Thursday, April 2, 2009

Please Pray!

eandC

Hello friends.

I come to you this morning requesting prayer for my brother-in-law, Chance. Apparently something happened to him this morning between the time he left for work and 8:30 am. They are suspecting a fall of some sort. He called Erika around 8:30 and was not making any sense and was unable to recall anything from the morning. She quickly got him and took him to the local hospital. He has some trauma to both the front and back of his head. We suspect he hit the front of his head on something, causing him to pass out and fall and hit the back of his head. He has had a CT scan at the local hospital and it shows some bleeding in his brain. He is awake and aware of what is going on but unable to recall any events of the morning. They will be transporting him to a larger hospital in Pensacola, FL because he needs to be seen by a neurosurgeon. At this point they are waiting for an ambulance and the weather is horrible. Erika will not be able to ride in the ambulance with him. Please pray for God's hand to be on this situation, for Chance's healing and for peace that only He can bring.

We covet your prayers.

***the weather is really bad... tornado warnings. The ambulance is there at the hospital but they are talking about a closer hospital than Pensacola. They will not fly the helicopter with tornados. E is praying to get him to Pensacola. Please pray that with us.

127 comments:

Erin said...

I will praying for God to have his hands on both Erika and Chance. I hate that they are going through this difficult time. I love you all!

Tiffany said...

Darby - You and your sister are both so precious. I stalk both of your blogs and we do have a friendor two in common. I am so shaken by your news this morning. Praying for healing, for peace for Erika that only He can provide, for special protection over the baby during this stressful time. Please keep us posted.

Erin from Austin said...

praying for your family.

tmiller said...

Hi! I'm a blog stalker (altough I remember you & your sister from rush) and we have several mutual friends. Anyway, I'm sorry to hear about Chance. I imagine the scariest part is the unknown. I'm praying for Erika, Chance and the doctors.
Tipi Colley Miller

blair p. dubak said...

D, praying for both Chance & Erika intensely this morning, how frightful for them both. please be sure to keep Erika calm for the well being of her baby...i'm so sorry to hear this news...keep us posted.

The Southern Lady said...

My thoughts are prayers are with the entire family, Darby. May God touch them with his healing powers.

Laura said...

Prayers and prayers are being sent up for Chance and Erika, and for your family to have assurance. Much love to you all.

Andrea said...

Praying! Keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

On our knees in Mobile, Al.

Peppermint Bee said...

Oh goodness, they will be in my thoughts and prayers.

smitten design said...

praying for healing and protection.
xo

Kathy said...

Darby,
I have enjoyed your blog and Erika's for awhile now. Your belief in God is what always keeps me reading. Know that your request is heard...praying in Illinois.

Caroline said...

Praying in Memphis!

Amy Leigh said...

Darby, I just put a link to your blog on mine--starting the prayer chain!
My hubby sustained a brain injury in 2003 and completely healed thanks to the constant prayer. Please, continue to keep us informed.

Anonymous said...

Praying in Birmimgham.

Jennie-Marie said...

Praying, praying and praying some more! Thanks for the update!!!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Praying.

The Wileys said...

Total blog stalker revealing herself to let you know I'm praying for Chance and Erika. Keep us posted.

ml said...

Oh my goodness! Sending up lots of prayers!

Meredith Latimer

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Oh my gosh that's horrible! I will definitely be sending prayers their way! When you have time, please keep us posted.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Darby -
No words can say how we all feel for Erika and Chance right now - for all of you.
Please know you have all our prayers with you.

alison g. (brazil)

mom2three said...

Praying in Rochester NY too. May God watch over all of you- I'm sure you and your mom are both in need of my prayers too, so even though you didn't ask for those you've got them.

bluehydrangea said...

Praying for Chance, praying for Erika, praying for better weather. Just plain praying in NC!!!

Natalie McGough said...

I'm so sorry Chance got hurt. I just said a prayer for them, please keep us updated.

Courtney said...

I am SO glad I decided to check email before going to bed! I am praying hard for Chance and hoping they get him the medical attention he needs -- and quickly. Wish I could wrap my hands are Erika right now, but I'm sending all the love and prayers I can from the other side of the globe.

If you see her, please give her a hug and kiss from me Darby! Keep us posted. xx

Anonymous said...

Just said a prayer for your family...
K in Birmingham

Anonymous said...

praying in Dallas

dani said...

praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you...

Melody said...

Praying...

The Trouts said...

Our prayers are with Chance, Erika, and the rest of the family.

Jennifer said...

I am praying!

Shireen said...

I'm praying right now, Darby. THank you for sharing.

