Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Let's Pray for Her Eyes 1-18-06

Today was another eventful day for Andrea. Around noon my Mom snuck Zeus (her dog) into her room with the nurse and she got to pet him for a couple of minutes. It was good at first but then she started to cry and get upset. She was afraid that he didn't recognize her and upset that she couldn't see him. I am so surprised that Zeus didn't bark at all in the room, but I really think that he sensed that Andrea was sick and that he should behave. All he did was lick her hands and sit on her lap.

The eye doctor came this afternoon and she is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning. The doctor said that the procedure will probably be more serious than expected, but we are still very optimistic. They will do one eye tomorrow and see what the effect is. If successful they will do the other eye sometime next week. We really need to pray hard tonight and tomorrow morning that all goes well and her vision is restored.

Her walking continues to improve and she gets stronger everyday. Today she walked further than yesterday and without as much support. She also took another shower today. Keep praying and our Lord will get her through this terrible ordeal. Keep the faith and God Bless.


Lauren Prather said...


You are so incredibly awesome! I am so thankful of how you have progressed. You have amazing strength and determination to fight this! God is so great, isn't he?

You are in my thoughts and prayers constantly. I pray that your eye procedures go well and that you will be home in a real bed with your precious little dog soon!!

Love and God bless,
Lauren (Reed) Prather

Lara Hendrickson said...

Dear Andrea,

Every time I read how you have progressed I am amazed at your incredible strength and courage. I'm keeping fingers and toes and everything else crossed for your eye surgery tomorrow. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do.

Love and prayers,
Lara Hendrickson

Anonymous said...

Praying for your surgeons/eye surgery tomorrow as a continuance of God's devine healing. What a mighty God we serve...He cares greatly for you....& so do we.

Have faith in Him, Have faith in Him;
Have faith in Him, He watches ov'er His own....& that's YOU in this awesome story!
Love, mBeyer

Anonymous said...

Andrea, you have been in my prayers. I think of you alot during the day and each time, I lift a prayer up for you. I am praying your surgery goes well tomorrow and that your vision will be restored. May you sleep well tonight and feel comforted by our Lord. Trust in Him. In Christ, a member of West Houston Church of Christ.

Nicole Carman said...


I am so proud of how far you have come over the past few weeks! Stay strong and have faith that you WILL overcome all of this. You have come so far and your strength inspires me everyday!! I am praying for your eyes and I am sure that soon you will be seeing clearly. I wish you patience and perseverance over the next few days!! WE LOVE YOU and MISS YOU!!!

nicole carman said...

Way to go on sneaking Zeus in!! I am sure that it made Andrea very happy!! Rules were made to be broken....You are great!!


Shelia Calvary said...


Please "know" that I am praying for your vision. Remember, "All things are possible!" There is NO GOD LIKE JEHOVAH!! HE IS FAITHFUL!

Trusting, Praying, Believing!

Michelle Meyer said...


Coming from the oh so random dog lady, I promise that Zeus recognizes you... they don't forget. Dogs have a weird way of sensing your emotions so they act accordingly.. Fear not, your baby still loves you and is probably beside himself waiting for you to come home. Yes, I know, what would you do without a friend like me;) tee hee..

On a serious note, you have come so far and your vision is yet another thing that you will conquer. Hang in there. We are praying for you and thinking about you all of the time. I hope you have another fabulous day.

Love ya.

Jennifer Harp said...

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt


Your eyesight tops my prayer list today! I hope you understand how much the faith and determination you demonstrate reaches others and has encouraged them in their daily lives. In your great trials you have remained a role model to others to press on. Keep up the fight, sweet girl…you can take the next thing that comes along!!!! I love you.

Nick Wooley said...

I am so glad to hear that you have been doing better. Good luck with the surgery tommorrow, I know you'll do great. I will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

urspecific prayer today is that God will heal your eyes like he is healing the rest of you. Keep up your tremendous faith and courage. We love you.

Steve and Karen Morris

Anonymous said...


I am so proud of you. Quita in the Phoenix office wanted me to let you know that she can so relate to the first shower. Keep up the good work- walking is a great way for the nurses and doctors to read your progress.

You are in my prayers & know with God's help you will continue to improve.

You will be home with Jay & Zeus before you know it.

Love you,
Denise Bishop

Tim & Jan Redman said...

Andrea, Jan & I met J. and John at the Ohio State game last September when they joined our tailgate party. We found out about your illness, and just wanted to write and let you know that there are prayers flowing your way from Columbus, Ohio!! We know that God's love and strength will be with you, and see you through. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. God bless, Jan & Tim Redman.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea,

The whole Henderson family is praying for you. You are amazing and we love you. God Bless You.

Love, Alice and Art Henderson

annie said...

you are going to do awesome in surgery i know it... it will all be over soon. i am praying for a sucessful result. i miss you. and love you. keep fighting.

Anonymous said...

God is a healing God I know you will do fine....Zeus needs you to come home...By the way he really likes Zee Zee.
Ms. Kay

Janet Holley said...

Way to go Betty!!! That was probably some very good medicine. Bobby's friend brought one of his Labs to the parking lot of the hospital so that he could watch him train the dog from his hospital window. I'm praying hard.

Praying in Corinth

Anonymous said...

Cheryl and I are so proud of you. You inspire us in everything we do and are praying for you and J to be able to come to our wedding! You are a perfect example of how the Lord's power can overcome anything. You are a great friend and a beautiful young woman, not to mention a hell of an account rep... Keep your head high and always know that you are the toughest person we know. We love you very much...See you tonite and God willing you will see us...Love you girl!

Cheryl & Dustin

Kathy Zera said...


I read of your incredible progress daily. You have such strength and I know God is looking over you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Zera

Kathy Zera said...


I read of your incredible progress daily. You have such strength and I know God is looking over you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Zera

Carolyn Frazier said...

Hi Andrea,

I know that Zeus knew who you were. It's just so hard being in the hospital. I know he was glad to see you. I am anxious to find out how your eye surgery went. Am praying hard for your vision to return. You are such a strong, brave young woman. You are an inspiration to all.

Love, Carolyn Frazier

Anonymous said...


You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God continues to heal you and that you will be at home with your dog and J sometime soon. I have never met you but I hope to get the opportunity soon!!! You do not know me, but my family and J's have been friends forever... Anyway, I hope things keep progressing a the rate they are going and I wish you the best!!
Sending lots of prayers from Waynesboro, MS and Mobile, AL!!!

God Bless You.

john said...

Your doing a great job Jay. We all pray for her. The strong arms of GOD are around her.