Shalom dear friends,
Since you have not heard from Meridel and her Still Small Voice blog for over a month now I felt it would be appropriate to let you know why and to ask for prayer for her.
On the 28th of July Meridel suffered a sudden heart stoppage – heart attack.
SHE WAS COMPOSING HER STILL SMALL VOICE NEWSLETTER WHEN SHE CRIED OUT, “JAY I NEED YOUR HELP BECAUSE I CAN’T SEE”!
I RUSHED OVER TO WHERE SHE WAS SITTING AND SAW THAT SHE WAS LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS. TAKING HER PULSE I COULD NOT FIND ONE. I THEN FELT FOR HER CAROTID ARTERY UNDER THE SIDE OF HER CHIN. NOTHING!
Her head fell forward her face was chalk white and her hazel eyes turned blue. We called out to Yeshua in prayer to rebuke the spirit of death and called on the Lord Jesus to bring her back to life. After some minutes she started to breathe slowly and heavily like snoring and gradually opened her eyes. She couldn’t speak but blinked and we all prayed in the Holy Spirit including Meridel UNTIL HER LIFE CAME BACK TO HER.
SHE THEN VOMITED AND ONCE SETTLED IN BED SHE SLEPT FOR ABOUT 15 HOURS.
THE NEXT DAY WE TOOK HER TO THE LOCAL HEALTH CLINIC. THERE THE DR GAVE HER AN ECG EXAM SAYING SHE LIKELY HAD A BLADDER INFECTION. THIS SEEMED STRANGE TO US AND TURNED OUT NOT TO BE THE CASE. THE DR SAID ” I’M NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR HISTORY”.
SEVERAL DAYS LATER WE WENT BACK AND THE SAME DR DID A FOLLOW-UP ECG. SHE PICKED UP THAT MERIDEL DID NOT HAVE A BLADDER INFECTION.
HOWEVER, WE LEFT FOR GREECE THE NEXT DAY AND I TOOK HER STRAIGHT AWAY TO MY CARDIOLOGIST AND HE IMMEDIATELY DETERMINED THAT SHE NEEDED A PACEMAKER.
SO ON THIS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, WE HAVE AN APPOINTMENT FOR HER TO HAVE ONE IMPLANTED BY A TOP CARDIAC SURGEON AT A HOSPITAL IN ATHENS.
(Through a comedy of errors we have no health insurance at this time as the company told us today they won’t insure Meridel because she is over 70. )
SHE IS VERY WEAK DIZZY AND OFTEN NAUSEOUS EVEN AFTER DRINKING WATER.
WE TRUST THE LORD THAT THE PACEMAKER WILL BEGIN TO RESOLVE THE WORRYING SYMPTOMS AND PREVENT A RELAPSE.
WHEN SHE IS WELL ENOUGH SHE HOPES TO RESUME THE STILL SMALL VOICE LETTER
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS,
SINCERELY IN YESHUA.