw my doctor for a possible blood clot in my right leg this afternoon. Short answer is that we are going for an ultrasound tomorrow morning. The doctor confirms it is a clot but said I didn't need to go to ER today as she believes the clot is superficial, not deep vein, so is relatively low risk. She also noted that my right calf is larger around than my left one, though it is possible this is related to dominancy of the right leg in response to the strokes. The ultrasound should tell us more.

She also noticed how cold and blue my left foot looks and feels. She seemed surprised, but not overly concerned. She believes (as I do) that this is a blood flow/circulation issue and still stroke-related.



Our 9-year-old still can't bear weight on her foot, so she's been referred to an orthopedic surgeon. We are waiting on their phone call to schedule. Her doctor does not believe it is broken, but thinks it is a bad enough sprain that she need a walking boot (removable cast) to support it and help her learn to walk again. We will probably do another round of x-rays just to be sure she isn't hiding a fracture in there. In the meantime, she is in a lot of pain, leaving her pretty pale and mostly confined to the couch.



 My parents leave town on the 6th and will be gone about three weeks, so we are scrambling to fit all the appointments in before they leave!

Oh, I finished my quilt top for Kendra just a few minutes ago. :) My mom is going to try to sew it to a piece of thin flannel so they can take it up to Seattle when they visit Washington next month.

Here are a few other recent highlights, of our visit with the kids and gifts that came last week. :)

I am not talented enough to know how to turn this! Thank you, Abby and for your prayers too!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 



Our talk and your kindness so blessed my heart, Karla!
Thank you Shonilee! Very touching. <3

12-year-old
6-year-old

 

1 comment:

  1. Love to you! Praying for the clot and hope to visit again soon. :)

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