40 Silent Sermons: GirlMic/Leslie’s Last Days (2)

IMG_0007According to my journal notes, I was working on my presentation to the Missionaries about the “Joyful Mission of Wellness.” The session was to be about  serving through Prayer, Presentation of Purpose, Positioning, Perspectives and Promises. and this is what I wrote; Well = Prayed up, Well = Purpose, Well= Perspective and Well = Wonderful Eternal Light and Love.

When I walked into room 312, I could not even imagine that I would be living in this nightmare Wilderness. My Daughter was now intubated, sedated and could not speak. The first 24 hours was so full of hope and optimism from the nurses and doctors.


40 Silent Sermons: GirlMic/Leslie’s Last Days (1)

I am sitting here 70 days from the start of our wilderness experience and Leslie being intubated. I can still hear the nurse say “get the cart, I think she is crashing.” I stared at the nurses who seemed to come in from everywhere. One minute earlier my daughter handed me the cough drop back and I saw her struggling to get her breath between the coughs. I asked the nurse if I should call her husband and she nodded yes. They asked her sister and me to step out and we returned to the wilderness in  ICU that  lasted 40 dayswpid-wp-1440306602395.jpg