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Prayers Needed

I’ll be taking Rachael up this evening.

We’re 28 days into this today and STILL in a hospital because there are no beds in a reasonable skilled nursing facility and it’s iffy if she has the stamina to sustain the rigors of a true rehab just yet.  We’ll be re-evaluated soon.

Please pray that Rachael gets the same reaction Nathaniel got.

Also, please pray that we get into the right facility for us.

125 Comments on “Prayers Needed”

  1. #1 amy
    on Dec 16th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Praying along..

  2. #2 Amy Nasworthy
    on Dec 16th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Praying for you all!

  3. #3 Windsor Grace
    on Dec 16th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Hi there! I have been following Anissa’s progress and thinking about your family since the beginning. I just found out that you guys are in Atlanta and, I, live in Atlanta. I know I am a stranger, but I want to bring you food or offer to babysit. I have references. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

  4. #4 Karen
    on Dec 16th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I came here from the Spohr’s blog. You and your family are in my thoughts all the time and sending my prayers.

  5. #5 Diana, The Doggy Mommy
    on Dec 16th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Never stopped, think about you all so many times per day I can’t count.

    Your always in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. #6 Carole
    on Dec 17th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    couldn’t stop thinking about your family – still praying!!

  7. #7 sabrina (Chicago)
    on Dec 17th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    praying for you all. I know it has to be hard for you and the children, but especially for you. Seeing your beautiful wife this way, and hoping and praying for her to get better. The ups, the downs, and all of the extra things you are responsible for, most of all, the unknown. Praying for Anissa’s recovery, for the right facility, and for your precious little ones to get a great response from their Loving Mom. I know it has to be hard, and I’m praying for her daily, and for your and the children’s strength through it all.

  8. #8 christieo
    on Dec 17th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    i just wanted to let you know that I have your family in my prayers and I pray He gives you all the strength to get through today’s difficult moments, whatever they may be. Strength.

  9. #9 MDTaz
    on Dec 17th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune without the words,
    And never stops at all.
    (Emily Dickinson)

  10. #10 Gecko Bloggle
    on Dec 17th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    “wife to a tech ninja” grabbed me hard and made me read back through what’s been happening since November. Never heard of you, already can’t remember how I got here. Twitter, maybe. Something about a bowl of rice and some buttons.

    From an old grey-haired “tech samurai,” I hope the best for you and all of yours. I cannot imagine how you manage to keep going.

    My step-brother-from-another-mother had a massive stroke in August (I think) and he’s been fighting to come back, too. Arachnoid something-or-other that has an unknown recovery rate (most folks don’t make it to the hospital), and so it’s all sorta guess-work as to what’s going to spring a leak or fall off the merry-go-round next. He’s losing time, and sometimes fights with his nurses, ’cause he doesn’t know where he is. He’s ten days older than I am, and I’m only 38.

    As my wife’s family would put it, “I’ll be holding you all in the light.”

  11. #11 dug powell
    on Dec 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm


    you all are in our prayers. you prove everyday what an awesome husband and father you are.

    We Love All of You,

    The Powell’s

  12. #12 jennifer
    on Dec 17th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    I hope that Rachael’s visit was as successful as Nathaniels.
    Sending prayers your way everyday.

  13. #13 Problem Solvin Mom
    on Dec 17th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Anissa’s prayers did amazing things for my family not quite a year ago – sending prayers and love, and thinking of you all often. Hope Rachael’s visit went well.


  14. #14 Erin
    on Dec 17th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    thinking of you all and praying for continued strength, stamina, and hope. i think you are doing an amazing job keeping it all together and anissa is feeling this. much love and faith from the east coast!

  15. #15 Sharon H.
    on Dec 17th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Hoping that things are going as well as can be! Thinking of y’all…

  16. #16 Ally
    on Dec 18th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Lots of prayers being sent your way.
    My stepfather is being transferred to rehab tomorrow after 5 weeks to the day in the hospital. We did lots of research – the best recommendation we got was a hospital affiliated rehab unit with transitional unit. That way he gets more nursing care in the transitional unit until he’s able to withstand the rigors of full inpatient rehab.
    With all the prayers headed your way, I know the right bed in the right facility will open up for her.

  17. #17 Fran
    on Dec 18th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    You and yours remain in my prayers.

  18. #18 MommyNamedApril
    on Dec 18th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    we’re still with you.

  19. #19 Glenda
    on Dec 18th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Praying for the best reaction thus far! Stay strong Anissa!! Praying for you and your family!!!

  20. #20 Lotus Carroll (Sarcastic Mom)
    on Dec 18th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I am still praying for Anissa and your whole family. Sending up and out love and strength.

  21. #21 Amy
    on Dec 18th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I want you to know that it is YOU that I’m praying for daily and YOU whom all my prayers are focused on. Everyone is praying for Anissa and that is wonderful and amazing, but I want you to know that even though I’ve never met you and didn’t even hear of Anissa until I read a post of hers like 3 months ago that my prayers are concentrated on you. For God to continue to uphold you and provide you strength to be advocate, husband and father through all of this. I pray for you, Peter, daily and I wanted you to know that.

  22. #22 Emma
    on Dec 18th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Praying every day for Anissa and your family!

  23. #23 Mami2Mommy
    on Dec 18th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Here’s hoping and praying you all find a wonderful facililty. I am in the outer ATL area if you need anything. In my prayers every day.

  24. #24 Sarah
    on Dec 19th, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Still praying everyday for all of you, God will get Anissa in the right facility at the right time.

  25. #25 Lisa in IL
    on Dec 19th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Praying hard ~ believing Anissa is strong and knowing she will be accepted into the right facility.

    Peter you are doing such a good job ~ you are not alone!