Erika, if you read this, we're all praying TOGETHER, and Jesus and the Holy Spirit are praying with us.

We love you all.

Jessica said...

Prayers from London! May God watch over and protect both Chance and Erika. Please keep us updated.

Ivy said...

Darby, this makes me sick to my stomach! I'm praying for ya'll! I can't imagne how Erika feels and Im so sorry ya'll can't be with her right now with this terrible weather. I pray Chance gets the medical attention he needs.

Anonymous said...

Praying in Birmingham for God's FULL and timely healing for Chance. Also praying for peace as Erika is by his side. Keep us updated!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Praying.

Melissa said...

Praying right now for Chance and Erika, and for the doctors and nurses who will be taking care of him! And for all of your family as y'all worry about them! Please keep us posted.

Carrie said...

I too am a blog stalker. I will be praying for your family. We serve a mighty God and He can do great things!

tlm said...

Praying for all in Charlotte.

Katie said...

Definitely praying girl.

Linkis Family Love said...

Keep us posted. God knows what happened to Chance, and will not leave him admist this time of confusion. We are praying for strength, peace, calm, and healing. <><<

"For He shall give His Angels charge over thee." Psalm 91:11

Elizabeth said...

Sending a million prayers that everything will go well!

maggi said...

I will keep Chance & Erika in my prayers. Our God is mighty! He will take care of Chance! I will also pray for God to keep a mighty hand on Erika and the baby during this time.
Blessings and prayer for your whole family!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying in Colorado!

Mandy said...

We are praying for your family...Mandy

pam said...

praying and keeping you all in my thoughts.

natalie said...

Praying for Chance and Erika and your family.

Kat said...

Praying in Atlanta.

Blakely said...

Praying in Raleigh, NC

Jo said...

sending lots of prayers and good healing vibes chance and darby's way. i know everything will be okay!

Lindsey said...

so sorry darby. praying for chance and erika.

Becky said...

oh my gosh darby. i'm on it friend. i am on it. God, just put your healing and loving hands on Chance and Erika. Bring clarity.

Sara Huie said...

oh Darby, praying for all of you from Atlanta...

Pouring it out there... said...

We will be praying for your whole family....prayers for healing, prayers for the baby, and prayers of strength for your sister.

Anonymous said...

I will definitely pray for your family. I follow both of your blogs (they are my fave) and want nothing, but the best for you all.

~Chrissy

Denise said...

Praying for you all!I am so glad your mama is there. All my love from S.C.

Aulick Family said...

Chance and Erika are in our prayers....

kt said...

know we're praying!! i'm near tears at the moment. please update us as the day goes on.

caylen{and}david said...

I read yours and Erika's blogs all the time and think y'all are just great. Definitely praying for them in Phoenix!

Erin said...

PRAYING in Indiana.

Tara said...

Praying in Columbus, GA.

Ashley said...

Erika & Chance are in my thoughts and prayers today! How scary.... please keep us updated on his condition.

The Review Lady said...

praying in Kentucky.

Lucy said...

I am praying that God will watch over Chance and Erika. I will also pray that the weather will improve soon so they can get him to the best hospital possible. I am so sorry that this happened. Praying for answers and healing!!!

Victoria said...

Definitely praying for both of them!

Beth G. said...

I am SOOOOOOO sorry!! I am praying NOW!

Jessica said...

Praying for Erika and Chance.

Melanie said...

I am praying for you all.

Laura said...

praying right now...

S said...

Praying for all of you in Tx...

The Nebrigs said...

praying right now!!!

julie said...

I am praying for the very, very best. Hugs to you guys.

Tess said...

Oh Darby...we will be lifting them up in prayer! Lord, wrap your arms around this family and hold them tight!

Sarah said...

I am praying earnestly for your family.

a day in the life of jewels said...

oh darby..i am so sorry. i will stop and pray for them right now and throughout the day. xo

heather said...

Oh Darby...I can't imagine what Erika is going through. Please pass along our support and keep us posted!

Katie and Matt said...

storming heaven's gates

Allie said...

I follow both yours and Erika's blogs daily although I never comment. Lots of thoughts and prayers are coming from New Jersey.

Anonymous said...

Praying in Indiana!

Mary Feagley and family
Church family
The Turning Pointe UMC
Evansville

Anonymous said...

praying in North Georgia

Elements of Style said...

Oh my goodness, I am so concerned. Please keep us updated and I'll keep them both in my thoughts all day!!

Jennifer said...

I follow both yours and Erika's blogs and I am sending hugs and good thoughts from Philadelphia!

Kellie said...

I know too well how scary this can be - I'm hitting the floor right now (in my office at work) and praying for God's safety on the transporting, the wisdom of the doctors, peace for Chance and Erika and safety for the baby girl. I love you all!

Sarah said...

I love both your blog and Erika's but have never previously commented. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with Chance, Erika and your whole family.

The Sims Family said...

I will be praying for Chance & Erika! I can't imagine how scared they are. God is good and will see them through. Love to you all!

Anonymous said...

I will be praying.

MaryBeth said...

My prayers are going out to your entire family. MB

Ashley said...

Darby, I am praying for all of you. I'm from Pensacola, I don't live there anymore but my family is there, if anyone needs a place to stay or food brought in...anything, please contact me. We would be more then happy to help.

Household6 said...

I will be praying. Tell that ambulance to take Erika!! Do they really want a pregnant woman driving in crazy weather?!

Dave and Mandi said...

I'm praying for Chance, Erika, and cooperative weather.

Mod Girl said...

I'm praying.

Christine from Boston said...

I will be praying in Massachusetts.

Tiffany said...

I am praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Praying in Birmingham.

Amber said...

Hi - I will pray for Chance and for Erika and for the safe and quick passage to get the hospital care he needs. Keep us posted as to his status and take care of yourself too.

The Wilsons said...

Prayers for you. Please keep us posted.

Kara said...

Lord give this family the strength that only YOU can provide. Intercede in this tragedy and carry Chance safely through this and bring peace to his beautiful wife.
In Jesus' name we ask these things.

Anonymous said...

Darby, Please let your family know that they are in our hearts and minds today. I wish for Chance a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

praying in nashville.

Gail said...

May His peace, love, and grace be with each of you today. My prayers are with you and please know that this post has been sent out to other believers. When any two shall come together and ask...I believe! Praying for Erika and her darling husband. In his love, Gail

Anonymous said...

praying in Memphis.

The Di Vito's said...

I will start praying immediately! God bless you & your family.

Kendra White said...

praying in Indiana...

Jessica Ranjbari said...

I'm about to go spend some time praying for them! Please let us know what you find out once you hear from Erika...

Eleanor Oser said...

I am praying for all of you - for healing for Chance, peace for Erika and the baby, and wisdom for the doctors!! Please keep us posted!

Shonna said...

Praying in south Alabama!

Lacey said...

Darby--I love both yours and Erika's blogs (although I've never commented). I'll be praying and thinking about yall.
-Lacey Shaffer

Anonymous said...

praying in louisiana!

amy said...

We are praying for your family!

tarheel said...

praying for Chance, Erika, the baby and your whole lovely family in Charlotte.

Ashley said...

I follow your bog weekly...your faith and family are such an inspiration. I will keep Chance and Erika in my thoughts and prayers.

Leigh Smith Baxter said...

Darby- Courtney's family is praying in Baton Rouge & Houston! We are deeply saddened by this news. We had the wonderful opportunity to meet & spend time with with Erika & Chance this past weekend & could see instantly why Court & JJ are so fond of them. We will continue to ask God to look after them & bring them safely out of harm's way. Our thoughts are with you all.

Brandi Bartee said...

Praying in Charlotte

WallysMama said...

Praying in Starkville, MS. Please post an update when you are able!

Anonymous said...

praying for chance and all his family, drs, safe travels for everyone.

Lydia said...

Praying in Braselton, GA....God Bless.

Kaysha Patel said...

So sorry to hear about Chance. I will be praying for him and your family and will keep you in my thoughts...

Keith said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you from Houston.

Abby said...

Oh, no. How terrible. We will all be thinking of your family today. Please tell Erika that we all love her so much and are wishing hard for a good outcome.

Anonymous said...

praying in michigan

Anonymous said...

I have been a reader for some time now, but never commented before. We are on our knees praying in Tennessee for Chance and Erika right now. Thank you for keeping us updated, so our prayers can be specific! God bless, Darby!

Amanda said...

I am praying for your family.

Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said...

Chance, Erika and their little one are in my prayers. Please give her a big blog hug for all of us.

jordanp said...

Praying, praying, praying for his quick recovery.

Chris said...

I know the Lord is with Chance and you all. I just had the chance to meet both he and Erika last weekend for the first time. Chance and I talked a lot about my kids and his baby. A very sweet guy.

Peace & Love to you all,
Chris

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for him and your family. I read the update from Seleta's blog. I live in the area and Sacred Heart (where I assume he is at in P'cola) is a wonderful hospital. I'm confident that they have the best doctors helping him. I'm praying for ya'll!